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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, August 12, 2018.

Buffalo Bisons 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (F/10)(box)

Matt Hall and the Mud Hens’ pitching staff blanked Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Sunday, but Hall erupted for four runs in the second inning anyway. The Hens fought back in the late innings and finally tied things up in the top of the ninth when Chad Huffman launched a bomb to center field. Unfortunately, with the base runner starting at second in extra innings, Johnny Barbato allowed a walkoff double to lose it.

Castro: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, SO

Espinal: 2-3, R, BB

Hall: 5.0 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Coming Up Next: Warwick Saupold welcomes the Syracuse Chiefs in as the Hens start a home stand on Monday.

Erie SeaWolves 4, Altoona Curve 3 (F/11)(box)

Spencer Turnbull wasn’t particularly good as he struggled with his command on Sunday. However, despite only one strikeout and four walks, he went six innings and allowed only two runs in the sixth as his outing ended. Those runs put the Curve up by a run, but the SeaWolves recaptured the lead in the seventh. Danny Woodrow’s two-run single was the big moment of the inning as Isaac Paredes and Jake Rogers scored. Nick Tepesch allowed the Curve to tie it in the eighth, but the SeaWolves broke through in the 11th on a sac fly by Cam Gibson, and John Schreiber closed it out.

Alcantara: 2-4, R, BB

Paredes: 2-5, R, SO

Turnbull: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, SO

Coming Up Next: Harrisburg comes into Erie for three starting on Monday night.

Palm Beach Cardinals 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)

For the second straight start, Manning dominated the first two times through the order, then faded late in his outing. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but a walk and three straight hits plated two runs. Wladimir Pinto came in to clean up the frame, and the Flygers bullpen blanked Palm Beach the rest of the way. Overall Manning struck out seven, with three hits and four walks accounting for two runs in across 5 23 innings. Lakeland’s offense continues to be fairly brutal other than Troy Montgomery. They were held to four singles and two walks on Sunday.

Azocar: 1-4, SO

Manning (L): 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: The Daytona Tortugas come to Lakeland for a four-game set starting on Monday evening at 6:30pm ET.

Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)

Carson Lance was a bit wild on Sunday, and the Whitecaps offense didn’t have enough punch to make up for him. Lance allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings of work. He did strike out seven, but walked five and gave up seven hits along the way. Brock Deatherage and Kody Clemens continue to power the offense. Deatherage went 5-for-5 on the day, While Clemens had two hits, including a double, and drew a pair of walks. Rey Rivera came through with an RBI single in the first inning, while Deatherage plated the Whitecaps other run in the seventh.

Deatherage: 5-5

Clemens: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB

Lance (L): 5.0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 5 BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: Mason Thompson starts for the TinCaps on Monday, while the Whitecaps have yet to announce.

Staten Island Yankees 3, Connecticut Tigers 2 (Gm 1)(F/8)(box)

Adam Wolf gave the Tigers three scoreless innings in another short start, but the bullpen eventually faltered late. Eric De La Rosa singled home Clark Brinkman in the third to open the scoring. The Yankees tied it in the sixth, and then Dylan Stock allowed a pair of runs in the top of the eighth. With two men on, Moises Nunez bounced into a double play that scored Brinkman again, but also snuffed out the rally.

Brinkman: 2-3, 2 R

De La Rosa: 1-3, RBI, 2 SO

Wolf: 3.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: The second game of Sunday’s scheduled double-header was rained out and cancelled. The Tigers will now be idle until Wednesday’s when they head on the road to battle the Tri-City ValleyCats.