Durham Bulls 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)
The Mud Hens fell behind 4-0 early, but stormed back with a four-run sixth inning to tie the game. Christin Stewart hit a two-run home run, his sixth of the season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ronny Rodriguez drew bases loaded walks for RBI, but the Mud Hens went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Jim Adduci and Jason Krizan had two hits apiece. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t be quite enough for Toledo, as James Russell coughed up a run in the bottom of the seventh to take the loss.
Krizan: 2-3, 2B, R, BB
Adduci: 2-4, R, SO
Stewart: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI, 3 SO
Alcantara: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and Bulls will continue their series on Saturday at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Altoona Curve 1 (F/7) (box)
Gabriel Quintana homered and drove in three runs to lead the SeaWolves to an easy win in the first half of their Friday doubleheader. Josh Lester added three hits for Erie, including a double and an RBI. Dominic Ficociello and Jake Robson also drove in runs for a potent top half of the SeaWolves lineup. Starter Tyler Alexander worked around seven hits in 5 1⁄3 innings for the win. He struck out six and walked two.
Lester: 3-4, 2B, RBI
Quintana: 2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, BB
Ficociello: 1-2, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
Alexander (W): 5.1 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: The second game of Erie’s Friday doubleheader was suspended due to inclement weather. They are currently trailing 3-1 in the third inning. It will be resumed on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET, followed by their regularly scheduled game. Beau Burrows will start the nightcap for Erie.
Daytona Tortugas 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5 (box)
Both teams scored plenty of runs early, but Daytona plated a run in the bottom of the ninth against Lakeland’s Eduardo Jimenez to steal a close win. Starter Gregory Soto struggled again for the Flygers; he walked six and gave up five runs in 3 2⁄3 innings. Isaac Paredes hit a two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Chad Sedio had three of Lakeland’s eight hits, including two doubles. Jose Azocar also had two hits after coming on for Derek Hill in the middle innings.
Sedio: 3-5, 2 2B, R, RBI, 2 SO
Paredes: 1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Soto: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 6 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo will start for Lakeland on Saturday as they continue their series against Daytona.
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Cedar Rapids Kernels 1 (box)
The Whitecaps offense took a while to get going, but scored three runs in the top of the eighth to take a 3-1 lead over Cedar Rapids. Reynaldo Rivera hit a solo home run in the ninth, his third of the year already, to add an insurance run. Rivera was one of three Whitecaps hitters with two hits; Luke Burch and Zac Shepherd also aded a pair of knocks. Starter Jesus Rodriguez was efficient, allowing just one run in seven innings with three strikeouts. Wladimir Pinto picked up the save, his fifth of the year. He struck out four in two scoreless frames.
Rivera: 2-4, HR, R, RBI
Shepherd: 2-3, 2B, R, BB
Burch: 2-3, RBI
Rodriguez (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Brad Bass will start for the Whitecaps against the Kernels on Saturday. First pitch is at 7:35 p.m. ET.