Indianapolis Indians 7, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Christin Stewart stayed red hot, mashing his fifth home run of the season and third in the past six games. However, the pitching faltered on Tuesday. Artie Lewicki was rocked for six runs through two innings, but settled down enough to get though 5 2⁄3 innings. Dawel Lugo doubled in this one, as did Jim Adduci and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Stewart: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Mahtook: 1-3, R, 2 BB
Lewicki (L, 2-2): 5.2 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Ryan Carpenter squares off with Austin Coley of the Indians on Wednesday. It’s a rare 10:35 a.m. ET start time on School Celebration Day at Fifth Third Field.
Bowie Baysox 7, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Starter Sandy Baez got roughed up again on Tuesday. He made it six innings, but allowed five earned runs with just one strikeout. Jake Robson and Kody Eaves launched solo home runs, but otherwise the offense was pretty silent. Kyle Dowdy allowed two runs in relief, though Kurt Spomer and Jeff Thompson were solid.
Robson: 1-2, HR, R, RBI, 2 BB
Eaves: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, SO
Baez (L, 0-2): 6.0 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Things are off to a somewhat rocky start for Spencer Turnbull. He’ll look to help get the 8-15 SeaWolves on the winning track on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 11:05 a.m. ET on Education Day at UPMC Park.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Clearwater Threshers 4 (box)
Austin Sodders did most of the threshing on Tuesday. The lefty struck out 10 in five innings of work, allowing two runs. Blaise Salter launched a solo shot, while Danny Pinero drove in a pair as part of a two-hit game. Drew Carlton continues to pitch well out of the Flying Tigers bullpen. Alfred Gutierrez and Eduardo Jimenez had a little more trouble, with Jimenez barely escaping a jam in the ninth to earn his fifth save.
Sedio: 2-4, 2B, R, BB, SO
Salter: 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI, SO
Sodders (W, 1-2): 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 10 SO
Coming up next: Anthony Castro takes on Adonis Medina with a noon start time on Wednesday.
Peoria Chiefs 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)
Reynaldo Rivera’s two-run single in the first inning was the key blow in an early 3-0 lead. Garett King took it from there, punching out eight Chiefs. He allowed three runs, two earned, across six innings of work. The two teams went to extra innings locked up 3-3. Reynaldo Rivera’s RBI double in the top of the frame could have been the game winner, but the Chiefs stormed back, plating two runs off of Burris Warner to walk it off.
Rivera: 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Pearce: 1-4, 2 R, BB, SO
Warner (L, 1-2): 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (ER), 4 SO
Coming up next: Elvin Rodriguez takes on Johan Oviedo and the Chiefs at noon on Wednesday.