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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Syracuse Chiefs 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

A bullpen day for the Hens went alright for three scoreless innings. Caleb Thielbar, just promoted to Toledo, surrendered four runs, three earned, in the fourth inning, and the offense couldn’t mount a comeback. Daniel Stumpf allowed a pair of runs in an inning of work, and eventually veteran infielder Pete Kozma was called on to close this one out. He allowed two hits and a run. The offense had seven hits and three walks, but Dawel Lugo’s RBI in the fourth was the only run they pushed across in this one.

Lugo: 1-4, RBI

Stewart: 1-3, BB, SO

Thielbar (L): 1.0 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 H, BB

Coming Up Next: The Hens have fallen to just a game over .500 as they welcome in Rochester for four games starting Thursday night.

Erie SeaWolves 5, Harrisburg Senators 3 (box)

A.J. Ladwig gave the SeaWolves a strong outing after allowing two runs in the first inning. He eventually went 6 23 innings, striking out seven, and left with a 3-2 lead. Trent Szkutnik blew the save in the eighth, but the SeaWolves bounced right back. Cam Gibson tripled home Isaac Paredes and Kody Eaves in the bottom of the eighth and they held on to win the game and take the three-game series two games to one.

Gibson: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 3B, SO

Paredes: 2-3, R, BB, SO

Ladwig: 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 4H, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves are idle on Thursday. They’ll host the Bowie Baysox over the weekend starting Friday night at 7:05pm ET.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Daytona Tortugas (F/10)(box)

Spenser Watkins allowed a solo shot in the first, but then proceeded to blank the Tortugas entirely the rest of the way. He went seven innings, the final six of the hitless variety, and walked three while striking out four. Troy Montgomery came home from third on a Jose Azocar sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to tie this one up. Eduardo Jimenez pitched a scoreless ninth and tenth inning, and Chad Sedio plated Derek Hill with a single under extra innings rules to walk this one off.

Sedio: 1-5, RBI, SO

Sthormes: 2-4, 2 SO

Watkins: 7.0 IP, ER, H, 3 BB, 4 SO

Coming Up Next: The Tortugas and Flying Tigers wrap their series at 6:30pm ET on Thursday. Starters are TBA.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Lansing Lugnuts 6 (box)

Lansing jumped on Jesus Rodriguez for three in the first inning, and while he settled in and went six innings, Rodriguez eventually surrendered another pair of runs and left the game with the Whitecaps facing a four-run deficit. They weren’t done, however, as Colby Bortles launched a solo in the bottom of the sixth, and another run later crossed home due to a passed ball. In the seventh, Rey Rivera singled home Dylan Rosa to make it 5-4 Lansing. The Lugnuts added another run, but the Whitecaps’ comeback continued in the eighth when Kody Clemens tripled home Brady Policelli, and then scored the game tying run on a Jordan Pearce sac fly. Brock Deatherage had followed Clemens with a walk, and he raced home on a Dylan Rosa double with the eventual game winner. Billy Lescher closed it out for his sixth save.

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

Deatherage: 1-3, 2 R, 3B, BB

Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 SO

Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet up again Thursday night at 7:05pm ET.

Tri-City ValleyCats 3, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead on a Nick Ames solo shot in the second inning, and a force that scored Isrrael De La Cruz in the third. Gio Arriera allowed just one run in his five innings of work, but Juan Aguilera blew the lead, allowing a pair of runs in the seventh. The Tigers couldn’t mount a late comeback.

Ames: 1-2, R, RBI, HR, 2 BB, SO

Verdon: 1-3, RBI, BB, SO

Arriera: 5.0 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming Up Next: The two-game series concludes on Thursday night at 7:00pm ET.