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Welcome to your one-stop-shopping center for all the latest results from the Tigers' minor leagues.

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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Saturday, Aug. 18

Triple-A Toledo

Toledo, Ohio — Kennys Vargas homered and had two hits, and Chase De Jong allowed just five hits over seven innings as the Rochester Red Wings topped the Toledo Mud Hens, 3-2, on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

D.J. Baxendale got Daz Cameron to fly out with a runner on second to end the game for his first save of the season.

De Jong (1-2) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked one while allowing one run.

Toledo tied the game at 2 in the fifth after Cameron hit an RBI double, bringing home Pete Kozma.

The Red Wings took the lead in the seventh inning when Nick Gordon hit an RBI single, bringing home Byron Buxton.

Josh Smoker (3-2) went one inning, allowing one run and two hits while striking out one in the International League game.

Rochester improved to 4-2 against Toledo this season.

Double-A Erie

Erie, Pa. — John Schreiber got pinch hitter Erick Salcedo to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Erie SeaWolves to a 3-2 win over the Bowie Baysox on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Erie starter Beau Burrows (10-8) went seven innings, allowing one run and six hits while striking out six to pick up the win. Bruce Zimmermann (1-1) went five innings, allowing two runs and three hits in the Eastern League game. He also struck out two and walked three.

Erie grabbed a 2-1 lead in the fifth after Troy Montgomery scored on an error.

After Erie added a run in the eighth on a home run by Willi Castro, the Baysox cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Anderson Feliz hit an RBI single, scoring Aderlin Rodriguez.

Castro homered and singled, also stealing a base in the win.

Feliz doubled twice and singled twice, driving in two runs for the Baysox.

Single-A Lakeland

Lakeland, Fla. — Jose Azocar had three hits and scored three runs as the Lakeland Flying Tigers topped the Florida Fire Frogs, 11-2, on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Lakeland started the scoring in the second inning when Azocar and Austin Athmann hit RBI singles.

Lakeland later scored in four additional innings, including a four-run fifth, when Athmann scored on a ground out to help put the game out of reach.

Anthony Castro (8-3) got the win in relief while Florida starter Huascar Ynoa (1-3) took the loss in the Florida State League game.

Garrison Schwartz homered and singled for the Fire Frogs.

Lakeland improved to 6-3 against Florida this season.

Single-A West Michigan

Eastlake, Ohio — Will Benson singled three times, and Gregori Vasquez allowed just two hits over 5.2 innings as the Lake County Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 4-2, on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Luis Jimenez struck Reynaldo Rivera out with a runner on second to end the game for his first save of the season.

Vasquez (6-6) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked three while allowing two runs.

Trailing 2-0 in the third, West Michigan cut into the lead when Anthony Pereira scored on a ground out.

Lake County answered in the bottom of the inning when Elvis Perez hit a two-run triple.

The Whitecaps saw their comeback attempt come up short after Pereira hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Dylan Rosa in the seventh inning to cut the Lake County lead to 4-2.

Carson Lance (0-2) went 4.2 innings, allowing four runs and six hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out two and walked two.

Single-A Connecticut

Saturday's Connecticut-Aberdeen game was postponed due to rain. Here's Friday's recap:

Norwich, Conn. — Anthony Santander doubled three times, driving home three runs and scoring a couple as the Aberdeen IronBirds beat the Connecticut Tigers, 12-2, on Friday (BOX SCORE).

Cody Roberts doubled and singled with an RBI and a run for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen had a big five-run fourth inning in the blowout victory. The IronBirds sent 10 men to the plate as Santander and J.C. Escarra hit two-run doubles en route to the eight-run lead.

Hector Guance (5-5) got the win in relief while Connecticut starter Stevie Ledesma (0-1) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.

GCL West (Rookie ball)

Clearwater, Fla. — Luis Garcia scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, leading the GCL Phillies West to a 5-3 win over the GCL Tigers West on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Blake Bennett got Jose Salas to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his sixth save of the season.

The play came in the midst of a three-run inning and gave the GCL Phillies West a 4-3 lead. Later in the inning, Christian Valerio drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Alec Bohm.

Yerwin Trejo singled three times, scoring two runs for GCL Phillies West.

Leonel Aponte (3-2) got the win with 2.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Jake Baker (1-1) took the loss in the Gulf Coast League game.

Hector Martinez doubled and singled twice, also stealing a base for the GCL Tigers West.

Despite the loss, GCL Tigers West is 4-2 against GCL Phillies West this season.

GCL East (Rookie ball)

Lakeland, Fla. — Alexander Santana doubled and singled twice, scoring three runs as the GCL Yankees East defeated the GCL Tigers East, 7-1, on Saturday (BOX SCORE).

Borinquen Mendez doubled twice, also stealing two bases for GCL Yankees East.

GCL Tigers East tied the game at 1 in the second after Kingston Liniak drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Ulrich Bojarski.

After GCL Yankees East added a run in the third on a single by Chace Numata, the GCL Yankees East extended their lead in the sixth inning when Raymundo Moreno and Mendez hit RBI doubles.

The GCL Yankees East later added two runs in the seventh and one in the ninth. In the seventh, Asdrubal Alvarez and Christian Andrade hit RBI singles, while Saul Torres scored on a double play in the ninth.

Josh Maciejewski (2-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while GCL Tigers East starter Edgar Escalona (1-3) took the loss in the Gulf Coast League game.

The five extra-base hits for GCL Yankees East included a season-high five doubles.

Despite the loss, GCL Tigers East is 4-2 against GCL Yankees East this season.

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