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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2019.

The Detroit Tigers minor league affiliates were largely idle for Easter Sunday. The exception was the Toledo Mud Hens. So we will catch you up on Saturday’s scores — and the continued intrigue of Derek Hill, resurgent prospect — after recapping the Hens contest on Sunday.

Toledo Mud Hens 11, Columbus Clippers 9 (box)

Beau Burrows had his first rough outing of the season, but the offense was on point. After building a huge early lead, the Hens’ bats came back for more after the pitching staff let the lead slip away. A Mikie Mahtook two-run triple in the third inning was the big blow early as the Hens racked up eight runs through four innings. Burrows was solid for those four innings, but came apart in the fifth, walking a pair and allowing a two-run home run as part of a four-run barrage from the Clippers. By the time Sandy Baez and Jose Fernandez were out of the game after crumbling in relief, things were knotted at nine apiece. The Hens answered right back in the bottom of the seventh though, scoring four runs, including a three-run shot from Pete Kozma that proved the difference.

Kozma: 3-4, 2B, HR, R, 4 RBI
Mahtook: 3-4, 3B, R, 4 RBI, SB
Reyes: 2-4, 2 R
Burrows: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Columbus Clippers 4, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)

Ryan Carpenter rebounded with a decent start on Saturday. He tossed five innings of three-hit ball with four punchouts. The offense just couldn’t get going. Willi Castro plated Danny Woodrow with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, but they wouldn’t score again until Victor Reyes launched a solo shot, his second home run in as many days, in the ninth inning. Daz Cameron, Mikie Mahtook, and catcher Cameron Rupp combined for 10 strikeouts on a tough day at the dish.

Reyes: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, SO
Woodrow: 1-3, 3B, R, BB, SO
Carpenter (L, 0-3): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: The Mud Hens are idle on Monday, as they travel to Charlotte for a three-game set. Matt Hall starts for the Hens on Tuesday night, while Jordan Stephens tilts for the Knights.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 6, Erie SeaWolves 5 (F/7) (box)

Spencer Watkins was effective in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, but Trent Szkutknik and Nolan Blackwood were mauled for a combined six runs in the sixth inning to blow an early lead. Derek Hill got the SeaWolves started by drilling a leadoff solo shot to left-center field. They got two more in the third, but after the bullpen imploded they needed a rally and plated two runs in the bottom half of the sixth to cut the Ponies’ lead to one. That was as close as they got, unfortunately.

Eaves: 1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, SO
Hill: 1-4, HR, R, RBI
Paredes: 1-3, 2B, R
Watkins: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 6, Erie SeaWolves 5 (F/7) (box)

The second game of Saturday’s doubleheader went similarly to the first. The SeaWolves built an early lead and the bullpen crumbled late to lose it. Troy Montgomery scored Taylor Motter with a ground-rule double in the bottom of the second. Sergio Alcantara followed later in the innings with a two-run single to center field, and the SeaWolves were up 3-0. In the fifth, a two-out triple from Derek Hill provided another scoring chance and Isaac Paredes was able to cash him in with the help of an error on the Ponies. Taylor Motter tripled and scored in the sixth, and the SeaWolves had a commanding 5-2 lead headed into the seventh and final frame. Drew Carlton couldn’t hold it, however. He left the game with two runs in and the bases loaded. John Schreiber quickly allowed a two-run double, and while he shut the Ponies down from there, the SeaWolves didn’t have a comeback in them.

Motter: 1-2, 3B, 2 R, BB
Alcantara: 1-3, 2 RBI, SO
Shore: 4.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: The Bowie BaySox come to Erie on Monday for a three-game set. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. ET. Buck Night at UPMC Park will be in effect.

Dunedin Blue Jays 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 (box)

Gregory Soto returned from his suspension on Saturday looking much like his old self. Soto punched out five, but allowed three runs in four innings of work. Dane Myers allowed three more in relief, and the Flygers offense couldn’t find the firepower to come back in this one. Chad Sedio smacked his first home run of the year in the second inning. Kody Clemens doubled twice, scoring a run, and swiped a bag as well. But the Blue Jays bullpen shut them out over the final four frames to take the game.

Clemens: 2-5, 2 2B, R, SB
Sedio: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Soto: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: The St. Lucie Mets come to town on Monday, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)

The Whitecaps were off all weekend. They will head up to Midland for three with the Great Lakes Loons on Monday with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. ET.