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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Toledo Mud Hens 8, Columbus Clippers 3 (box)

Kyle Dowdy gave up a couple of early runs, but settled in to go six innings. The Hens offense erupted with a three-run third inning and poured it on from there. Jacob Robson and Grayson Greiner each drove in a pair of runs as the Hens cranked out a 15-hit attack. Jason Krizan doubled twice, while Mike Gerber and Kody Eaves posted two-hit games. Victor Alcantara and Zac Reinger combined for three perfect innings with six strikeouts to put this one to bed.

Robson: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Krizan: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI, SO
Dowdy (W): 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Phillipe Aumont will make a spot start on Wednesday evening, as the Hens stay in Columbus for Independence Day.

Erie SeaWolves 4, Bowie Baysox 3 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser gave the SeaWolves a solid outing, but the offense took a while to get firing. In the end, it was Jake Rogers who won it in the ninth, cranking a two-run shot deep to left field for the walkoff winner. Funkhouser went five innings, allowing two runs on seven hit and two walks. John Schreiber locked down the top of the ninth by striking out the side, and he earned the win.

Rogers: 1-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Woodrow: 1-3, R, BB, SO, SB
Funkhouser: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Beau Burrows gets the call on the Fourth of July as the SeaWolves head to Binghamton to tangle with the Rumble Ponies.

Clearwater Threshers 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)

Spenser Watkins was solid again on Tuesday, tossing six innings with three runs, two earned, allowed. A two-run first inning would be he undoing, as the offense just couldn’t get much going. Zac Shepherd launched a solo shot in the fifth inning, and Austin Athmann drove in Isaac Paredes in the 8th, but the rally fell short.

Paredes: 2-4, R
Shepherd: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, SO
Watkins (L): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Matt Manning is set to make his debut for the Flying Tigers on Wednesday. They will welcome in the Jupiter Hammerheads for a two-game set.

West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Lansing Lugnuts 4 (box)

Dane Myers posted another good outing on Tuesday. His offense eventually stormed back from an early deficit to run away with this one. Myers struck out six innings, allowing two runs in 5 13 innings of work. Dylan Rosa and Brady Policelli each homered in this one. Garrett McCain doubled and tripled, walking twice to power the offense out of the leadoff spot. Will Vest did a nice job tossing 3 23 innings of relief to wrap this one up.

McCain: 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SO, SB
Deatherage: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Myers (W): 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 6 SO

Coming up next: After two games in Comstock Park, the Whitecaps and Lugnuts move to Lansing for two more. Elvin Rodriguez will take on Maverik Buffo at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Connecticut Tigers 4, Lowell Spinners 3 (box)

Jose Vasquez didn’t fool too many hitters on Tuesday, but he managed to give the Tigers six innings of two-run ball. Darwin Alvardo tripled, with an RBI and a run scored to lead the offense. Every Tigers hitters tallied a hit in this one.

Coming Up Next: Lowell and Connecticut will meet up again at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday.