Durham Homers Twice in WM Win (7/28 Recaps)

Lance Durham had two home runs.

Toledo scored early and often in Sunday's win over Buffalo to go along with an excellent night on the mound. Erie stole a high-scoring win over Bowie while Lakeland held St. Lucie to one hit in its win. West Michigan topped South Bend behind a big night from Lance Durham.

July 28th Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
48-62, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Buffalo 0 4 0
Toledo 6 9 1

Toledo scored early and often in Sunday's game against Buffalo to go along with a dominant performance on the mound as the Mud Hens topped the Bisons 6-0. Blaine Hardy improved his record to 4-0 after earning the win in his start, shutting out the Bisons on four hits over six innings while striking out six. Jordan Lennerton jacked his fourteenth home run and drove in two runs on a 2-for-3 night at the plate. Nick Castellanos also drove in two runs in the win.

AA Erie Seawolves
56-49, 2nd in Western Division

Team R H E
Bowie 7 13 2
Erie 9 12 2

Erie needed a huge display of offense in Sunday's game against Bowie as the SeaWolves put up 13 hits and 9 runs to top the Baysox 9-7. Starting pitcher Warwick Saupold improved his record to 6-3 with the win after allowing six earned runs on 9 hits over five innings. Melvin Mercedes earned his fifth save of the season in the win. Eugenio Suarez and Tyler Collins each homered and drove in two runs while Daniel Fields drove in three runs in the win.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
45-54, 5th in North Division

Team R H E
St. Lucie 0 1 1
Lakeland 3 12 1

Pitching was the story for Lakeland on Sunday as the Flying Tigers held St. Lucie to one hit, topping the Mets 3-0. Starting pitcher Thomas Collier was dominant on his way to improving his record to 2-2, holding the Mets hitless over five innings while striking out six. Jose Valdez earned his eighth save of the season in the win. Devon Travis had another strong night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
50-54, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan 10 10 1
South Bend 7 8 2

West Michigan fell behind by six runs in Sunday's game against South Bend before scoring six in the top of the eighth as the Whitecaps topped the Silver Hawks 10-7. Starting pitcher Montreal Robinson earned a no decision after allowing five earned runs on six hits over three innings. Calvin Drummond improved to 2-1 on the year after earning the win in relief and Corey Knebel earned his eighth save of the season. Lance Durham had a huge night at the plate, homering twice and driving in five runs in the win.

A Short-Season Connecticut
17-23, 4th in Stedler Division

Team R H E
Connecticut 3 13 0
Tri-City 0 4 1

Runs came at a premium for both teams in Sunday's matchup between Connecticut and Tri-City but the Tigers came out on the winning end, topping the ValleyCats 3-0. Joe Mantiply earned a no decision in his start, shutting out the ValleyCats on two hits over three innings. Julio Felix earned his first win of the season out of the bullpen and Zac Reininger earned his fourth save of the season. Brett Harrison had a solid night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a solo homer in the win.

R DSL Tigers
31-15, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris

Team R H E
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The DSL Tigers did not play.

R GCL Tigers
19-10, 1st in Gulf Coast League

Team R H E
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The GCL Tigers did not play.

R VSL Tigers
28-34, 4th in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
Tigers 3 7 5
Phillies 8 15 1

Pitching struggled for the VSL Tigers in Sunday's game against the Phillies as the Tigers could not find consistency on the mound, falling to the Phillies 8-3. Starting pitcher Gerbinson Perez fell to 0-2 with the loss after allowing three earned runs on four hits over 1 ? innings. Junnell Ledezma hit his first home run of the season on a solo shot and Arvicent Perez drove in a run in the loss.

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