May 18th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
22-20, 2nd in West Division
Fu-Te Ni was roughed up in the start, giving up seven earned runs in three innings, but the Mud Hens nearly completed the comeback. The Yankees held a 7-0 lead heading to the bottom of the third, but Toledo scored five in the frame. The deficit was cut to 9-8 after eight, and Toledo had the bases loaded in the ninth with no outs, but Brad Eldred struck out and Danny Worth grounded into a double play to end the game. Ryan Strieby went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Eric Patterson went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
AA Erie Seawolves
20-19, 3rd in Eastern Division
James Avery gave up three earned runs in the third inning — the only runs he gave up over 7 2/3 innings, but picked up the loss. Jamie Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Ben Guez went 2-for-3 with a double.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
21-18, T-2nd in North Division
A sixth-run fourth inning against Alex Burgos was too much for Lakeland, although only two of the runs were earned. Burgos gave up seven hits and walked four. Only four Flying Tigers recorded a hit, and three of the team's six hits came from Dixon Machado, who went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Nick Castellanos went 0-for-3 with two walks. Lakeland went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
19-23, T-6th in Eastern Division
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Marcelo Carreno gave up three earned runs on eight hits over five innings to drop to 0-3 on the season. No Whitecap players recorded multiple hits. Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Aaron Westlake went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Although it was a one-run game, West Michigan didn't have a ton of chances, going 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position.
Gabriel Tenia hit a three-run homer to tie the game in the top of the ninth and Javier Betancourt singled home the winning run with two outs in a comeback win. Anderson Yance went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Jose Zambrano went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Jose Rodriguez gave up four earned runs over three innings in the start. Eudis Hidrogo threw three scoreless and hitless innings and picked up the win. Edgar Pina pitched a perfect ninth for the save.
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