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Tigers prospect Derek Hill leads Whitecaps to 3-1 win

Scores, news, and updates from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Gwinnett Braves 9, Toledo Mud Hens 8 (F/10) (box)

Joe Jimenez gave up a run on one hit and a pair of walks in the top of the 10th, and suffered his first loss at the Triple-A level on Sunday. The Mud Hens took an early 6-1 lead with runs in the first and second innings, but the offense slowed down in the later innings as Gwinnett slowly chipped away at starter Thad Weber. J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with a double, while Steven Moya and Casey McGehee had three hits apiece. Dixon Machado hit his second home run of the season in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings.

McGehee: 3-5, RBI, BB
Moya: 3-6, R, 2 RBI, SO
Machado: 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB
Martinez: 1-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
Weber: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Buck Farmer (2-4, 4.82 ERA) will start against Louisville’s Tim Adleman (2-1, 3.60 ERA) as the Mud Hens kick off a five-game home-and-home series with the Bats on Monday.

West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Lake County Captains 1 (box)

Both teams managed eight hits and no extra base hits in a pitching-dominated matchup on Sunday. The Whitecaps pushed a pair of runs across in the bottom of the fourth, then the two teams traded runs in the seventh inning to provide the final margin. Derek Hill led the way for West Michigan with two singles, a steal (his 33rd of the season) and a run scored. Brett Pirtle also had two hits for the Whitecaps, and added an RBI. Ryan Castellanos picked up the win for the Whitecaps after six strong innings. He scattered seven hits and struck out four.

Hill: 2-4, R, SO, SB
Pirtle: 2-3, RBI
Perez: 1-2, R, RBI, SO
Castellanos: 6.0 IP, 7 H, ER, 4 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps and Captains will continue their four-game series on Monday night at Fifth Third Ballpark. Micah Miniard (0-0, 9.00 ERA) will start for Lake County.

Vermont Lake Monsters 4, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser tossed four scoreless innings and struck out four in another solid outing, lowering his ERA to 3.60 for the Tigers. Unfortunately, his relievers could not hold the lead, allowing four runs in the next three innings. John Schreiber took the loss for Connecticut after allowing three runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Tigers were lucky to even have a lead, though. They managed just three hits on the game, with only one going for extra bases. Joey Havrilak doubled and drove in a run for Connecticut.

Havrilak: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Pereira: 1-4, R
Woodrow: 1-4, R, RBI, SO, SB
Funkhouser: 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 SO

Coming up next: Alfred Gutierrez (1-3, 3.32 ERA) will start for the Tigers against Dakota Chalmers (4-1, 3.57 ERA) and the Lake Monsters on Monday.


The Erie SeaWolves and Lakeland Flying Tigers both saw their games suspended due to inclement weather on Sunday. The Flying Tigers, who were scoreless in the second inning against the St. Lucie Mets, will resume play on Monday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The two teams will play a second game following the completion of the first, with A.J. Ladwig (9-8, 4.13 ERA) getting the start for Lakeland.

The SeaWolves were down 2-0 to the Reading Fightin’ Phils in the second inning when play was suspended. Their game will resume on Saturday, August 20. The SeaWolves are off on Monday, and will head on the road for a series against the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday. Teddy Stankiewicz (3-7, 5.24 ERA) will start for Portland.