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Tigers prospect Gregory Soto throws 6 shutout innings in Whitecaps loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

Syracuse Chiefs 3, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

Buck Farmer was inefficient, throwing 94 pitches in just 4 23 innings against the Chiefs on Tuesday. He struck out six, but allowed a pair of runs on six hits before departing in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, the offense could not deliver him a win. Michael Almanzar went 2-for-3 with both Toledo RBI, but the Mud Hens went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Adduci: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, SO
Almanzar: 2-3, 2 RBI
Farmer: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO
Kensing (L): 1.0 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER)

Coming up next: The Mud Hens will face off against former Detroit Tigers prospect Jacob Turner (0-0, 3.12 ERA) as they continue their series against Syracuse at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Altoona Curve 6, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)

Both Myles Jaye and Josh Turley were roughed up, allowing a combined five runs on seven hits in 5 13 innings in a losing effort. Jaye went 4 13 innings and struck out four, while Turley took the loss after allowing a pair of runs in the sixth. The Erie offense managed 10 hits to Altoona’s eight, but only three of those 10 went for extra bases and none of them drove in any runs. Mike Gerber had an RBI, but went 0-for-4 in the loss.

Krizan: 2-5, RBI
Ficociello: 1-3, 2B, BB
Gonzalez: 1-4, R, RBI
Jaye: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Tyler Alexander (0-1, 6.23 ERA) will look to get back on track against Altoona’s J.T. Brubaker (1-1, 4.76 ERA) at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 8, Jupiter Hammerheads 4 (box)

The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead with a five-run first inning and never looked back in an easy win over Jupiter on Tuesday. Zac Shepherd drove in three runs for Lakeland, while Austin Green added two RBI of his own. Quincy Latimore and Wade Hinkle had three hits apiece as well. Spencer Turnbull only worked four innings in his start, but struck out four with only one walk. Drew Smith earned the win with 2 13 scoreless innings in relief.

Hinkle: 3-5, 2 R, SO
Latimore: 3-5, R, RBI, SO
Shepherd: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Green: 2-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO

Coming up next: Kyle Dowdy (0-1, 1.80 ERA) will take the mound for the Flying Tigers on Wednesday as they continue their series with Jupiter.

Fort Wayne TinCaps 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (box)

Jacob Robson hit an eighth inning RBI double to break a scoreless tie between the Whitecaps and TinCaps, but Bryan Garcia was unable to close out the game for West Michigan. Garcia gave up a pair of runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks in the bottom of the ninth for his second blown save of the year. Starter Gregory Soto deserved better, as he tossed six shutout innings with five strikeouts. Robson had two hits on the day; he is hitting .310 with a .370 on-base percentage this year.

Robson: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Bauml: 2-4
Soto: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: Kyle Funkhouser (1-0, 9.00 ERA) will look to rebound from a rocky outing in the rubber match between West Michigan and Fort Wayne on Wednesday.