August 3rd Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
49-67, 4th in West Division
Toledo surrendered three runs early in Saturday's game against Columbus and could not climb out of the hole as the Mud Hens fell to the Clippers 5-1. Blaine Hardy earned his first loss of the season in the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over five innings. Mike Cervenak drove in the lone RBI on a double.
AA Erie Seawolves
58-53, 2nd in Western Division
Erie climbed out of an early 4-0 deficit in Saturday's game against New Britain but the SeaWolves allowed two unanswered runs, falling to the Rock Cats 6-4. Starting pitcher Warwick Saupold fell to 6-4 with the loss, allowing five earned runs on eight hits over five innings. James McCann went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the loss.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
47-56, 5th in North Division
Lakeland nearly blew a four-run lead late in Saturday's game against Jupiter but the Flying Tigers held on, topping the Hammerheads 6-5. Starting pitcher Kyle Ryan improved his record to 10-6 with the win, allowing one unearned run on four hits over six innings. Jose Valdez earned his ninth save of the season in the win. Chad Wright had a solid night in the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the win. Dixon Machado drove in two runs for the Flying Tigers while Devon Travis added another run.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
53-56, 5th in Eastern Division
A five-run third inning from Dayton put West Michigan in a deficit it could not overcome in Saturday's matchup as the Whitecaps fell to the Dragons 5-3. Starting pitcher Edgar De La Rosa fell to 6-5 with the loss, allowing five earned runs on six hits over four innings. Dean Green hit his first home run of the season on a two-run shot while Connor Harrell had a solo homer in the loss.
A Short-Season Connecticut
19-27, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut scored three unanswered runs in Saturday's matchup against Mahoning Valley but it wasn't enough to earn the win as the Tigers fell to the Scrappers 6-3. Alex Phillips earned his first loss of the season in the start, allowing four earned runs on seven hits over 5 ? innings. Curt Powell hit his first home run of the season on a two-run shot.
R DSL Tigers
36-17, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers held a six-run lead midway through Saturday's game against the Orioles and staved off a late comeback as the Tigers topped the Orioles 7-5. Gregory Soto earned a no decision in the start, allowing one earned run on two hits over 2 ? innings. Rafael Manzanillo improved his record to 5-1 with a win out of the bullpen and Pedro Aybar earned his ninth save of the season. Yerison Pena had a big night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs driven in in the win.
R GCL Tigers
23-13, 1st in Gulf Coast League
The GCL Tigers broke a 3-3 tie by scoring five runs in the seventh inning of Saturday's game against Blue Jays, topping the Blue Jays 8-3. Emanuel Chavez earned a no decision in the start, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits over four innings. Cesar Burgos earned his first win of the season out of the bullpen. Javier Betancourt and Steven Fuentes each drove in two runs in the win.
R VSL Tigers
31-36, 4th in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers overcame a late one-run deficit in Saturday's game against the Rays, topping the Rays 7-5. Eudis Idrogo earned a no decision in the start, allowing one earned run on four hits over five innings. Gerbinson Perez earned his first win of the season and Johan Belisario earned his sixteenth save. Gabriel Tenia had his biggest night of the season at the plate, hitting two home runs and driving in three in the win.
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