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July 9th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
39-55, 4th in West Division
Toledo nearly overcame a five-run deficit with a three-run fifth inning in Tuesday's game against Louisville but could get nothing else going offensively as the Mud Hens fell to the Bats 5-3. Starting pitcher Pat Misch fell to 3-7 with the loss after allowing two earned runs on eight hits over five innings. Danny Dorn continued to bring the power to the lineup, hitting his sixteenth home run of the season on a 1-for-4 night.
AA Erie Seawolves
46-42, 2nd in Western Division
Erie did not play.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
36-48, 6th in North Division
Lakeland used a four-run seventh inning to carry itself through Tuesday's game against Daytona as the Flying Tigers topped the Cubs 4-3. Starting pitcher Jeff Ferrell earned a no decision after allowing two earned runs on five hits over 6 ? innings. Michael Torrealba earned his first win of the season in relief. Luis Alberto Sanz led the way for the Flying Tigers at the plate, going 1-for-3 with two runs driven in.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
41-47, 5th in Eastern Division
West Michigan did not play.
A Short-Season Connecticut
7-15, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut's offense came up big late in Tuesday's matchup against Staten Island as the Tigers scored seven runs in the final four innings to top the Yankees 7-5. Jonathan Crawford earned a no decision in a strong outing, shutting out the Yankees and not allowing a hit over three innings. Nick Carmichael improved his record to 1-2 after earning the win in relief while Zac Reininger earned his first save of the season. Duncan McAlpine was the story at the plate for Connecticut, going 3-for-4 with two runs driven in for the Tigers.
R DSL Tigers
21-10, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit in Tuesday's game against the Mets but fell short as the Tigers fell 4-3. Starting pitcher Carlos Lara fell to 1-2 after earning the loss, allowing one earned run on two hits over five innings. Manuel Joseph drove in the bulk of the Tigers' runs, going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs driven in.
R GCL Tigers
9-2, 1st in Gulf Coast League
The GCL Tigers jumped out to an early in Tuesday's game against the Yankees and pitching carried them the rest of the way as the Tigers topped the Yankees 4-1. Starting pitcher Fernando Perez improved his record to 3-0 after shutting out the Yankees on six hits over six innings. Ricardo Ciriaco earned his sixth save of the season in the win. Tim Remes was part of a platoon of hitters driving in runs for the Tigers, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
R VSL Tigers
23-24, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers hit the ball regularly in Tuesday's game against the Rays but could not translate the success into runs, falling to the Rays 7-3. Starting pitcher Angel Vasquez earned a no decision in a strong outing after shutting out the Rays and not allowing a hit over five innings. Eudis Idrogo fell to 4-2 after earning the loss in relief. Arvicent Perez had another strong game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs driven in.
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