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Friday, July 20
Toledo, Ohio — Jake Thompson got Grayson Greiner to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, leading the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to a 6-5 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday (BOX SCORE).
Lehigh Valley starter Ranger Suarez went six scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out three and walking one. Pedro Beato (6-2) got the win with 1.2 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Hunter Cervenka (2-1) took the loss in the International League game.
Toledo took a 3-1 lead in the eighth after Christin Stewart hit an RBI double and then scored on a two-run single by Dawel Lugo.
Lehigh Valley answered in the next half-inning, scoring two runs to cut into the Toledo lead. Danny Espinosa and Dean Anna both drove in runs en route to the tie.
The IronPigs took the lead for good in the 10th when Joey Meneses hit an RBI single, bringing home Collin Cowgill.
Toledo saw its comeback attempt come up short after Chad Huffman and Lugo hit RBI singles in the 10th inning to cut the Lehigh Valley lead to 6-5.
Meneses doubled and singled twice, driving in two runs in the win.
Bowie, Md. — Kody Eaves hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Erie SeaWolves to a 5-3 win over the Bowie Baysox on Friday (BOX SCORE).
John Schreiber got Erick Salcedo to hit into a double play with a runner on first to end the game for his 13th save of the season.
The double by Eaves, part of a three-run inning, gave the SeaWolves a 3-2 lead before Danny Woodrow hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning.
The SeaWolves tacked on another run in the eighth when Jake Rogers hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Daz Cameron.
Bowie saw its comeback attempt come up short after Aderlin Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Corban Joseph in the eighth inning to cut the Erie lead to 5-3.
Isaac Paredes reached base four times for Erie.
Starter Kyle Dowdy (3-3) got the win while Zach Pop (0-1) took the loss in relief in the Eastern League game.
Fort Myers, Fla. — Royce Lewis hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, leading the Fort Myers Miracle to an 11-6 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday (BOX SCORE).
The home run by Lewis gave the Miracle a 7-4 lead and capped a seven-run inning for Fort Myers. Earlier in the inning, Fort Myers tied the game when Aaron Whitefield hit a sacrifice fly.
Fort Myers starter Brusdar Graterol (1-2) picked up the win despite allowing four runs over six innings. Opposing starter Franklin Perez (0-1) took the loss in the Florida State League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and four hits over 3.2 innings.
For the Flying Tigers, Danny Pinero doubled twice, scoring two runs.
Single-A West Michigan
Friday's West Michigan-Kane County game was canceled due to rain. Here's Thursday's recap:
Geneva, Ill. — Eudy Ramos hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, leading the Kane County Cougars to an 8-5 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Thursday (BOX SCORE).
The home run by Ramos gave the Cougars a 7-4 lead and capped a five-run inning for Kane County. Earlier in the inning, Kane County tied the game when Tim Susnara hit an RBI double.
The Cougars tacked on another run in the eighth when Luis Silverio hit an RBI single, scoring Luis Lara.
West Michigan missed a couple of additional scoring opportunities, leaving the bases loaded in the fifth and seventh innings.
Jancarlos Cintron homered and singled, driving in two runs for Kane County.
Lane Ratliff (1-1) got the win in relief while West Michigan starter Jesus Rodriguez (5-5) took the loss in the Midwest League game. Breckin Williams retired the side in order for his third save of the season.
The Whitecaps failed to capitalize on some good scoring chances, leaving 13 runners on base in the loss.
Aberdeen, Md. — Sam McMillan scored on an error in the ninth inning, leading the Connecticut Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds on Friday (BOX SCORE).
Yaya Chentouf got Robbie Thorburn to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his sixth save of the season.
McMillan scored on the play in the ninth after he reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
In the top of the second, Connecticut grabbed the lead on a double-play groundout by Clark Brinkman that scored Gresuan Silverio. Aberdeen answered in the third inning when Alexis Torres hit an RBI triple, bringing home Irving Ortega.
Ethan DeCaster (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Diogenes Almengo (0-2) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.
For the IronBirds, Cody Roberts singled three times.
GCL West (Rookie ball)
Friday's GCL Tigers West-GCL Phillies West game was postponed due to rain. Here's Thursday's recap:
Lakeland, Fla. — Eliezer Alfonzo hit a two-run single in the sixth inning, leading the GCL Tigers West to a 6-3 win over the GCL Tigers East in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday (BOX SCORE).
The single by Alfonzo came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the GCL Tigers West a 5-3 lead. Later in the inning, Vinny Esposito scored on a forceout.
The GCL Tigers East took a 3-1 lead when Moises Bello hit an RBI single, driving in Luis Laurencio in the sixth.
Angel Reyes (2-0) got the win in relief while Robbie Welhaf (0-1) took the loss in the Gulf Coast League game. Michael Gizzi retired the side in order for his first save of the season.
For the GCL Tigers East, Matthew Jarecki homered and singled, driving in two runs.
Lakeland, Fla. — Jorge Ynirio hit a walk-off single with one out in the seventh inning, as the GCL Tigers East defeated the GCL Tigers West, 1-0, in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday (BOX SCORE).
Moises Bello scored the game-winning run after he was hit with a pitch, advanced to second on a walk by Teddy Hoffman and then stole third.
Reliever Kacey Murphy (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out three over two scoreless innings. Bairon De La Rosa (1-2) went 1.1 innings, allowing one run and three hits in the Gulf Coast League game. He also struck out one and walked one.
The GCL Tigers West were held scoreless for the second time this season, while the GCL Tigers East’s staff recorded their third shutout of the year.
GCL East (Rookie ball)
Friday's GCL Tigers East-GCL Yankees East game was suspended in the fourth inning due to rain. Thursday's recap is above.