Toledo Mud Hens 5, Indianapolis Indians 3 (box)
In their first game back from the All-Star break, the Mud Hens extended to their half game lead with a comeback victory. Jason Krizan came through with a bases clearing double in the top of the ninth to win it. Jacob Turner pitched a decent game, giving up three runs in six innings of work with five strikeouts. The Zacs, Reininger and Houston, came through with three innings of shutout relief and five strikeouts to make it all possible.
Robson: 3-4, 2 R, BB
Lugo: 2-4, R, RBI, BB
Turner: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki toes the bump for the Hens on Friday night, while Brandon Waddell goes for the Indians.
Altoona Curve 10, Erie SeaWolves 2 (box)
Liarvis Breto was pretty good in his start on Thursday, but a close late game fell apart as Fernando Perez was hit hard in relief. Breto went six innings, striking out five and allowing three earned runs. Josh Lester and Will Maddox had the SeaWolves two RBI, while Sergio Alcantara posted a three hit game.
Woodrow: 1-4, R, 2B, BB, SB
Breto (L): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Altoona and Erie meet up again on Friday at 4:35pm ET for a back-to-back double-header. Game 2 will make up for a rained out game back on June 23.
Anthony Castro put together a solid outing, but the Marauders hammered the Flying Tigers bullpen to win on Thursday. Castro struck out eight in five innings, though he also allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk. Evan Hill and Eduardo Jimenez were the two relievers hit hard. Isaac Paredes had another productive night with a double, a walk and a run scored. Danny Pinero had two hits and scored a run. The big blow came from Clark Brinkman, who homered for the second straight day in the third inning.
Paredes: 1-3, R, 2B, BB
Pinero: 2-4, R
Castro (L): 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers welcome in the Fort Myers Miracle on Friday for a weekend set.
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3 (box)
Cam Warner plated Garrett McCain with a sacrifice fly to walk off the Timber Rattlers for the second straight day. Jesus Rodriguez gave them seven strong innings, allowing three runs, one earned, with seven strikeouts. Brady Policelli had two hits and scored a run, while Pereira had three hits with an RBI.
Policelli: 2-5, R, 2B, SB
McCain: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B
Rodriguez: 7.0 IP, 3 R, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Timber Rattlers and Whitecaps meet up again at 7:05pm ET on Friday night.
Batavia Muckdogs 4, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)
Darwin Alvarado collected a pair of RBI, but Carlos Guzman was knocked around a bit in his four innings of four. Guzman surrendered three earned runs on six hits and a walk, striking out five. Sam McMillan doubled and scored a run, while Nick Ames had two hits and an RBI. A pair of errors in the top of the ninth inning, with Jack O’Loughlin on the mound, was the Tigers’ undoing as the Muckdogs took a one-run lead and held on.
Ames: 2-4, RBI
Alvarado: 1-3, 2 RBI, SO
Guzman: 4.0 IP, 3 ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The Muckdogs and Tigers conclude their three-game series at 7:05pm ET on Friday.