July 5th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
37-54, 4th in West Division
Toledo gave up a run in the first inning of Saturday's game against Indianapolis but stifled the Indians otherwise as the Mud Hens topped the Indians 3-1. Starting pitcher Derek Hankins evened his record to 4-4 with the win after allowing one earned run on seven hits over 7 ? innings of work. Jose Valverde earned his first save of the season in the win. Bryan Holaday was the hero at the plate for the Hens, going 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in the win. Avisail Garcia also drove in a run for Toledo.
AA Erie Seawolves
44-42, 2nd in Western Division
Erie rode an impressive outing from its starting pitcher in Saturday's game against Altoona, limiting the Curve to just three hits in a 6-0 win. Starting pitcher Drew VerHagen improved his record to 2-2 in his strongest outing since being promoted, giving up three hits and striking out six in a complete game victory. Ramon Cabrera gave the offense a boost out of the designated hitter spot, going 1-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
34-46, 5th in North Division
Lakeland struggled to generate any offense in Saturday's series opener against Clearwater, putting up seven hits but not scoring a run in a 3-0 loss to the Threshers. Thomas Collier earned his first loss of the season in the start, allowing one earned run on four hits over four innings. Francisco Martinez was the lone hitter to record multiple hits, going 2-for-4 in the loss.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
41-46, 6th in Eastern Division
West Michigan battled both Lake County and the rain in Saturday's season opener and prevailed over both as the Whitecaps topped the Captains in a 4-3 rain shortened final. Starting pitcher Edgar De La Rosa improved to 5-3 with the win, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 5 ? innings. Adolfo Reina was the leader at the plate for the ‘Caps, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the win.
A Short-Season Connecticut
6-13, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut jumped out to an early 4-0 lead before allowing seven unanswered runs in Saturday's game against Vermont as the Tigers fell to the Lake Monsters 7-4. Starting pitcher Preston Jamison earned a no decision after allowing three earned runs on three hits over 3 ? innings. Austin Pritcher earned his first loss of the season in relief. Javier Azcona had the only RBI for the Tigers, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the loss.
R DSL Tigers
20-9, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers were down by three runs going into the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the DSL Braves before scoring four runs, topping the Braves 7-6. Starting pitcher Juan Alcantara earned a no decision after allowing two earned runs on seven hits over five innings. Rafael Manzanillo earned his first win of the season in relief. Felix G. Santana had another strong game at the plate, going 1-for-4 with two runs driven in in the win.
R GCL Tigers
7-2, 1st in Gulf Coast League
The GCL Tigers fell behind by one run before scoring three unanswered runs in Saturday's game against the Yankees, winning in a 4-2 final. Starting pitcher Chase Edwards earned a no decision after allowing two earned runs on three hits over four innings. Chad Green earned his first win of the season in relief while Ricardo Ciriaco earned his fourth save of the year. Orvin Tovar led the offense for the Tigers, going 2-for-5 with an RBI in the win.
R VSL Tigers
22-22, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers did not play on Saturday.
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