May 24th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
15-34, 4th in West Division
For the second consecutive game Toledo held a late lead against Gwinnett but the Mud Hens again let that lead slip away, allowing two runs in the seventh inning to fall to the Braves 3-2. Starting pitcher Jose Alvarez earned his third loss of the season after allowing two earned runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Danny Dorn hit his ninth home run of the season in the loss, going 1-for-2 with the solo shot and two walks drawn.
AA Erie Seawolves
28-18, 1st in Western Division
Erie and Akron held a scoreless tie going into the seventh inning of Friday's series opener before the Aeros scored three unanswered runs, topping the SeaWolves 3-0. Starting pitcher Patrick Cooper fell to 2-4 on the season despite a solid start, allowing three runs on seven hits over eight innings while striking out five. Jamie Johnson was the lone Erie hitter to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double on the night.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
18-29, 6th in North Division
Lakeland fell behind 2-0 in the first inning of Friday's series opener against Daytona before scoring seven unanswered runs as the Flying Tigers topped the Cubs 7-3. Drew VerHagen earned his second win of the season in the start, allowing two earned runs on five hits over five innings of work. Tyler Hanover had a big night offensively for the Flying Tigers out of the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in in the win. Luis Alberto Sanz also drove in two runs for Lakeland.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
21-24, 4th in Eastern Division
West Michigan broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a three-run frame and never looked back as the Whitecaps topped Dayton 5-2 on Friday. Starting pitcher Jordan John earned a no decision in a strong outing, shutting out the Dragons over four innings while striking out five. Angel Nesbitt earned his first win of the season in relief while Jose Valdez earned his ninth save of the season. Zach Kirksey had a big night offensively, going 1-for-4 with a home run and three runs driven in in the win.
R VSL Tigers
4-6, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers broke a 2-2 tie with the Phillies with four runs in the sixth inning as the Tigers prevailed 6-2. Starting pitcher Jesus Paricaguan earned a no decision in the start after allowing two earned runs on three hits in two innings. Oswaldo Castillo earned his first win of the season in relief. Jose Azocar led the Tigers offensively, going 2-for-3 and driving in one run in the win.
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