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Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Pawtucket Red Sox 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)

The Mud Hens out-hit Pawtucket 11-9, but a solo home run from catcher John Hicks was their only extra base hit on the evening. That lack of power came back to bite them, as they left eight runners on base in a 5-3 loss. Logan Kensing took the loss for Toledo after allowing a pair of runs in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Anthony Vasquez notched a quality start, with two earned runs and four strikeouts in six innings. Hicks drove in two of Toledo’s three runs, and JaCoby Jones added a pair of hits.

Hicks: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Adduci: 2-5, R, SO, SB
Jones: 2-5, R, 2 SO
Vasquez: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Myles Jaye (1-3, 2.70 ERA) will start for Toledo on Wednesday as they continue their series against Pawtucket.

Erie SeaWolves 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (box)

Steven Moya hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Erie a 4-3 lead, and Bryan Garcia shut the door in the ninth to clinch a come-from-behind win. Moya also doubled for Erie, who produced four extra base hits as a club. Christin Stewart had two of those, both doubles, and added an RBI of his own. Starter Matt Crouse couldn’t quite make it through six innings, but the bullpen trio of Garcia, Zac Reininger, and Paul Voelker picked up the slack in the later frames. Voelker notched the win with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning of work.

Moya: 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Stewart: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, SO
Castro: 1-2, 2 R, RBI, BB, SO, SB
Crouse: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Artie Lewicki (8-3, 3.71 ERA) will start for Erie on Wednesday in their series finale against the Baysox.

Fort Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (F/13) (box)

The two teams went scoreless until Joey Pankake scored Blaise Salter on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh. Fort Myers quickly evened the score in the next half inning, and the offenses went silent for another three innings. The flood gates opened against Lakeland reliever Johan Belisario in the 13th; Belisario gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits for the loss. While the Lakeland bats managed nine hits, all of them were singles. They went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Sergio Alcantara reached base five times but did not score a run.

Alcantara: 3-4, 2 BB, SB
Salter: 2-5, R, SO
Hall: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Spencer Turnbull (4-3, 3.98 ERA) will take the mound against Fort Myers’ Sean Poppen (2-1, 2.11 ERA) on Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Connecticut Tigers 7, Hudson Valley Renegades 6 (F/11) (box)

Connecticut jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the middle innings, but shoddy bullpen work from 12th round selection Will Vest pushed the game to extra innings. Connecticut scored a pair of runs on RBI hits from Reynaldo Rivera and Dylan Rosa in the 10th, but Oswaldo Castillo coughed up two runs in the bottom of the inning for Connecticut’s second blown save of the evening. A costly error by Hudson Valley in the 11th put Connecticut’s Cole Peterson on third base with no outs, and he scored on a Will Savage single to give the Tigers yet another lead. This time, John Hayes shut the door to clinch the win.

Savage: 3-6, 2 RBI, SB
Rivera: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Vasquez: 6.0 IP, 5 H, R (0 ER), 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: The Tigers are off on Wednesday. They return to action on Thursday against the Vermont Lake Monsters at Dodd Stadium.


The West Michigan Whitecaps were off on Tuesday. They will welcome the Fort Wayne TinCaps to Fifth Third Ballpark on Wednesday evening. Whitecaps starter Eudis Idrogo (4-4, 3.41 ERA) will take on Pedro Avila (5-1, 3.98 ERA) at 7:00 p.m. ET.