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Tigers prospect Elvin Rodriguez strikes out 5 in Whitecaps win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Toledo Mud Hens 7, Indianapolis Indians 5 (box)

The Mud Hens fell behind early, but fought back to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Indians. Starter Ryan Carpenter gave up five runs in the first three innings, but fought his way through six frames while striking out nine. Meanwhile, Toledo’s offense just kept scoring. Mikie Mahtook hit a leadoff home run in the first, and Jim Adduci added a two-run homer in the second. Adduci drove in three runs, and Chad Huffman added two RBI. They racked up 12 hits in all, and improved to 16-8 with the win.

Lugo: 2-4, R
Adduci: 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Huffman: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Carpenter: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO

Coming up next: Drew VerHagen is scheduled to start for the Mud Hens on Thursday as they kick off a four game series against the Durham Bulls.

Bowie Baysox 9, Erie SeaWolves 6 (box)

Erie held a 6-3 lead heading into the later innings, but Matt Hall and John Schreiber combined to give up three runs in the eighth and ninth, forcing extra innings. Jeff Thompson allowed three runs, all unearned, in the top of the 10th as Bowie completed their comeback. Spencer Turnbull had a bounce-back start for the SeaWolves, as he struck out eight while allowing three runs in six innings. Offensively, Dominic Ficociello and Jake Robson led the way with three hits apiece. The SeaWolves dropped to 8-16 following the loss.

Robson: 3-5, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Ficociello: 3-5, 2 R, RBI
Montgomery: 2-4, 2B, R, SO
Turnbull: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 8 SO

Coming up next: Kyle Funkhouser (0-2, 4.00 ERA) will start for the SeaWolves on Thursday against Altoona’s Mitch Keller (2-1, 2.78 ERA). The SeaWolves and Curve kick off a five-game series at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Clearwater Threshers 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5 (box)

Lakeland starter Anthony Castro was roughed up for six runs on nine hits in 6 23 innings for his second loss of the year. Lakeland’s offense made the most of their opportunities, scoring five runs on just six hits. They went 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position, with two-out RBI from Isaac Paredes and Cam Gibson. Daz Cameron went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI; Chad Sedio also drove in a run. The Flygers are now 12-14 on the year.

Cameron: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Paredes: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Gibson: 1-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Castro (L): 6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Tom de Blok (1-3, 8.66 ERA) will start against the Threshers on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Peoria Chiefs 3 (box)

Elvin Rodriguez struck out five in 5 23 innings and picked up his second win of the season. He gave up eight hits and three walks, but was able to hold the Chiefs to just three runs. Max Green and John Hayes combined to toss 3 13 innings out of the bullpen to preserve the win. The Whitecaps offense combined for 10 hits, and also drew seven walks. Luke Burch drove in three runs, and was one of four ‘Caps hitters with two hits. The Whitecaps are now 15-10 on the year, and are still 1 12 games behind the Lansing Lugnuts in the standings.

Burch: 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Peterson: 2-5, R, 2 SB
Pearce: 2-4, RBI, BB
Rodriguez (W) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: Matt Manning (0-0, 4.70 ERA) will start against Peoria on Thursday. First pitch is at 7:30 p.m. ET.