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Tigers prospect Kyle Funkhouser strikes out 7 in Whitecaps victory

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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Monday May 8, 2017.

Gwinnett Braves 8, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

Drew VerHagen survived a rough first inning only to have the outing blow up in his face in the fifth. The pair of three-run innings put the Mud Hens in an unrecoverable hole. JaCoby Jones singled and scored their only run, while J.D. Martinez went hitless as his rehab assignment continues.

Martinez: 0-3, BB, SO
Navarro: 2-3, RBI
VerHagen (L, 2-1): 5.0 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, HR, BB, 4 SO
Rondon: 1.0 IP, R, BB, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: Anthony Vasquez (3-1, 2.84 ERA) is up from Double-A Erie to start on Tuesday night as the Mud Hens look to even the series.

Harrisburg Senators 13, Erie SeaWolves 10 (box)

A lot of pitchers went to sleep with a headache after this one. Both offenses went nuts, as SeaWolves starter Tyler Alexander was knocked out of this one in the second inning. He allowed three earned runs, but six in total. The SeaWolves came back with seven runs in a fourth inning that featured a solo shot from Christin Stewart and a three-run jack from right fielder Jeff McVaney. In the fifth the SeaWolves took a brief lead, but Santiago Garrido gave it all back and more in the fifth, and the Senators held on to win.

Stewart: 1-5, R, RBI, HR, SO
McVaney: 2-3, R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B, 2 BB, SO
Ficociello: 4-5, 2 R, 3 2B, SO
Alexander: 1.2 IP, 6 R, 3 ER, 6 H, HR, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki (1-1, 6.38 ERA) starts on Tuesday night as the road series with Harrisburg continues.

St. Lucie Mets 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)

Spenser Watkins struck out six, but was tagged for six runs, four earned, in this one. Relievers Endrys Briceno and Waldis Joaquin gave them a chance to come back, but the Flying Tigers offense couldn’t muster a late rally.

Allen: 3-5, R, RBI, 2B
Azocar: 2-4, RBI, SO
Hinkle: 1-2, 2 R, 2B, 3 BB
Watkins (L, 0-1): 5.1 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 7 H, HR, 4 BB, 6 SO

Coming Up Next: Spencer Turnbull (2-2, 4.85 ERA) will look to bounce back against the Mets on Tuesday after a rough outing in his last start.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Peoria Chiefs 2 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser was too much for the Chiefs, allowing just a solo shot in five innings of work. He struck out seven to just one walk on the night. Zac Houston was excellent in relief as well, giving the Whitecaps three innings of one-run ball with five punchouts of his own. Left fielder Cam Gibson tripled and homered, while right fielder Jacob Robson added three hits of his own to pace the offense.

Gibson: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3B, HR, SO
Robson: 3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Bauml: 2-5, R, RBI, 2B
Funkhouser (W, 3-1): 5.0 IP, ER, 3 H, HR, BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: Eudis Idrogo (2-1, 2.45 ERA) looks to continue an excellent start to the season as his goes against Peoria on Tuesday night.