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Tigers’ Mike Pelfrey efficient in rehab outing for Mud Hens

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Monday, August 29, 2016.

Toledo Mud Hens 8, Indianapolis Indians 1 (box)

Mike Pelfrey allowed a run off three hits in three innings in a rehab start for the Mud Hens on Monday. Pelfrey was efficient, throwing just 37 pitches in his outing. Warwick Saupold scattered six hits over five shutout innings in relief to pick up the win, his seventh of the season for Toledo. The offense broke out with 16 hits, including three-hit games from JaCoby Jones and Dixon Machado. Jones and Chad Huffman scored twice each.

Jones: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Machado: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Huffman: 2-5, 2B, 2 R
Pelfrey: 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 SO
Saupold (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 SO

Coming up next: Myles Jaye (1-2, 3.03 ERA) will start for Toledo as they try to even their series against Indianapolis.

Akron RubberDucks 4, Erie SeaWolves 2 (box)

Erie starter Thad Weber couldn’t find his command and walked five batters in five innings against the RubberDucks on Monday. Weber only allowed two runs over five innings, but a sluggish offense and leaky performance from reliever Tommy Shirley were enough to hand Weber his second loss in a SeaWolves uniform. Catcher Grayson Greiner had three of Erie’s six hits, including a solo home run in the ninth inning. Cory Riordan had a strong performance in relief, throwing 2 13 scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Greiner: 3-4, HR, R, RBI, SO
Harrell: 1-3, 2B, R
Weber (L): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Josh Turley (7-8, 4.05 ERA) will start against Akron’s Nick Pasquale (2-7, 4.98 ERA) on Tuesday.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Daytona Tortugas 2 (F/7) (box)

Spencer Turnbull limited the Tortugas to two runs in six strong innings to pick up his first win of the season for the Flying Tigers. Turnbull struck out five while allowing just three hits. Gerson Moreno struck out a pair of Tortugas in the ninth for his third save since being promoted to Lakeland. Offensively, the Flying Tigers managed just five hits, but made them count. Zac Shepherd hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his 15th of the season. In the sixth, the Flygers strung together a couple singles and a walk to score the winning run.

Bortnick: 2-3
Kivett: 1-2, 3B, R
Shepherd: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Turnbull (W): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Daytona Tortugas 4 (F/7) (box)

A.J. Simcox drove in a pair of runs in the second, and catcher Tim Remes hit a three-run home run in the third to give the Flying Tigers just enough offense for their second one-run victory over Daytona on Monday. Simcox had two hits, part of a 10-hit effort from the Lakeland offense in the abbreviated game. A.J. Ladwig picked up his 11th win of the season, but wasn’t particularly sharp; he gave up a pair of home runs and four runs (two earned) on 88 pitches in 5 13 innings. Santiago Garrido recorded the final five outs for his fifth save of the year.

Simcox: 2-4, 2 RBI
Verlander: 2-3, 2 R
Bortnick: 2-3, 2B, BB, SO
Remes: 1-2, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB
Ladwig (W): 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 SO

Coming up next: Matt Hall (3-2, 4.15 ERA) will start for Lakeland on Tuesday as the Flying Tigers look to clinch a series win over the Tortugas.

West Michigan Whitecaps 10, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2 (box)

The Whitecaps exploded for six runs in a decisive fifth inning on Monday, winning their second game in a row over the TinCaps. West Michigan managed 13 hits in all, including a home run from Will Allen in the fifth, his fifth of the year. Arvicent Perez and Jose Azocar also chipped in, collecting three hits and two RBI apiece. Starter Sandy Baez struck out eight in six innings to win his seventh game of the year.

Perez: 3-6, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Azocar: 3-5, 2 RBI, SO
Allen: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SO
Pirtle: 2-6, R, RBI, SO
Baez (W): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps are off on Tuesday. They return home on Wednesday to kick off a three-game series against the South Bend Cubs.

Staten Island Yankees 10, Connecticut Tigers 7 (box)

Staten Island jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead in the first couple innings, and ultimately scored six runs off Connecticut starter Ryan Castellanos. The Tigers offense tried to keep pace, scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the eighth, but the Yankees were able to keep adding to their total throughout the night. Austin Athmann led the way for the Tigers, collecting four hits and three RBI. Josh Lester had two hits of his own, including a three-run homer in the eighth.

Athmann: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
Lester: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Pinero: 2-3, R, RBI, BB
Castellanos (L): 4.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R (4 ER), 4 BB, SO

Coming up next: Gregory Soto (3-2, 2.52 ERA) will face off against Staten Island’s Simon De la Rosa (6-3, 2.98 ERA) as the Tigers and Yankees continue their series on Tuesday.