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Kody Clemens stays hot in a Whitecaps win

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Norfolk Tides 5, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

Jacob Turner didn’t miss many bats on Saturday, but he gave the Hens six innings of three-run ball. The offense just couldn’t get much going. Dawel Lugo doubled and scored their only run. Hunter Cervenka blew up late in his relief appearance, surrendering the Tides’ final two runs.

Lugo: 1-4, R, 2B

Greiner: 1-3, BB

Turner (L): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki goes for the Hens on Sunday. The Tides send Matt Wotherspoon in opposition, with first pitch set for 4:30pm ET.

Erie SeaWolves 13, Akron RubberDucks 4 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box)

Beau Burrows wasn’t at his best, but the offense erupted with three home runs among 14 hits as they thrashed the RubberDucks. Burrows went five innings, allowing four runs. He did punch out eight Ducks against three walks. Josh Lester, Cam Gibson, and Danny Woodrow had the SeaWolves’ long balls. Isaac Paredes had a pair of hits and scored twice, while Daz Cameron had a hit and a pair of RBI on the day.

Gibson: 3-5, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR,

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

Burrows (W): 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 8 SO

Akron RubberDucks 7, Erie SeaWolves 2 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)

Some will say that Alex Faedo was a little inefficient on Saturday, but when you punch out nine hitters in five innings, it’s worth it. Faedo allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks in the nightcap. Unfortunately, the conversion of Sandy Baez to relief continues to go poorly. Baez gave up one run in the sixth, and then imploded in the seventh as the Ducks scored four runs. Will Maddoz and Isaac Paredes each scored a run, while Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers drove them in.

Rogers: 2-3, RBI, 2B, SO, SB

Paredes: 1-3, R, SO

Faedo (L): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 9 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves and RubberDucks meet up again at 1:35pm ET on Sunday.

Lakeland Flying Tigers

The Flying Tigers and Clearwater Threshers were suspended in the fifth inning on Saturday. They were tied 1-1, and will attempt to finish the game on Sunday. They’re currently schedule to play their next game at 1:00pm ET.

West Michigan Whitecaps 5, South Bend Cubs 1 (box)

Kody Clemens powered the Whitecaps with a huge day at the plate on Saturday. He launched his fourth home run, scored twice and drove in three runs. Clemens now has an .878 OPS, with 15 walks against 17 strikeouts in 25 games with the Whitecaps. Rey Rivera had a double and drove in a run as well. Brady Policelli had a two-hit game, stole a base and scored a pair of runs. Brad Bass spun a quick seven innings without a single strikeout. He allowed five hits and two walks and blanked the Cubs.

Clemens: 3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B

McCain: 2-4, R, SB, SO

Bass (W): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 BB

Coming Up Next: The Cubs and Whitecaps meet again at 2:00pm ET on Sunday.

Auburn Doubledays 8, Connecticut Tigers 7 (F/11)(box)

Adam Wolf allowed a pair of runs in just 2 23 innings of work, but the offense fought back all game long and eventually pulled it out in 11 innings. Wenceel Perez had four hits and drove in three runs. Centerfielder Reece Hampton homered, while Cam Warner doubled twice, walked twice, scored a run and drove one in as well. It was Perez who came to the dish in the top of the 11th and came through with an RBI single to take a one-run lead into the bottom of the frame. Unfortunately, Dylan Stock allowed a pair of runs under extra innings rules to take the loss.

Perez: 4-6, 3 RBI, SB

Warner: 2-2, R, RBI, 2 2B, 2 BB

Coming Up Next: Connecticut and Auburn play at 2:00pm ET on Sunday. No starters are announced yet.