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Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 7, Columbus Clippers 6 (box)

The Hens broke out to an early lead in this one courtesy of RBI hits from Jim Adduci and Bryan Holaday in the first inning. Unfortunately, after five solid innings, Myles Jaye came apart in the sixth, allowing a two-run inning that gave the Clippers a 4-3 lead. The Hens scored two in the seventh to retake the lead, but Jairo Labourt gave two runs right back in the bottom of the frame. A key single from Omar Infante tied things up in the eighth, and was followed by a bases loaded walk that proved the game winner.

Holaday: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, HR

Adduci: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, BB, SO

Jaye: 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: Anthony Vasquez (8-8, 3.81 ERA) takes on the Clippers on Wednesday.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)

Tyler Alexander hung in there for 6 23 innings, but blew up in the seventh to lose a one run game. Steven Moya and Dawel Lugo had RBI hits, while Grayson Greiner smacked a solo shot in the losing effort.

Lugo: 1-4, RBI, 2B

Alexander (L): 6.2 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: Sandy Baez makes his debut for Erie on Wednesday night.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 1, Jupiter Hammerheads 0 (GM/1) (F/7) (box)

Austin Sodders was excellent in the first game of this double-header. He punched out five and went the distance in the seven inning affair, allowing only two hits. In the bottom of the seventh, Sergio Alcantara reached base on a fielder’s choice. He stole second, took third on the errant throw, and then roared home on a wild pitch to Jose Azocar to walk this one off.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Jupiter Hammerheads 1 (GM/2) (F/7) (box)

The Tigers jumped out to a three run lead in the first and didn’t look back. Jose Azocar led the way with a two RBI single, and added another hit later in the contest. The Tigers’ bullpen handled the Hammerheads, striking out 13 over seven innings of work. Endrys Briceno started the game and surrendered the Hammerheads only runs.

Azocar: 2-2, 2 RBI

Houston (S): 2.0 IP, BB, 4 SO

Coming Up Next: Josh Turley (2-1, 1.13 ERA) starts on All You Can Eat Night at Joker Marchant Stadium.

West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 1 (box)

Chad Sedio homered again, while Drew Longley drove in a pair as the Whitecaps rode their typically dominant pitching to victory. Tom de Blok was awesome, striking out eight across seven innings of two hit ball. John Schreiber came on for a six out save, and promptly blew the one run lead in the eighth with a throwing error of his own compounding the issue. No matter, as Danny Pinero and Isaac Paredes singled in the bottom half of the frame, before riding home on Longley’s single. Schreiber cleaned up the ninth with ease.

Sedio: 2-5, R, RBI, HR, SO

Pinero: 2-4, R

de Blok: 7.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 8 SO

Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro (9-6, 2.61 ERA) goes for the Whitecaps on Wednesday night.


The Connecticut Tigers were rained out on Tuesday, so they’ll play a double header with Aberdeen on Wednesday night. Ken Figueroa (2-1, 3.74 ERA) gets the start in game one.