Toledo Mud Hens 3, Charlotte Knights 2 (box)
It was a day of deuces for Jim Adduci. The big outfielder had two RBI on two hits, both doubles, on Wednesday to power the Hens’ offense. As Ryan Carpenter threw for the Tigers, the Mud Hens put together a bullpen day and did just fine. Johnny Barbato and Caleb Thielbar combined for six scoreless innings. They turned it over to Victor Alcantara, who allowed both Knights’ runs, pitching into the ninth. Kevin Comer came on to bail out Alcantara in the ninth to close it out.
Adduci: 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI
Krizan: 2-4, RBI
Barbato: 3.0 IP, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens are rolling at 25-12. They will look to take the series from the Knights on Thursday morning at 10:35 a.m. ET.
Erie SeaWolves 10, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 3 (box)
Dominic Ficociello had three doubles in this one as the offense erupted for 13 hits and spanked the Ponies on Wednesday. Blaise Salter had three RBI and launched a solo shot in the ninth to cap off a stellar day at the plate for the SeaWolves. Meanwhile, the Ponies were having no fun against SeaWolves ace Beau Burrows. The right-hander tossed six innings, allowing a solo shot and little else. Gerson Moreno had a rough inning of relief, but Zac Houston shut things down late.
Ficociello: 3-5, 3 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Woodrow: 2-5, 3B, 2 R, 2 SO
Burrows: 6.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Sandy Baez gets the start on Wednesday night against the Fightin Phils. More importantly, it is JUSTIN VERLANDER WORLD CHAMPION BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY NIGHT!
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Charlotte Knights 0 (box)
Spenser Watkins and the Flygers bullpen pitched brilliantly on Wednesday, and the offense broke out for a three-run third inning that was the difference. Cam Gibson stayed hot with a three hit day. Daz Cameron added a pair of hits and drove in a run. Anthony Gutierrez and Eduardo Jimenez combined for three no-hit innings of relief.
Gibson: 3-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Cameron: 2-4, RBI, SO
Watkins (W): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo will look to bounce back against Kenny Rosenberg and the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Thursday night.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
Matt Manning started strong, got in some trouble, and bounced back to go five innings of three hit ball on Wednesday. Manning struck out eight and walked three. Max Green threw three fine innings of relief with four strikeouts. Center fielder Luke Burch had three hits to pace the offense, while Reynaldo Rivera chipped in an RBI single.
Burch: 3-4, 2B, R
Rivera: 1-4, RBI
Manning (L): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: Jesus Rodriguez will duel Aaron Leasher on Thursday evening.