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Minor League Recaps 6/24

Erie, West Michigan and Connecticut posted wins in yesterday's action. Alex Avila continued his rehab assignment and went 0-5 in his second game with Toledo. And Detroit's 39th overall selection in this year's draft, Corey Knebel, notched his first professional save in West Michigan's win.

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Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (32-47)

L, 5-4 vs. Pawtucket. Ramon Garcia was charged with the loss for the Mud Hens, as he gave up four runs over 5 1/3 innings. Continuing his rehab assignment, Alex Avila went 0-5 and Nick Castellanos recorded two hits.

  • RHP Jose Ortega: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB
  • DH Alex Avila (second rehab game): 0-5, 2 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 2-4, R, BB
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 0-2, 2 BB
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (39-35)

W, 11-4 vs. Trenton. Erie used a five-run fifth inning to take the lead and the SeaWolves never looked back. Eugenio Suarez and Hernan Perez were a combined 5-9 with three RBI. James McCann also had a big day, as the catcher drove in three runs.

  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 3-4, 3 R, 2B (10), RBI, 2 BB, 1 K
  • 2B Hernan Perez: 2-5, 2B (24), 2 RBI
  • C James McCann: 1-3, 3 RBI
  • DH Tyler Collins: 0-4, RBI
  • CF Jamie Johnson: 2-5, R, 3 RBI, BB, 1 K
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (31-41)

L, 6-5 vs. Daytona. Lakeland held a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Jose Valdez surrendered three earned runs and blew the save. The Flying Tigers would go on to lose the ballgame in extra innings. Steven Moya had a big day for Lakeland, driving in two runs and recording three hits. Moya also hit his fourth home run of the season.

  • LHP Joe Rogers (H, 2): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LHP Alex Burgos (L, 2-3): 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 1-4, R, BB, 1 K
  • RF Steven Moya: 3-4, 3 R, 2B (5), HR (4), 2 RBI, BB, 1 K
  • 2B Harold Castro: 2-5, 2 K
  • LF Jeff Krizan: 1-4, R, HR (2), 3 RBI, BB
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (36-39)

W, 9-6 vs. Fort Wayne. The Whitecaps plated three runs in the top of the thirteenth inning to secure the win. Corey Knebel notched his first professional save, coming on in the bottom of the thirteenth inning and striking out two batters while not allowing a hit. Jeff Holm hit a home run and had 2 RBI, while Jason King launched two home runs in the win. Zach Kirksey provided the game-winning hit, as a doubled home a run for his only hit of the night. Devon Travis had the night off.

  • RHP Corey Knebel (S, 1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Logan Ehlers (W, 1-5): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Jordan John: 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 0-5, RBI, BB
  • 2B Jared Reaves: 1-5, 2 K
  • 1B Jeff Holm: 2-5, 3 R, HR (7), 2 RBI, BB
  • 3B Jason King: 3-5, 2 R, 2 HR (3), 2 RBI, BB, 1 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-6, R, 2B (2), RBI, 2 K
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (2-5)

W, 4-0 vs. Tri-City. Preston Jamison, Andrew Harrison and Tanner Bailey combined to earn a shutout for Connecticut. Ben Verlander collected one hit and Austin Schotts had the night off. Brett Harrison plated the game-winning RBI in the second inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Duncan McAlpine.

  • RHP Andrew Harrison (W, 1-0): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Tanner Bailey: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RF Ben Verlander: 1-4, 2 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (2-1)

L, 5-4 vs. GCL Astros. Confesor Lara took the loss, as he surrendered three runs over 2 2/3 innings of work. The Tigers rallied late and had 10 hits, but an early 5-1 deficit was too much to overcome.

  • RHP Dean Aldridge: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K
  • DH Rashad Brown: 3-5, RBI, 1 K, SB (3)
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 1-5, RBI
  • LF/CF Orvin Tovar: 1-3, 2B (1), RBI, BB
  • LF Miguel Paulino: 2-2, 2B (1), RBI