White Sox Pound Tigers (4/20 Recaps)

It was just one of those games you'd like to forget. The opposing pitcher was on, the Tigers' pitcher was off, and it all resulted in an ugly defeat for the Tigers at the hands of the division foe Chicago White Sox.

Detroit Tigers - 6-9, 4th in AL Central
Jon Garland became one of the first pitchers in the big leagues to earn his 3rd win of the season as he shut down the Tigers. Wilfredo Ledezma didn't have the same success, as the White Sox hit him hard, tagging him for six runs in five innings. Andrew Good didn't show much better, giving up the final three runs over four innings. Minus an RBI double by Brandon Inge, Garland was excellent over his eight innings. Inge and Omar Infante (who scored the lone run) each had two hits apiece, while Nook Logan was the only other Tiger to get a hit. The Tigers will hope to turn it back around when the aces face off on Thursday afternoon, with Jeremy Bonderman taking on Mark Buehrle.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 9-4, 1st in West division
The Toledo Mud Hens took back first place on Wednesday night in a pitchers' duel that Sean Douglass came out the victor of as the ‘Hens pulled out the 1-0 victory. Douglass pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, allowing just five hits while striking out three. The team's lone run of the night came off a solo home run from Mike Hessman, his first blast of the season. Craig Dingman relieved Douglass and pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the victory and earn his second save. Jack Hannahan had a good day at the plate though he didn't contribute to the scoring, going 2-for-3 including a double. The ‘Hens will try and keep it going on Thursday again facing Charlotte at Fifth Third Field at 6:30pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AA Erie SeaWolves - 8-6, tied 1st in Southern division
Out-hit but not outscored was the theme for Erie's 7-3 win over the Bowie Baysox tonight. The SeaWolves converted 7 hits into 7 runs, while the Baysox hitters had 8 hits but delivered only 3 runs. The big guns for Erie were 1B Juan Tejeda (2 for 4, 1 home run, 4 RBI's) and RF David Espinosa (2 for 5, 2 runs scored). SS Don Kelly contributed 2 RBI's. Erie broke through with 4 runs in the 6th then locked up the win with 3 runs in the 8th (coming on a solo home run by David Espinosa and a 2 run homer by Juan Tejeda). The win went to starting pitcher Mark Johnson (1-0) who threw 5 solid innings, yielding only one (unearned) run. Corey Hamman picked up a save with 2 1/3 innings of shutout pitching to close the game. The competition moves to Erie Thursday night where the SeaWolves and Bowie meet again at 6:35 p.m.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 10-3, tied 1st in West division
The L-Tigers beat the Blue Jays 10-1. Lakeland starting pitcher Nate Bumstead pitched eight solid innings, giving up only one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out two. Bumstead recorded his third win of the season. The Tigers continue to have success at the plate. Lakeland's lineup collected sixteen hits in the game, including seven doubles. Kody Kirkland went three for five with three doubles and four RBI. Eric Rodland went three for three and scored four runs. Brent Clevlen was two for five with a double. Center fielder Vincent Blue was the only Tiger without a hit in the game. The Tigers record is now 10-3, tying them with the Ft. Myers Miracle for the lead in the division. Lakeland and Ft. Myers begin a three game series tomorrow in Lakeland at 7pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 7-6, 3rd in East division
It was another close matchup in West Michigan, but this time the bad guys came out on top with Lansing beating the ‘Caps 2-1. The game marked the return of Andrew Kown, who showed well, allowing a run over five innings of work, including six strikeouts. Both Matt Parrish and Jody Roughton had a pair of hits for the ‘Caps, but that proved to not be enough to lead the Whitecaps to victory. Roughton drove in Jeff Frazier for the team's only run, a run that originally gave the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning. But Kown gave up a run in the 5th, and reliever Dan Konecny gave up another in the 6th to fall down, a deficit West Michigan couldn't get out of. The two teams face off again in Lansing on Thursday at 6:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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