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Kyle Funkhouser and Alex Faedo dominated on Wednesday

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Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Toledo Mud Hens 4, Buffalo Bisons 1 (box)

The Mud Hens ran their International League leading record to 37-20 behind a solid rehab outing from Jordan Zimmermann. The Tigers’ veteran got his pitch count to 72, giving the Hens 4 13 innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts. A solo shot in the fifth ended his outing, but the Hens had already built a four-run lead in the fourth. Mikie Mahtook launched a two-run shot in the inning, while Grayson Greiner singled with two on later in the frame to account for the Hens’ scoring. Caleb Thielbar, Victor Alcantara and Johnny Barbato closed this one out with 4 23 innings of scoreless relief.

Mahtook: 2-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, BB

Zimmermann: 4.1 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: Kyle Dowdy is off to a nice beginning to his time in Toledo. He’ll put his 2.05 ERA over three starts against the Bisons’ Deck McGuire on Thursday night.

Erie SeaWolves 6, Hartford Yard Goats 1 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser put together a big-time outing in this one, and the SeaWolves easily rolled to victory. The Funk went seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball, with nine strikeouts. Dominic Ficociello smacked a three-run shot in the third to make it 4-1, and the SeaWolves didn’t look back.

Ficociello: 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B, BB, SO

Woodrow: 2-4, 2B, SO

Funkhouser (W): 7.0 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 9 SO

Coming Up Next: No starters are announced for Thursday night’s final game of the series, but who cares, for it is Bark at the Park night at UPMC Park. The SeaWolves will look to sweep the four-game set from the Yard Goats.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Jupiter Hammerheads 1 (Gm 1)F/8)(box)

Alex Faedo was really good in this one, spinning seven innings of one-run ball with three strikeouts. It almost wasn’t enough. The score was deadlocked at 1-1 through the scheduled seven innings, but the Flygers had an answer in the top of the eighth inning. Isaac Paredes cracked an RBI double with two on base. Danny Pinero and Andres Sthormes followed with RBI singles to plate four total runs in the inning. Eduardo Jimenez locked down the bottom half of the frame to win it.

Pinero: 2-3 R, RBI, BB

Paredes: 1-4, RBI, 2B, 2 SO

Cameron: 1-3, R, BB, SO

Faedo (W): 7.0 IP, ER, 5 H, 3 SO

Jupiter Hammerheads 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)

Liarvis Breto, recently added to the roster from extended spring camp, gave the Flygers four perfect innings in game two of Wednesday’s double-header. Trey Teakell leaked two runs in the fifth inning, and the offense just couldn’t muster a thing against the Hammerheads’ pitching as both teams ran out of gas in the nightcap. Cam Gibson’s single was the only hit for the Flying Tigers.

Gibson: 1-2, BB

Breto: 4.0 IP, 3 SO

Coming Up Next: The Hammerheads will look to split this four-game set on Thursday night, but they’ll have to beat the Flying Tigers’ Gregory Soto to do it.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Great Lakes Loons 1 (box)

Jesus Rodriguez was superb for the Whitecaps, giving up just one run on five hits with seven strikeouts. Brandyn Sittinger dominated in three innings of relief work, and the Whitecaps ran away with this one. A five-run fifth inning was punctuated by a two-run bomb by Jose Azocar. Cole Peterson and Reynaldo Rivera each tripled in the contest, while Brady Policelli, Ulrich Bojarski and Peterson each had two-hit games.

Azocar: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 BB, SB

Peterson: 2-4, R, RBI, 3B, SB

Rodriguez (W): 6.0 IP, ER, 5 H, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps and Loons get back at it Thursday evening with the good guys looking for the sweep.