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Tigers’ J.D. Martinez, JaCoby Jones homer in minor league rehab assignments

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Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Louisville Bats 8, Toledo Mud Hens 7 (box)

A three-run fifth inning helped the Mud Hens create a 7-3 lead, but Logan Kensing and Kyle Ryan combined to allow five runs in the eighth and ninth inning to squander away the win. JaCoby Jones homered and scored two runs for Toledo, and Argenis Diaz added three hits. William Cuevas was inefficient in his start, throwing 90 pitches to get through five innings with three runs (two earned) allowed.

Diaz: 3-5, R, RBI, SO
Jones: 1-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Presley: 1-4, 2B, 2 R, BB
Cuevas: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Toledo’s Warwick Saupold (1-0, 1.99 ERA) will try to deliver a series win over the Bats at 2:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 2 (box)

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to help Lakeland snap a five-game losing streak. The Flying Tigers scored six runs in the fourth and added a run in the fifth to build a commanding 7-0 lead for starter Matt Hall, who allowed just one run in six strong innings. The bottom of the lineup came through for Lakeland on Saturday; their 6-9 hitters combined for nine of the team’s 12 hits. Martinez started the game in right field, and was replaced by Ben Verlander in the bottom of the eighth.

Perez: 3-4, R, 2 RBI
Sedio: 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Martinez: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Hall (W): 6.0 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: Beau Burrows (3-1, 1.42 ERA) will aim for his fourth win of the season on Sunday as the Flying Tigers shoot for a series win over Palm Beach.

West Michigan Whitecaps 1, Kane County Cougars 0 (box)

Josh Lester hit an RBI double to right in the fourth inning to give West Michigan a 1-0 lead, and the Whitecaps pitching staff made that single run stand up for the win. Austin Sodders was electric in his start, striking out nine while allowing just four hits and a walk in six innings. Justin Foley and Bryan Garcia combined to work three scoreless innings out of the bullpen, with Garcia recording his sixth save of the year. Blaise Salter led the Whitecaps with three hits, but the only extra base knocks were doubles from Lester and Anthony Pereira.

Salter: 3-4
Lester: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Sodders (W): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 9 SO

Coming up next: Gregory Soto will put his scoreless record on the line against Cody Reed (1-0, 1.35 ERA) and the Cougars at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.


Double-A Erie had their doubleheader against the Trenton Thunder postponed for the second consecutive day. They will try to get two games in on Sunday. Myles Jaye (0-2, 3.32 ERA) and A.J. Achter (0-0, 3.77 ERA) were the listed starters on Saturday, and will likely take the mound for Erie’s two scheduled games on Sunday. Ronald Herrera (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and Nestor Cortes (2-0, 1.35 ERA) will start for Trenton.