Tyler Alexander was rocked on Sunday, and the defense was sloppy at points, but the offense exploded in the middle innings to run down Indianapolis. Grayson Greiner smacked a two-run double in the fourth to get the Hens back into the game. They scored two more in the fifth, and then Christin Stewart cleared the bases with a three-run double in the sixth inning. Zac Houston and Johnny Barbato shut the Indians down in the late innings as the Hens split the four-game set.
Stewart: 1-3, R, 3 RBI, 2B, BB, SO
Robson: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, BB
Lugo: 2-3, R, RBI, BB
Alexander: 4.0 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens will travel to Rochester to take on the Red Wings on Tuesday night. Matt Hall gets the ball, looking to continue his strong start at the Triple-A level.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Erie SeaWolves 6 (box)
The two teams traded body blows all game long but it was the Fisher Cats who pulled it out late. Alfred Gutierrez fought his way through five innings of work, but was bloodied up in the process. He allowed four runs on nine hits, striking out six Fisher Cats. Willi Castro had a huge game, as he launched a two-run shot in the first inning, and added a double later. Daz Cameron had two hits, including a double, while Josh Lester smacked a two-run shot in the third inning. Unfortunately, John Schreiber allowed just his second ever home run as a pro in the bottom of the ninth as the Fisher Cats walked off.
Castro: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2B
Cameron: 2-5, R, RBI, 2B, SO
Gutierrez: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves welcome in the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night after an off day on Monday.
Liarvis Breto gave the Flying Tigers four rocky innings, but Eudis Idrogo took over and dominated the Yankees the rest of the way. The offense came through with three runs in the sixth to pull it out. Zac Shepherd doubled twice and drove in three runs to pace the offense. Derek Hill had an RBI with two hits, and stole his 30th and 31st base on the season, while Jose Azocar doubled and scored a run.
Shepherd: 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 2B, SO
Athmann: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B, 2 SO
Idrogo (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Fort Myers Miracle comes to Lakeland for three games beginning Monday night at 6:30pm ET.
Dayton Dragons 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez was cruising along until the fifth inning, when the Dragons erupted for four runs and held on to win on Sunday. Reynaldo Rivera drilled a two-run shot in the fourth inning to give the Whitecaps a lead that Hernandez squandered shortly thereafter. Kody Clemens and Brock Deatherage each doubled, with the latter recording the Whitecaps other RBI on the day.
Rivera: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR, SO
Clemens: 1-4, 2B, SO
Hernandez (L): 4.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The Dragons and Whitecaps will meet up for the rubber game of the series at 7:05pm ET.
Connecticut Tigers 6, Tri-City ValleyCats 2 (box)
Kacey Murphy blew a Tigers lead in his debut, but the offense brought them back with a big sixth inning. Isrrael De La Cruz had a nice game, tripling home Sam McMillan and Jordan Verdon in the fourth inning. In the sixth the Tigers loaded the bases, and pushed across three runs on a walk, a wild pitch and an error. Dayton Dugas smashed a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth for emphasis.
Verdon: 3-4, R, BB
De La Cruz: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, 3B, BB, SB
Wolf: 3.0 IP, H, BB
Coming Up Next: The Tigers and ValleyCats meet up again Monday at 7:05pm ET.