Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 3, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Anibal Sanchez suffered his second consecutive loss in a Mud Hens uniform, but at no fault of his own this time. He allowed a run on three hits in 4 2⁄3 innings while striking out five. Victor Alcantara gave up a pair of runs (one earned) in relief. Offensively, the Mud Hens were as absent as their big league affiliate, with just four hits on the game. Efren Navarro had two of them, including a double.
Navarro: 2-4, 2B, 2 SO
Sanchez (L): 4.1 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 5 SO
Alcantara: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 SO
Coming up next: Drew VerHagen (2-3, 5.74 ERA) will start for the Mud Hens in a Memorial Day matchup against former Detroit Tigers farmhand Luis Cessa (2-4, 5.00 ERA).
Altoona Curve 3, Erie SeaWolves 2 (box)
A pair of two-out hits off reliever Waldis Joaquin and an error by Dominic Ficociello resulted in a crucial Altoona run, giving them a 3-2 lead they would maintain for the win. Joaquin suffered his second loss of the season in what was otherwise a solid game for the Erie pitching staff. A.J. Ladwig allowed a pair of solo home runs in five innings, and Jairo Labourt threw two scoreless innings in relief. Gabriel Quintana’s two-run homer was all the offense Erie could muster, as they went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Altoona’s Jameson Taillon struck out six in his first rehab start since undergoing surgery for testicular cancer earlier this year.
Quintana: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Stewart: 1-3, BB, SO
Ladwig: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Myles Jaye (0-4, 4.30 ERA) is still searching for his first win of the season. He will face the Curve at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon.
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)
The Lakeland defense did starter Matt Hall no favors in the sixth inning of this game. They committed a pair of errors, resulting in four unearned runs to spoil a 2-0 Lakeland lead. Hall wasn’t at his best, allowing four walks, but still suffered his fifth loss of the season. Offensively, the Flying Tigers managed seven hits, including a home run from third baseman Zac Shepherd. They struggled to do any more than that, though, and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
Shepherd: 2-5, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Pankake: 2-4, BB
Policelli: 1-3, 3B, R, BB, SO
Hall (L): 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Flygers are off on Monday. Sandy Baez (0-5, 7.84 ERA) is scheduled to start for Lakeland on Tuesday as they kick off a four-game series against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
West Michigan Whitecaps 2, Dayton Dragons 1 (F/10) (box)
The Whitecaps were able to capitalize on a Dayton error and manufacture the winning run in the 10th inning. It was otherwise a dull game, with both teams collecting just five hits. Cole Bauml had two hits for the Whitecaps and scored the winning run. Spenser Watkins was sharp in his start, holding the Dragons to a run on four hits in six innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Bauml: 2-4, R
Gibson: 1-5, R, SO, SB
Watkins: 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: Eudis Idrogo (2-1, 2.36 ERA) will start for West Michigan as they shoot for three of four over the Dragons.