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The Detroit News will provide daily updates on the Toledo Mud Hens, Erie SeaWolves, Lakeland Flying Tigers and West Michigan Whitecaps, among others, as well as relevant news and notes.

Also, be sure to check out The News' Lynn Henning's weekly minor-league reports.

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Sunday, July 15

Triple-A Toledo

Indianapolis — Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered and singled as the Toledo Mud Hens defeated the Indianapolis Indians, 9-2, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Harold Castro homered and singled with two runs for Toledo.

Toledo got on the board first in the fourth inning when Chad Huffman hit a two-run home run.

The Indians tied the game in the sixth inning when Jose Osuna and Kevin Kramer hit sacrifice flies.

Toledo later scored in three additional innings, including a five-run ninth, when the team hit three home runs to help put the game away.

Hunter Cervenka (2-0) got the win with 1.1 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Indianapolis starter Casey Sadler (5-4) took the loss in the International League game.

Double-A Erie

Erie, Pa. — Daz Cameron hit a two-run home run and had two hits, driving in three, and Beau Burrows struck out nine hitters over seven innings as the Erie SeaWolves beat the Altoona Curve, 7-1, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Burrows (7-6) picked up the win after he walked two while allowing one run and three hits.

Erie started the scoring in the first inning when Cameron hit a two-run home run.

The SeaWolves later added four runs in the second and one in the seventh. In the second, Will Maddox hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Sergio Alcantara, while Danny Woodrow hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Kody Eaves in the seventh.

Pedro Vasquez (2-6) went 1.1 innings, allowing four runs and four hits in the Eastern League game. He also struck out one and walked one.

Single-A Lakeland

Lakeland, Fla. — Cole Peterson hit a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Lakeland Flying Tigers defeated the Fort Myers Miracle, 5-4, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Zac Shepherd scored the game-winning run after he reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt.

The Flying Tigers scored one run in the eighth before Fort Myers answered with three in the next half-inning to tie the game at 4.

Reliever Fernando Perez (5-1) got two outs to get the win. Alex Robinson (1-2) allowed one run and got two outs in the Florida State League game.

Dylan Burdeaux doubled and singled twice in the win. Danny Pinero doubled and singled.

Stranding 12 men on base, the Miracle did not take advantage of some good scoring chances in the loss. Taylor Grzelakowski singled three times, driving in a run and also scoring one for the Miracle. Royce Lewis singled four times.

Lakeland improved to 4-2 against Fort Myers this season.

Single-A West Michigan

Comstock Park, Mich. — Jared Poche’ allowed just three hits over six innings, leading the Beloit Snappers over the West Michigan Whitecaps in an 8-1 win on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Poche’ (6-6) allowed one run while striking out eight to pick up the win.

Beloit got on the board first in the third inning when Austin Beck hit an RBI single and then scored on a two-run single by Hunter Hargrove.

The Snappers later added three runs in the fifth and two in the eighth to finish off the blowout.

Wilkel Hernandez (0-3) went 3.2 innings, allowing three runs and five hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out two and walked two.

Single-A Connecticut

Norwich, Conn. — Noah Vaughan hit a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning, leading the Vermont Lake Monsters to a 7-5 win over the Connecticut Tigers on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

The triple by Vaughan, part of a two-run inning, gave the Lake Monsters a 6-5 lead before Vaughan scored on a sacrifice later in the inning.

The Lake Monsters tied the game 5-5 when Payton Squier hit an RBI single, scoring Max Schuemann in the sixth.

Charlie Cerny (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Arvicent Perez (0-1) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game. Brandon Withers pitched two scoreless innings for his second save of the season.

GCL West (Rookie ball)

GCL Tigers West was off on Sunday. Here's Friday's recap:

GAME 1

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.

GAME 2

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)

GCL Tigers East was off on Sunday. Here's Saturday's recap:

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.

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