Columbus Clippers 3, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Myles Jaye pitched a solid enough game for the Mud Hens, but Clippers’ starter, Danny Salazar, was too much for the Hens’ offense. Jaye went 6 1⁄3 innings, allowing three runs, but just one earned, while striking out five. Jairo Labourt’s second outing in relief went much better than the first, as he struck out a pair in a clean inning of work. The offense managed just four singles and four walks, with both John Hicks and Jim Adduci caught trying to steal second.
Adduci: 1-3, BB, CS
Jaye (L): 6.1 IP, 3 R, ER, 8 H, HR, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens travel to Pawtucket to start a three game set with the Red Sox.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Akron RubberDucks 1 (box)
Steven Moya has struggled badly this season, but Sunday was a bright spot. The beleaguered slugger cranked a pair of home runs, racking up five RBI in the process. Artie Lewicki and the SeaWolves bullpen did the rest. Zac Reininger and Adam Ravenelle each struck out a pair in perfect innings of work, while Grayson Greiner singled and walked twice, riding home on both of Moya’s blasts.
Moya: 2-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR
Lewicki (W): 6.1 IP, ER, 4 H, HR, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Beau Burrows (2-2, 5.59 ERA) makes his seventh start for the SeaWolves on Monday.
Spencer Turnbull ran into trouble in the second innings, giving up three runs, but was otherwise solid on Sunday. He walked a pair but struck out six in the short outing. Endrys Briceno got knocked around in relief as the Cardinals tagged him for four more runs, three earned. Blaise Salter tripled and knocked in a pair of runs, while Will Allen added a solo shot and a pair of RBI in the losing effort.
Salter: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 3B, SO
Turnbull (L): 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Austin Sodders (1-1, 0.69 ERA) gets the start against the Cardinals on Monday morning.
West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Quad Cities River Bandits 0 (box)
Tom de Blok smothered the River Bandits on Sunday, striking out eight, and allowing just three hits across seven innings to get the win. Derek Hill ran wild out of the leadoff spot, making another incredible play in centerfield, while adding a pair of triples, a run and an RBI on the day. Drew Longley homered, while Cole Bauml had a pair of doubles in the rout. Hill’s diving grab made it on Sportcenter’s top ten for Sunday.
Hill: 2-4, R, RBI, 2 3B, SO
Woodrow: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, SO
De Blok (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro (6-2, 2.35 ERA) looks to continue the Whitecaps’ pitching dominance on Monday evening.
Connecticut Tigers 5, Aberdeen IronBirds 4 (box)
Ryan Castellanos didn’t manage a single strikeout in this one. He put his defense to work instead, managing 6 1⁄3 innings. He held the IronBirds in check most of the day, but came apart late, allowing three runs in the seventh to shrink the lead to one. The relief work was solid, and the work the offense had already put in held up the rest of the way. Dylan Rosa had three hits, while Reynaldo Rivera, Will Savage and Junnell Ledezma each added a pair of their own.
Rivera: 2-5, 2 RBI, 2B, SO
Rosa: 3-5, 2 R, RBI, 2B, 2 SO
Castellanos (W): 6.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, HR
Coming Up Next: Matt Manning (1-1, 1.77 ERA) takes the mound Monday evening against Tri-City.