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Tigers prospect Cam Gibson homers twice, plates 5 RBI in Whitecaps win

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Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Durham Bulls 5, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)

The Mud Hens were held to just three hits by Durham’s Yonny Chirinos, who tossed a shutout in 100 pitches. Drew VerHagen and Kyle Ryan struggled with their command, combining for seven walks and five runs allowed in 6 13 innings. Efren Navarro’s double was Toledo’s only extra base hit.

Navarro: 1-4, 2B
VerHagen (L): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 3 SO
Ryan: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, SO

Coming up next: Anthony Vasquez (1-0, 4.50 ERA) will start Toledo’s series finale against Durham’s Neil Wagner (0-0, 1.96 ERA).

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Florida Fire Frogs 1 (box)

Beau Burrows allowed a run in the top of the second, but shut the Fire Frogs down from there. He worked five innings in all, striking out five without a walk. Arvicent Perez drove in two runs for Lakeland, who scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth. David Gonzalez and Dustin Frailey also had an RBI apiece. Jeff Thompson, Mark Ecker, and Gerson Moreno combined for four scoreless innings to seal the win.

Frailey: 2-4, RBI
Perez: 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Gonzalez: 1-3, 3B, RBI
Burrows (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, ER, 5 SO

Coming up next: The Flying Tigers are off on Sunday. They will kick off a home series against the St. Lucie Mets on Monday. Sandy Baez (0-2, 14.21 ERA) will start for Lakeland.

West Michigan Whitecaps 10, Burlington Bees 5 (box)

The Whitecaps overcame a four-run deficit with a huge offensive effort, scoring 10 runs on 13 hits. Cam Gibson led the way with two home runs and five RBI, and Blaise Salter added three doubles. Gregory Soto’s scoreless streak finally came to an end, as he allowed four runs in just 23 innings. Joe Navilhon earned the win with three scoreless innings in relief.

Gibson: 3-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI, SO
Salter: 4-5, 3 2B, R, RBI
Robson: 2-5, R, SO
Pereira: 2-4, 2 R, RBI

Coming up next: The Whitecaps are off on Sunday. Kyle Funkhouser (3-1, 3.91 ERA) will start for West Michigan on Monday as they face the Bowling Green Hot Rods.


The Erie SeaWolves had their game against the Hartford Yard Goats postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday starting at 1:05 p.m. ET. Tyler Alexander (1-3, 5.08 ERA) will start the first game for Erie, and Artie Lewicki (1-1, 5.59 ERA) will start the nightcap.