Bonderman Stops the Sox (7/19 Recaps)

On Tuesday night, the Tigers weren't leaving anything up to chance. Jeremy Bonderman came back from a rough start last week to shut down the Chicago White Sox, with the help of Omar Infante and Magglio Ordonez at the plate.

Detroit Tigers - 45-47, 4th in AL Central
Jeremy Bonderman simply doesn't like losing – in fact, when he does, he's 5-0 in his next start. Well, make that 6-0, as Bonderman gave up just one run on three hits over eight innings to earn his 12th victory of the season as the Tigers steamed to a 7-1 victory. The Tigers had a three run lead on Monday, and had a two run lead heading into the 6th inning on Tuesday – but rather than leave it up to the pitching, the offense came around and put up four more runs to give the Tigers a comfortable margin. Omar Infante helped get things rolling at the plate with a three run home run in the 2nd inning. That was the only real blemish on Chicago starter Jose Contreras, until of course the 6th, when the Tigers put up the four more runs. Four players drove in a run each to help the cause. Magglio Ordonez went 3-for-4 as he continues his hot stretch against his former team, he also scored two runs and drove in one more. Rondell White, Craig Monroe and Ivan Rodriguez all each chipped in with two hits, an RBI and a run. Nate Robertson faces Freddy Garcia in the rubber match at 2:05pm on Wednesday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 61-34, 1st in West division
The Mud Hens and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre just can't seem to decide a winner in nine innings. For the second game in a row the two teams took extra frames to declare a winner, and for the second day in a row, Toledo came out on top. This time the Hens wasted no time finishing up what they started, and Carlos Pena delivered the game-winning hit that gave then Toledo their 61st victory of the year. The Barons outhit Toledo 10-9, but the Hens got a homerun from Brandon Harper in the fifth that was part of a two-run rally to bring Toledo back within a run. Curtis Granderson continued his hot July going 4-5 with three RBI and a walk. Steve Green got the win after two solid innings of work which included three strikeouts and only one hit. The Hens look to make it four in a row, and three in a row against the Barons on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 50-46, 2nd in Southern division
Tuesday's double header was split down the middle with Erie beating Altoona 9-5 in game one and losing 5-3 in game two. It was a terrific Tuesday for DH Kurt Airoso - who went 8 for 9 in the double-header. In game one,Airoso shined with a 3-run homer to help Erie take the victory. Erie pitcher Mike Bumatay earned the win with Edwin Almonte collecting his 27th save of the season. Airoso was Erie's star in game two, as he was responsible for all 3 runs. Airoso had an RBI single in the 1st and a 2-run homer in the 3rd, but his contributions were not enough for the win. Starter Humberto Sanchez took the loss after giving up 4 runs in 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Adam Peterson relieved and gave up one more run. Altoona and Erie battle it out again on Wednesday afternoon at 12:05.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 14-8, 1st in West division
Lakeland had the day off on Tuesday, but return to action on Wednesday to host Tampa at 7pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 15-11, 1st in East division
West Michigan split a doubleheader with South Bend Tuesday. In game one, the make up game for Monday's rained out match up, the 'Caps topped the Silverhawks 8-2. Josh Kauten recorded the win (4-1, 2.91) for his seven innings on the mound. Right fielder Luis Sabino led the lineup with three runs, two RBIs, and a two-run homer to center field in the top of the 2nd. Game two was a scoreless battle for ten long innings until the Silverhawks managed one run in the bottom of the 11th to end the standoff. Reliever P. J. Finigan (0-1, 2.13) took the loss in that final inning. Finigan gave up a one-out double, then intentionally walked the next batter to set up the double play. Instead of hitting into the double play, the 'Hawks singled to right field and scored the game-ending run. West Michigan is off Wednesday. The 'Caps begin a four-game series with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays on Thursday.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - 18-7, 1st in Stedler division
Oneonta's offense keeps rolling, but on Tuesday the pitching couldn't slow down Brooklyn as the O-Tigers fell 12-9. Dan Konecny was chased in the second inning without recording an out. His line was one inning, nine hits, eight runs (three earned). Tim Robertson then pitched five shutout innings in relief, but Jake Baxter would end up taking the loss for allowing four more runs in his inning and 2/3 of work. Seven O-Tigers had a multi-hit game, including William Rhymes, who went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI, and Brandon Timm, who went 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI. Oneonta faces Brooklyn again at 7pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - 10-12, 4th in North division
Another high-scoring affair ended with another loss for the GCL Tigers as they were topped by the GCL Braves 11-8. Brendan Wise took the loss, allowing seven runs on ten hits in four innings. Angel Reyes helped drive the offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Casper Wells was a benefit of Reyes' big hits, as he scored three runs while going 1-for-3, hitting in front of Reyes.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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