April 13th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
3-7, 4th in West Division
Starting pitcher Jose Alvarez was dominant in earning his first win of the season on Saturday, leading Toledo to an 8-0 win over visiting Louisville. Alvarez shut out the Bats in six innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven. Quintin Berry had a big night at the plate for the Mud Hens, going 3-for-5 while driving in two runs. Gustavo Nunez also drove in two runs in the win.
AA Erie Seawolves
4-4, 3rd in Eastern Division
Wade Gaynor continued to be a dominant force at the plate on Saturday, driving in four runs on a grand slam to lead Erie to a 9-5 win over Reading. Gaynor went 2-for-4 on the night while driving in four runs on the grand slam along with drawing a walk. Starting pitcher Victor Larez earned his first win of the season, giving up three earned runs on eight hits in five innings while striking out four. Will Startup earned his first save of the season in the win.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
2-7, 6th in North Division
Starting pitcher Kyle Ryan struggled on the mound for Lakeland on Saturday, giving up all seven of the team's allowed runs as the Flying Tigers fell to Dunedin 7-3. Ryan allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits in six innings of work en route to earning his first loss of the season, dropping his record to 1-1. Jeff McVaney had another solid night at the plate for Lakeland, going 2-for-4 while driving in two runs. Jason King also drove in a run in the loss.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
4-5, 5th in Eastern Division
Despite struggling offensively against Bowling Green on Saturday West Michigan had an opportunity to make a comeback against the Hot Rods but fell short, dropping their third game of the series in a 4-2 final. The ‘Caps scored their first run of the game in the ninth inning on a throwing error before Bennett Pickar drove in West Michigan's second run of the game on a ninth inning double. After Mario Martinez reached on Bowling Green's second throwing error of the inning Austin Schotts struck out swinging to allow the comeback to fall short. Starting pitcher Jordan John's record fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss, as John gave up four earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Slade Smith pitched the final 3 1/3 innings without giving up a hit.
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