Vasquez Two Hits Indianapolis (8/21 Recaps)

On a night where the Tiger pitching staff combined to one hit the big league Indians, Virgil Vasquez attempted to one up them, pitching a two-hit shutout against the Indianapolis Indians. Toledo is now just one of four minor league farm teams to have sole possession of first place in their division.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEOD 4, INDI'POLIS 0
74-55, 1st in West division
Toledo shutdown Indianapolis Tuesday night and Virgil Vasquez shut out the Indians after striking out seven over nine scoreless innings. Andres Torres had a triple and a run and Chris Shelton had a grand slam for the Mud Hens who hold an eight game lead over the Indians for the IL West Division crown. Timo Perez had a double and two RBI for the 'Hens who will face Indianapolis Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – GM1: ERIE 6, AKRON 5

72-53, 1st in Southern division
The SeaWolves came from behind in game one to win 6-5 but lost game two 3-1 against the Akron Aeros. In game one Mike Hollimon hit a solo home run to tie the game and Matt Joyce hit a single that scored Michael Hernandez for the victory. Starting pitcher Eddie Bonine pitched a complete game going seven innings and allowing eight hits and five earned runs. The 'Wolves had 12 hits in the game including two from Jeff Larish and Wilkin Ramirez. Matt Joyce had the game winning RBI and was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Michael Hernandez also had two hits and was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

In game two the 'Wolves never got going offensively managing only four hits in the game. The 'Wolves only run came on a solo home run from Steve Torrealba. Corey Hamman suffered the loss in a spot start lasting 2 2/3 innings and allowed three hits and two earned runs. Anthony Tomey pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief allowing two hits and striking out two. The 'Wolves will be back in action Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Akron Aeros. LHP Jon Connolly will start for Erie against LHP Eric Dubose of the Aeros.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – SARASOTA 7, LAKELAND 1
21-36, 6th in West division
For the second consecutive night, the Flying Tigers fell to the Sarasota Reds, with the score being 7-1 this time. Starting pitcher Kyle Sleeth pitched five innings and surrendered six runs. The former first round pick is now 0-7 on the year with Lakeland. On the offensive side, the Flying Tigers registered only three hits, coming from the bats of Ovandy Suero, Ryan Roberson, and Max Leon. The two teams will return to Lakeland Wednesday night to finish their series at 7:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 6, GREAT LAKES 1
37-19, 1st in Eastern division

Two runs in the first, seventh and eighth and another solid start from Charles Furbush (4-0, 1.30 ERA) gave West Michigan a 6-1 victory over Great Lakes Tuesday. Jeramy Laster hit a two-run single in the first, Jordan Newton a two-run triple in the seventh and Brennan Boesch and James Skelton each hit RBI doubles in the eighth. Furbush gave up only one earned run over seven innings, striking out seven. Luis Marte was perfect in two innings of relief. The series continues Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – GM1: VERMONT 7, ONEONTA 3

35-24, 1st in Stedler division

Oneonta split a doubleheader with the Vermont Lake Monsters Tuesday night, dropping the opener 7-3, while coming back to win the nightcap by the score of 4-1. In the first game Vermont got on the board twice in the first thanks to an RBI triple by Daniel Lyons and an RBI single by Michael Burgess. The Lake Monsters added two more runs in the third off relief pitcher Luis Gil (0-0, 6.43) who replaced Jose Fragoso (2-3, 3.15). The Tiger offense finally got rolling in the bottom half of the fourth scoring two, but the comeback was put to an end as Vermont came back to score three in the top of the sixth. Carlson led the Oneonta bats with two hits, while Kyle Peter, Justin Henry and Cory Middleton accounted for the rest of the Tiger hits. Fragoso took the loss, giving up two runs in two innings.

In the nightcap the Tigers began the scoring in the third inning, as Jorge Patino led off the inning with a single, and Kyle Peter reached base on a throwing error on a sacrifice attempt. With runners on first and second, Justin Henry grounded to second to set up a double play, but the throw to first was wild and allowed Patino to come around to score. The Tigers put up three runs in bottom of the fifth, as Casper Wells followed a Henry walk with an RBI triple. Carlson doubled home Wells, and later came around to score on a single by Middleton to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. The Lake Monsters managed a run in the sixth, but that all they could manage as Guillermo Moscoso (7-2, 2.37) went the distance giving up six hits while striking out six. Henry and Patino each had three hits for the Tigers, who move to 35-24 on the season. The Tigers travel to Brooklyn to begin a three game series with the Cyclones. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

25-29, 5th in North division

The GCL Tigers were slated to take on the Indians at noon on Tuesday, but no game report was available. The Tigers and Indians go head to head on Wednesday at noon.

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