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Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Monday, May 16, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 5, Louisville Bats 3 (box)

The Tigers got another strong outing from Buck Farmer in this one. The Tigers presumed sixth starter spun six scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the seventh. Farmer gave up three earned in the inning to lose the lead, but his offense picked him up in the bottom half of the frame. JaCoby Jones and Efren Navarro paced the attack in the seventh, and each would come around to score to recapture the lead. Kyle Ryan and Arcenio Leon shut the door on the Bats, with Leon earning his eighth save.

Jones: 1-3, R, 2B, 2 BB, SO, SB

Navarro: 2-3, R, 3 RBI, 2B, 2 BB

Farmer (W, 1-2): 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, BB, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: William Cuevas (1-3, 5.33 ERA) gets the start for Toledo on Tuesday morning, with first pitch set for 10:35 am.

St. Lucie Mets 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)

Sandy Baez was a little better this time out, taking a shutout into the fifth before the Mets broke through for three earned runs. Ultimately it mattered little, as the offense was blanked on seven hits. SS Luis Valdes and 1B Wade Hinkle each had two hit games, but the Flying Tigers were otherwise quiet at the plate.

Valdes: 2-4, 2B

Baez (L, 0-3): 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, HR, 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: Spencer Turnbull (2-2, 5.19 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday morning against the Mets.

West Michigan Whitecaps 2, Bowling Green Hot Rods 0 (box)

The Kyle Funkhouser show was in effect again from Grand Rapids on Monday night. Funkhouser scattered six hits and three walks to blank the Hot Rods, while striking out eight. Eduardo Jimenez and Bryan Garcia backed him with three dominant innings of relief and five strikeouts of their own. RF Danny Woodrow sparked the offense with three hits, including a triple and a stolen base, and came around to score both the Whitecaps’ runs. Jacob Robson and Blaise Salter had the RBI as the Whitecaps ran their winning streak to five games.

Woodrow: 3-4, 2 R, 3B, SB

Salter: 2-4, RBI, 2B

Funkhouser (W, 4-1): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 8 SO

Jimenez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO

Garcia (S, 9): 1.0 IP, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: Left-hander Eudis Idrogo (2-1, 2.23 ERA) looks to continue the Whitecaps winning streak on Tuesday night.


The Erie SeaWolves were idle on Monday. They’ll get back at it on Tuesday night, kicking off a home series against Reading with Artie Lewicki (2-1, 4.76 ERA) getting the start.