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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Thursday, August 19, 2021.

Toledo Mud Hens 5, Indianapolis Indians 2 (box)

Logan Shore threw six innings of one run ball in his return to the rotation, and the offense did enough keep the winning streak going since the big promotions to start the week. Kody Clemens got the scoring started with a solo homer, his 12th home run on the year. Indy tied things up in the fifth, but the Hens came right back to score two in the bottom half of the inning. Clemens led off with a single and rode home on Aderlin Rodriguez’s 23rd home run of the season. Christin Stewart and Ryan Kreidler followed with singles, but Brady Policelli grounded into a double play, and Akil Baddoo struck out to end the threat. Baddoo struck out three times in his return to action.

In the eighth, Toledo did score two more to pull away, as Yariel Gonzalez and Isaac Paredes came through with RBI singles to make it 5-1. Locke St. John gave up a run in the top of the ninth, but Wladimir Pinto came on to snuff the threat, earning his fourth save in the process.

Clemens: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, HR

Kreidler: 2-2, R, BB

Coming Up Next: RHP Pedro Payano (2-4, 5.61 ERA) starts Friday night against Indy’s RHP Beau Sulser (5-5, 4.50 ERA).

Richmond Flying Squirrels 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)

Beau Brieske threw a pretty good game, but the offense couldn’t get much going in this one. Brieske went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk, with eight strikeouts on the night. The Flying Squirrels got to him for both runs in the fourth. Dylan Rosa hit a solo shot in the sixth to get Erie on the board, but the offense managed only five hits on the night. They never mustered a threat, squandering a strong three-inning outing in relief from Yaya Chentouf, who blanked Richmond the rest of the way.

Rosa: 2-4, R, RBI, HR, SO

Brieske (L, 1-1): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, 8 SO

Coming Up Next: RHP Reese Olson, acquired in the Daniel Norris deal with Milwaukee, will make his Erie debut on Friday night at 6:35 p.m. EDT.

West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3 (box)

Starter Garrett Hill was solid, and a seventh inning rally carried the Whitecaps over Fort Wayne. Parker Meadows got things started with a triple in the first inning. He scored on a Daniel Cabrera double. Jake Holton singled home Wenceel Perez in the third, and then Hill leaked a run in the fourth. Hill finally exited with one out in the sixth after allowing a walk and a single. Christopher Mauloni took over and he wild pitched in a run that was charged to Hill before escaping further trouble.

The Whitecaps broke the tie in the seventh. Jose King doubled to lead off the inning, and Perez singled him over to third. Parker Meadows struck out, but Jake Holton came through with an RBI single that also moved Perez to third. He scored on a Cabrera ground out, and the Whitecaps led by two. Mauloni allowed another run on his own throwing error in the eighth, but Zack Hess came on in the ninth and closed Fort Wayne out to earn his 11th save.

Holton: 3-4, 2 RBI, SO

Perez: 2-4, 2 R, BB

Hill: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 SO

Coming Up Next: LHP Jack O’Loughlin will make his High-A debut on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. EDT.

Jupiter Hammerheads 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)

Lakeland got a good outing from Ricky Davila, but the offense just never found its footing in this one. Davila tossed six innings of two-run ball, striking out four. They scored first, as Ben Malgeri tripled in the third and scored on a Colt Keith sacrifice fly. Lakeland got a runner to third in both the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t drive either one in. After Jupiter scored two more in the seventh, the Flygers mustered a rally in the top of the ninth. Chris Meyers singled with two outs, and stole second base. Trei Cruz then tripled him in, and scored on a throwing error by Jupiter’s pitcher. Now needing just one to tie the game, Kingston Liniak reached on another error, this one by the Hammerheads’ shortstop, but Esney Chacon struck out to end the threat.

Malgeri: 2-4, R, 3B

Cruz: 1-2, R, RBI, 3B, 2 BB, SO

Coming Up Next: RHP Carlos Guzman (4-8, 5.60 ERA) gets the start against RHP Evan Fitterer (0-1, 6.43 ERA) on Friday night.