Tigers Rest, Farm Teams Put up Runs (6/20 Recaps)

The Tigers got a day off to gather themselves before they travel to the Homerdome in Minneapolis, where they'll try and continue their winning ways that they got going with a 5-1 record against their interleague foes when they take on Minnesota.

Detroit Tigers - 33-33, 4th in AL Central
The Tigers got Monday off but return to the field on Tuesday when they start a three game series in Minneapolis with the Twins. Jeremy Bonderman takes on Kyle Lohse at 8:10pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 41-28, 2nd in West division
A balanced offensive attack and some solid pitching got the Mud Hens back on the right track on Monday as they beat the Ottawa Lynx 10-2. The Hens managed to score in six innings while notching 11 hits en route to winning their 41st game of the year. Wil Ledezma got his first win as a Hen with a strong outing which included seven strikeouts and only two runs in seven innings of work. Nelson Cruz got in two innings of perfect work not allowing a hit and striking out two Ottawa batters. Curtis Granderson and Carlos Pena accounted for over half of Toledo's hits, each with three. Granderson was only a single short of the cycle and drove in three runs for the Hens. Gookie Dawkins also had a three-run homer in the fourth that was his seventh of the year. Toledo looks to win their second in a row Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in Ottawa.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 39-31, 2nd in Southern division
The SeaWolves made each hit count on their way to a 6-3 win over New Hampshire. SS Scott Tousa staked Erie to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd with an RBI double. Third baseman Don Kelly stretched the lead to 3-0 when he doubled in two runs in the 6th. RF Bryon Gettis livened up the game with a 2-run homer later in the inning. DH Kurt Airoso topped things off in the 8th with a home run. Starter Humberto Sanchez (1-1) needed only 5 2/3 innings to lock down the win. Relievers Adam Peterson, Rob Henkel and Edwin Almonte (S,22) kept the Fisher Cats at bay. With a 5-game winning streak, Erie hopes to win #6 Tuesday night at 7:05.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 45-21, 1st in West division
The L-Tigers lost to Ft. Myers 4-5. Lakeland starter Preston Larrison went four innings, gave up two runs on five hits, and struck out five. Larrison gave up two runs early but caught up thanks to a solo home run in the second by Kelly Hunt, and another in the fourth by Danilo Sanchez. Jermy Rodriguez was the losing pitcher for Lakeland. Rodriguez came on in the sixth with game tied 2-2. He gave up one run in the sixth and then was responsible for two more in seventh before he was pulled for Danny Zell, who finished the game. Kelly Hunt was one for four with the homer. Danilo Sanchez went two for three with a RBI and a run scored. Brent Clevlen went three for four, including two doubles. Garth McKinney was two for four with a double. The L-Tigers play another one in Ft. Myers tomorrow, 7pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 33-37, 5th in East division
The Whitecaps are on break now for the midway point of the season. The All Star game takes place on Tuesday, where the Whitecaps are represented by four players, including starting designated Wilkin Ramirez.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

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