Detroit Tigers - 62-67, 4th in AL Central
The rain sidetracked the Tigers and their plans on Tuesday night, as their game with Cleveland was rained out. No makeup date has been announced yet, but next Thursday is the only remaining day on the schedule, so that makes it a strong possibility. For now though, they'll wrap up the series on Wednesday at 7:05pm with Tuesday's scheduled starters taking the mound (Mike Maroth and Cliff Lee).
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor
AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 84-53, 1st in West division
The Tigers weren't the only one in the path of Katrina, as Toledo's game with Indianapolis was rained out. It'll be made up as a doubleheader on Wednesday.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent
AA Erie SeaWolves - 63-73, 5th in Southern division
After a day off - the SeaWolves are still in the pound with an 8-1 loss to Bowie. Erie 1B Juan Tejeda drove in the only run in the 4th. Starter Matt Beech (2-2) took the loss after allowing 4 runs after 5 innings on the mound. Relievers Brad Weis, Adam Peterson, Humberto Sanchez and Mike Bumatay were not enough to keep Bowie at bay, with Peterson allowing one run in his inning of relief and Sanchez allowing 3 runs in his 2/3 innings of relief. The teams play again Wednesday night at 7:05.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent
High-A Lakeland Tigers - 36-25, 1st in West division
The L-Tigers beat the Threshers 5-4. Kevin McDowell threw five shutout innings, giving up only two hits and two walks while striking out six. Lakeland scored the first run of the game in the second on Kody Kirkland's sixteenth homer of the year. Kirkland added another RBI in the sixth when he singled home Kelly Hunt. Danilo Sanchez hit a two run homer that scored Kirkland. Jermy Rodriguez came on in relief at the beginning of the sixth. He pitched two innings and was awarded his first hold of the season. Brent Clevlen added another run in the seventh with home run number eighteen. The L-Tigers were up 5-0 to start the eighth. Brian Rogers pitched the inning and gave up a two-run homer. Chris Homer came on to finish things off in the ninth and ran into some trouble of his own. The Threshers got four hits and scored two runs to trim the lead to one. Clearwater had the tying run on third base when Homer got a strike out to end the game. Kirkland finished two for four with two runs and two RBI. Sanchez was one for four with a run and two RBI. The L-Tigers finish up their series with Clearwater tomorrow.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent
A West Mich. Whitecaps - 37-27, 2nd in East division
Toledo isn't the only team that is playoff bound, as the Whitecaps clinched a playoff berth with their win on Tuesday as well. West Michigan kept South Bend to just one run in their victory over the Silverhawks Tuesday. The Whitecaps topped South Bend 3-1 to tie this series at one all. That single run came in the top of the 1st when the leadoff batter got the best of the West Michigan defense by walking, stealing second, advancing on a sacrifice bunt and scoring on a fly ball to center. The Whitecaps also got their scoring done early, putting up one run in the 2nd and two in the 3rd. DH Wilkin Ramirez had hits in both innings that contributed to the scoring effort. Left fielder Jeff Frazier and shortstop Brent Dlugach also got in on the action, adding an RBI each to their stats. Jeff Hahn recorded the win for his six innings on the mound. Relievers Freddy Dolsi, Ed Clelland, and Kevin Whelan (S, 9) held South Bend hitless through the final three innings. The teams meet again Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. br> - Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent
SS-A Oneonta Tigers - 43-23, 1st in Stedler division
Think the Tigers gave up a lot of runs the past few games? Try 20 in one game. Seems insane, but that's exactly how many runs the O-Tigers scored against Tri-City on Tuesday. Sendy Vasquez got the win, improving to 7-0 for the year. Vasquez went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Of course he received plenty of cushion. Joel Roa, Ryan Roberson and Matt Joyce each had home runs for Oneonta; Joyce had a huge night going 6-for-6 with four runs. Justin Justice had a pair of hits and drove in five runs, and Cory Middleton had two hits, two runs and two RBI. They face Tri-City again at 7pm on Wednesday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor