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Saturday, July 14
Indianapolis — Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the seventh inning, leading the Indianapolis Indians to a 5-4 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Dovydas Neverauskas struck Jacob Robson out with runners on first and second to end the game for his third save of the season.
The single by Rodriguez scored Jason Martin and Kevin Newman and was the game’s last scoring play.
Damien Magnifico (3-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Victor Alcantara (4-2) took the loss in the International League game.
Robson doubled twice and singled twice, driving in two runs for the Mud Hens.
With the win, Indianapolis improved to 11-5 against Toledo this season.
Erie, Pa. — Will Craig hit a run-scoring double in the first inning, leading the Altoona Curve to a 4-2 win over the Erie SeaWolves on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Matt Eckelman allowed a run, but got Josh Lester to ground out with runners on first and third to end the game for his third save of the season.
The double by Craig started the scoring in a three-run inning and gave the Curve a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Jordan George and Logan Hill hit RBI singles.
After the teams traded runs, the SeaWolves cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Will Maddox hit an RBI single, driving in Cam Gibson.
Tate Scioneaux (2-1) got the win in relief while Erie starter Kyle Dowdy (2-3) took the loss in the Eastern League game.
Lakeland, Fla. — Dylan Burdeaux hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Lakeland Flying Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Fort Myers Miracle on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Drew Carlton struck Aaron Whitefield out with runners on first and second to end the game for his seventh save of the season.
Derek Hill scored on Burdeaux’s single to give the Flying Tigers a 2-1 lead after he reached base on a walk and stole second.
The Flying Tigers tacked on another run in the sixth when Clark Brinkman hit an RBI triple, driving in Jose Azocar.
Azocar singled three times for Lakeland.
Lakeland right-hander Spenser Watkins (6-3) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on just three hits over six innings. Opposing starter Brusdar Graterol (0-2) took the tough loss in the Florida State League game after allowing two runs and eight hits over five innings.
Single-A West Michigan
Comstock Park, Mich. — Jaimito Lebron got Brady Policelli to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Beloit Snappers to a 4-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Beloit starter Mitchell Jordan went 6.1 innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He also struck out three and walked one. Josh Reagan (3-3) got the win in relief while Clate Schmidt (6-2) took the loss in the Midwest League game.
Trailing 3-2 in the eighth, West Michigan tied it up when Brock Deatherage hit an RBI single, bringing home Kody Clemens.
Beloit answered in the next half-inning when Austin Beck hit an RBI double, driving in Nick Allen.
For the Whitecaps, Clemens doubled and singled. Policelli homered and singled, driving home two runs.
Norwich, Conn. — Isrrael De La Cruz hit a sacrifice fly and drove in Darwin Alvarado with the winning run in the 12th inning, as the Connecticut Tigers defeated the Vermont Lake Monsters, 5-4, on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Alvarado scored the game-winning run after he started the inning on second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.
After Vermont’s Jeremy Eierman scored on an error in the top of the 10th, Connecticut tied the game at 4 in the bottom of the inning when Yomar Valentin scored on a ground out.
Reliever Drew Crosby (3-0) picked up the win after he struck out two and walked one over two scoreless innings. Chris Kohler (1-1) allowed one run and got two outs in the New York-Penn League game.
GCL West (Rookie ball)
GCL Tigers West was off on Saturday. Here's Friday's recap:
Lakeland, Fla. — Vinny Esposito had four hits, while Wenceel Perez and John Valente recorded three apiece as the GCL Tigers West beat the GCL Yankees West, 13-0, in the first game of a doubleheader on Friday (BOX SCORE).
Esposito doubled and singled three times, driving home three runs. Perez doubled and singled twice, driving in a run and also scoring one.
Up 1-0 in the second, GCL Tigers West added to its lead when Perez hit an RBI double, bringing home Julio Martinez.
GCL Tigers West later scored in three additional innings to finish off the shutout, including an eight-run third.
Chavez Fernander (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while GCL Yankees West starter Leonardo Pestana (1-1) took the loss in the Gulf Coast League game.
The GCL Yankees West were held scoreless for the second time this season, while the GCL Tigers West’s staff recorded their third shutout of the year.
Lakeland, Fla. — Xavier Javier and Daniel Gonzalez combined for a shutout as the GCL Tigers West beat the GCL Yankees West, 5-0, to sweep the short two-game series Friday (BOX SCORE).
Javier (2-0) went six scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out one and walking four to get the win. Deivi Diaz (0-1) went four innings, allowing four runs and eight hits in the Gulf Coast League game. He also struck out one and walked two.
In the bottom of the first, GCL Tigers West grabbed the lead on a sacrifice fly by John Valente that scored Wenceel Perez. The GCL Tigers West then added two runs in both the second and fifth innings. In the second, Zach Malis and Perez hit RBI singles, while Vinny Esposito hit a two-run home run in the fifth.
Esposito homered and singled, driving home two runs in the win.
The GCL Yankees West were blanked for the third time this season, while the GCL Tigers West’s staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.
With the win, GCL Tigers West improved to 3-0 against GCL Yankees West this season.
GCL East (Rookie ball)
Clearwater, Fla. — Ethan Evanko got Matthew Jarecki to fly out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the GCL Phillies West to a 10-8 win over the GCL Tigers East on Saturday (BOX SCORE).
Up 1-0 in the fourth, GCL Tigers East extended its lead when Luis Laurencio scored on an error and Gustavo Figueroa hit a two-run single.
GCL Phillies West answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring four runs to cut into the GCL Tigers East lead. Luis Garcia hit an RBI single, bringing home Jesus Azuaje en route to the tie.
The GCL Phillies West took the lead for good in the sixth when Corbin Williams hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Logan O’Hoppe.
GCL Tigers East saw its comeback attempt come up short after Laurencio hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to help cut the GCL Phillies West lead to 10-8.
Leonel Aponte (1-1) went three scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out two to get the win. Hector Rodriguez (0-1) went 1.1 innings, allowing four runs and three hits in the Gulf Coast League game. He also struck out two and walked one.
O’Hoppe singled four times, scoring two runs in the win. Garcia doubled and singled twice, driving in two runs.