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Tigers prospect Spencer Turnbull shines in Flying Tigers doubleheader sweep

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Columbus Clippers 6, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

The Mud Hens tied an early 2-0 Columbus lead with two runs in the bottom of the second, but Toledo starter Myles Jaye coughed up two more runs in the third. Jaye eventually made it through seven innings (and ended up with a quality start), but fell to his fourth loss since moving up to Triple-A. The Mud Hens had nine hits as a team, but went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position and could not get on the scoreboard in the final seven frames. BYB fan favorite Preston Guilmet was not sharp, allowing two runs on four hits in the eighth. Steven Moya and Jason Krizan had two hits apiece for the Mud Hens.

Moya: 2-4, 2B, SO
Krizan: 2-4, 2B, R
Presley: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Jaye (L): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 0.57 ERA) is scheduled to start the Mud Hens’ final game of the season against Columbus’ Shawn Haviland (1-2, 3.86 ERA) at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Binghamton Mets 8, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)

Binghamton tagged SeaWolves starter Josh Turley with four runs in the first inning and three more in the fourth to hand him his 10th loss of the season. Turley did not allow a home run, but gave up eight hits and a walk in his short outing. Cory Riordan was much better, working the final four innings while allowing just a solo home run to Binghamton DH Jayce Boyd. Meanwhile, the Erie offense was held to just three hits. Michael Gerber had one of those three hits and Erie’s lone RBI in the game.

Gerber: 1-3, RBI, BB, SO
Eaves: 1-3, 2B, R
Turley (L): 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R (6 ER), BB, 4 SO
Riordan: 4.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: The SeaWolves will conclude their season with an afternoon game against the Mets on Monday. Mickey Jannis (3-11, 5.28 ERA) will start for Binghamton.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Tampa Yankees 4 (F/10) (box)

What should have been a quick seven-inning game turned into a 10-inning affair after the Yankees scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh off Lakeland closer Gerson Moreno. The blown save was Moreno’s sixth of the season, and increased his ERA to 6.93. Spencer Turnbull made the start for Lakeland, and held Tampa to a run on seven hits with five strikeouts in six innings. A two-out RBI double from Zac Shepherd in the 10th provided the final margin.

Shepherd: 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Kivett: 2-5, 2 R
Simcox: 2-4, 2 2B, R, BB
Turnbull: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 5 SO

Lakeland Flying Tigers 6, Tampa Yankees 4 (F/7) (box)

The Flying Tigers jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first two innings, then added an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Ross Kivett led the way with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Four others drove in runs for Lakeland, and Tyler Bortnick and Andres Sthormes added two hits apiece. Starter A.J. Ladwig picked up his 12th win of the season after scattering seven hits across five innings, allowing one run.

Kivett: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Bortnick: 2-4, RBI
Simcox: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, SO
Ladwig (W): 5.0 IP, 7 H, ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: Lakeland’s season is over. They finished with a 34-34 record in the first half and a 26-38 record in the second half.

Great Lakes Loons 1, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)

The Whitecaps and Loons played to a stalemate for eight innings before Great Lakes’ Jake Henson hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Yordy Cabrera took the loss for the Whitecaps, his third of the season. Starter Eudis Idrogo was dominant, holding the Loons to just one hit in seven shutout innings. The Whitecaps offense out-hit the Loons 5-4, but went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Brett Pirtle had two of his team’s five hits, including a double.

Pirtle: 2-4, 2B
Laffita: 1-3, 2B, SO, SB
Idrogo: 7.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Sandy Baez (7-9, 4.02 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps in their regular season finale against the Loons on Monday. The Whitecaps kick off their playoff series against South Bend on Wednesday.

Tri-City ValleyCats 4, Connecticut Tigers 3 (F/10) (box)

The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth off Tri-City reliever Devin Raftery, tying their game at three. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long. Tri-City scored a run off Connecticut reliever John Schrieber in the top of the 10th, and Angel Serrano worked a scoreless 10th to cap off the win for the ValleyCats. Jacob Robson had four hits for Connecticut, who out-hit Tri-City 10-8. Mario Sanjur had two hits for the Tigers, but they left 12 runners on base in the loss.

Robson: 4-5, 2 R
Sanjur: 2-4
Bauml: 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Soto: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: Locke St. John (5-7, 2.27 ERA) will start Connecticut’s season finale at 1:05 p.m. ET on Monday. St. John will face off against Tri-City’s Jorge Alcala (0-0, 6.00 ERA).