July 12th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
39-58, 4th in West Division
Toledo gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of Friday's low-scoring game against Columbus and could not generate any offense late as the Mud Hens fell to the Clippers 2-1. Starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein earned a no decision in a strong start, allowing one earned run on six hits over six innings of work. Brayan Villarreal fell to 2-2 after earning the loss in relief. Nick Castellanos generated the only offense for the Mud Hens, going 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in the loss.
AA Erie Seawolves
46-44, 2nd in Western Division
Erie allowed a run in each of the first two innings of Friday's game against Harrisburg but neither team could drive in a run after that as the SeaWolves fell to the Senators 2-0. Victor Larez fell to 6-7 with the loss, allowing two earned runs on 9 hits in a five-inning start. Tyler Collins and Jamie Johnson each went 2-for-4 in the loss with no Erie hitter going for extra bases.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
38-49, 5th in North Division
Lakeland's pitching was the story in Friday's series opener against Fort Myers as the Flying Tigers didn't give up a run, shutting out the Miracle 5-0. Starting pitcher Wilsen Palacios improved his record to 5-6 with the win after shutting out the Miracle on four hits over 6 ? innings. Steven Moya fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in three runs for the Flying Tigers in the win with Tyler Hanover and Luis Alberto Sanz each driving in a run for Lakeland.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
43-48, 6th in Eastern Division
West Michigan broke a 2-2 tie with a walkoff run in Friday's game against Clinton as the Whitecaps topped the LumberKings 3-2. Starting pitcher Edgar De La Rosa earned a no decision after allowing two earned runs on six hits over five innings. Corey Knebel earned his first win of the season after pitching a hitless ninth inning out of the bullpen. Jeff Holm only had one hit in Friday's win but it was the biggest of the night as the first baseman drove in the winning run on a walkoff single. David Gonzalez and Connor Harrell also drove in runs in the win.
A Short-Season Connecticut
10-15, 3rd in Stedler Division
The sixth inning proved to be the only time for offense in Friday's game between Connecticut and Williamsport with the Tigers doing just enough offensively, topping the Crosscutters 2-1. Chase Edwards took the no decision in the start, shutting out Williamsport on three hits over four innings. Joe Flattery earned his first win of the season out of the bullpen and Austin Pritcher earned his first save. Dominic Ficociello was the driving force behind the offense, hitting a two-run home run on a 1-for-4 night at the plate.
R DSL Tigers
22-11, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers fell behind by one run before scoring seven unanswered runs in Friday's game against the Blue Jays as the Tigers prevailed 7-1. Starting pitcher Jhonny Mateo earned a no decision after allowing one earned run on two hits over three innings. Rafael Manzanillo improved his record to 2-0 with a win in relief and Stanley Martinez earned his first save of the season. Eurys Felipe drove in two runs for the Tigers despite going 0-for-4 on the night.
R GCL Tigers
10-4, 1st in Gulf Coast League
The GCL Tigers held a one-run lead late in Friday's game against the Braves before allowing the game-winning RBI, falling to the Braves 7-6. Starting pitcher Preston Jamison earned a no decision after allowing three earned runs on three hits over 3 ? innings. Ricardo Ciriaco earned his first blown save and first loss of the season. Jose Zambrano had a huge night at the plate for the Tigers, going 1-for-2 with a home run and five runs driven in in the loss.
R VSL Tigers
24-24, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and didn't relinquish it in Friday's game against the Mariners, topping the Mariners 4-1. Jose Fuentes improved his record to 2-5 after earning the win in his start, shutting out the Mariners on four hits over five innings. Johan Belisario earned his ninth save of the year in the win. Eliezer Castillo was the focal point of the Tigers' offense on Friday, going 1-for-3 with two runs driven in and a run scored.
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