July 23rd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
45-59, 4th in West Division
Toledo broke open a 1-1 tie with three runs in the tenth inning of Tuesday's game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Mud Hens topped the RailRiders 4-1. Kyle Lobstein earned a no decision in the start after allowing one earned run on two hits over 5 ? innings. Robbie Weinhardt improved his record to 3-0 with a win out of the bullpen and Jose Valverde earned his fifth save of the season. Avisail Garcia was the hero in the late innings, hitting the go-ahead three-run home run on a 2-for-5 night at the plate.
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
46-59, 4th in West Division
Toledo utilized more late-game heroics in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Mud Hens came from behind to top the RailRiders 3-1. Starting pitcher Blaine Hardy improved his record to 3-0 with the win, allowing one earned run on three hits over five innings. Jeremy Bonderman pitched a shutout in his one inning of work out of the bullpen and Kenny Faulk earned his first save of the season. Nick Castellanos was the hero of the second game, hitting a three-run home run on a 1-for-3 night at the plate.
AA Erie Seawolves
52-48, 2nd in Western Division
Erie jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in Tuesday's game against Richmond and never let up as the SeaWolves topped the Flying Squirrels 5-1. Starting pitcher Warwick Saupold improved his record to 5-3 with the win, shutting out Richmond on five hits over five innings. Wade Gaynor led the SeaWolves at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs driven in in the win.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
42-52, 5th in North Division
Runs came early and often for Lakeland in Tuesday's game against Bradenton as the Flying Tigers topped the Marauders 6-3. Thomas Collier earned his first win of the season in his start, allowing one earned run on four hits over five innings. Jose Valdez earned his seventh save of the season in the win. Jason Krizan led the way offensively, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs driven in. Jeff McVaney had a solo home run in the win.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
48-52, 5th in Eastern Division
West Michigan did not play.
A Short-Season Connecticut
13-20, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut held an early 2-0 lead in Tuesday's game against State College and stayed step-for-step at the plate for the rest of the game as the Tigers topped the Spikes 5-2. Joe Mantiply earned a no decision in the start after leaving the Spikes hitless over three innings. Austin Pritcher improved his record to 2-1 with a win out of the bullpen and Will LaMarche earned his first save of the season. Austin Schotts gave the offense a boost out of the leadoff spot with a solo home run on a 2-for-4 night at the plate.
R DSL Tigers
29-13, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers saw their five-game winning streak come to an end in Tuesday's game against the Cubs as the Tigers fell 6-1. Starting pitcher Gregory Soto fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss, allowing three earned runs on three hits over 2 ? innings. Manuel Joseph gave the Tigers their only run of the game, going 1-for-4 with an RBI.
R GCL Tigers
16-9, 1st in Gulf Coast League
The GCL Tigers did not play.
R VSL Tigers
27-30, 4th in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers struggled to get anything going at the plate in Tuesday's game against the Phillies as the Tigers put up only one run and fell 5-1. Starting pitcher Eduardo Jimenez fell to 4-2 with the loss after allowing four earned runs on four hits over 3 ? innings. Victor Padron drove in the lone run for the Tigers on a 1-for-3 night at the plate.
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