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Tigers prospect Kyle Funkhouser pitches 3 scoreless innings in Connecticut win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Indianapolis Indians 6, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

Steven Moya and Dean Green drove in runs in the bottom of the first inning to give Toledo a 2-1 lead, but the Mud Hens pitching staff coughed up more runs than the offense could answer for in a 6-2 loss on Sunday. Donn Roach struggled for the first time in a Mud Hens uniform, allowing six runs on nine hits in 5 13 innings. He struck out four and walked two. Meanwhile, the Mud Hens went a woeful 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 runners on base in a game that required a bit more efficiency. Moya had two of Toledo’s three doubles and Argenis Diaz also collected a pair of hits.

Moya: 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI, SO
Diaz: 2-4, 2 SO
Green: 1-4, RBI, SO
Roach (L): 5.1 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: The Mud Hens will face former Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein (1-2, 3.69 ERA) as their series with the Indians transitions over to Indianapolis.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3 (box)

The Whitecaps held a slim 4-3 lead heading into the later innings, but scored three insurance runs in the eighth and ninth to seal a 7-3 win over Fort Wayne on Sunday. The two teams combined for a whopping 27 hits in the game, including 15 on the Whitecaps’ side. Neither club homered, however, and West Michigan collected just three of four total extra base hits in the game. Franklin Navarro had three hits for the Whitecaps, while a swath of others managed to get on base multiple times. Eudis Idrogo collected the win, but Drew Smith and Mark Ecker did the heavy lifting, combining for four scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Navarro: 3-5, 2B, R, RBI
Gibson: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI
Maddox: 2-4, R, BB, 2 SO, SB
Havrilak: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, SO, 2 SB
Idrogo (W): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: Sandy Baez (6-9, 4.09 ERA) will start as the Whitecaps go for a series split against the TinCaps on Monday.

Connecticut Tigers 3, Vermont Lake Monsters 0 (box)

The Tigers and Lake Monsters played to a stalemate through the first seven innings, and a three-run outburst from Connecticut in the eighth sealed their 38th win of the season. The Tigers scored three runs on four hits in the inning, including a double from Chad Sedio that moved runners into scoring position early on. The Tigers managed 11 hits to Vermont’s four on the day, and were backed by strong efforts from Kyle Funkhouser and Alfred Gutierrez. Bryan Garcia worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save.

Savage: 2-4, R, RBI, SB
Lester: 2-4, SO
Sanjur: 2-3
Funkhouser: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 SO
Gutierrez: 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 3 SO

Coming up next: Ryan Castellanos (7-5, 4.92 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Monday against the Staten Island Yankees at 7:00 p.m. ET.


The Erie SeaWolves’ series finale against the Altoona Curve was rained out on Sunday. No makeup date has been set, as the two teams do not play each other again this season. Erie moves on to face the Akron RubberDucks on Monday, with Josh Turley (7-8, 4.05 ERA) taking the mound. Rob Kaminsky (9-7, 3.38 ERA) will start for Akron.

The Lakeland Flying Tigers also saw their Sunday game cancelled due to inclement weather. They were looking to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Dunedin Blue Jays, as well as dropping their ninth consecutive game. Lakeland will go for its first win since August 19 in a doubleheader against the Daytona Tortugas on Monday. The first game starts at 4:00 p.m. ET and features righthander A.J. Ladwig (10-9, 3.77 ERA). Calvin Drummond (1-2, 2.01 ERA) is scheduled to start the second matchup.