Daily recap of Tigers' minor leagues (Updated: June 18)


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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.

Muddy the Mud Hen mugs for the camera at a Toledo game earlier this season.
Muddy the Mud Hen mugs for the camera at a Toledo game earlier this season.
David Guralnick, Detroit News

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

This week: 

Power pitcher Matt Manning growing up fast, but Tigers keeping kid gloves on

Tigers top pitching prospect Franklin Perez getting close to returning

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Monday, June 18

Triple-A Toledo

Toledo had the day off Monday. Here's Sunday's recap:

Toledo, Ohio — Gabriel Guerrero homered, doubled and singled, driving home three runs and scoring a couple as the Louisville Bats defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 8-3, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Chadwick Tromp doubled and singled twice with a run and an RBI for Louisville.

Louisville batted around in the second inning, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring six runs, including a solo home run by Guerrero.

The Bats later tacked on a run in both the third and fourth innings. In the third, Steve Selsky hit a solo home run, while D.J. Peterson hit an RBI single in the fourth.

Louisville southpaw Cody Reed (1-5) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on eight hits over seven innings.

Opposing starter Francisco Liriano (0-1) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed eight runs and 11 hits over four innings.

In the losing effort, Toledo got contributions throughout its order, as five players had at least two hits. Harold Castro doubled twice and singled.

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Double-A Erie

Erie was rained out Monday. Here's Sunday's recap:

Trenton, N.J. —  Kyle Funkhouser and three other pitchers combined for a shutout as the Erie SeaWolves beat the Trenton Thunder, 4-0, on Sunday (BOX SCORE). The SeaWolves swept the three-game series with the win.

Funkhouser (3-3) went five scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out six and walking two to pick up the win. Michael King (1-1) went seven innings, allowing four runs and eight hits while striking out five in the Eastern League game.

In the sixth inning, Erie took a 3-0 lead after Chad Sedio hit an RBI double and then scored on a two-run double by A.J. Simcox. The SeaWolves scored again in the seventh inning when Will Maddox hit an RBI single, bringing home Jacob Robson.

Maddox singled three times in the win.

The Thunder were held off the scoreboard for the sixth time this season, while the SeaWolves’ staff recorded their eighth shutout of the year.

Single-A Lakeland

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Jermaine Palacios scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice in the 11th inning, as the Charlotte Stone Crabs beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 5-4, on Monday (BOX SCORE).

Palacios scored the game-winning run after he started the inning on second and advanced to third on a groundout.

After Lakeland’s Danny Pinero hit an RBI double in the top of the 10th, Charlotte tied the game at 4 in the bottom of the inning when Jesus Sanchez drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Zacrey Law.

Charlotte starter Brock Burke went six innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He also struck out six and walked one. Ivan Pelaez (2-0) got the win in relief while Evan Hill (0-2) took the loss in the Florida State League game.

For the Flying Tigers, Pinero doubled twice and singled, driving in a run and also scoring one. Anthony Pereira homered and singled.

Single-A West Michigan

West Michigan had the day off Monday. Here's Sunday's recap:

Comstock Park, Mich. — Jose Azocar had four hits and two RBI, and Matt Manning allowed just three hits over seven innings as the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Dayton Dragons, 8-0, on Sunday (BOX SCORE). The Whitecaps swept the three-game series with the win.

Manning (2-3) picked up the win after he struck out six and walked one.

In the bottom of the third, West Michigan took the lead on an RBI single by Colby Bortles and a two-run double by Joey Morgan. The Whitecaps then added three runs in the fourth and two in the seventh. In the fourth, Bortles drove in two runs and Reynaldo Rivera drove in one, while Azocar hit a two-run single in the seventh.

Packy Naughton (3-7) went 3.1 innings, allowing six runs and 11 hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out four and walked one.

The Dragons were blanked for the fourth time this season, while the Whitecaps’ staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.

With the win, West Michigan improved to 4-2 against Dayton this season.

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Single-A Connecticut

Connecticut was rained out Monday. Here's Sunday's recap:

Norwich, Conn. — Jarren Duran tripled twice and doubled, scoring three runs and driving home a couple as the Lowell Spinners defeated the Connecticut Tigers, 6-3, on Sunday (BOX SCORE).

Garrett Benge singled three times with two RBIs for Lowell.

Connecticut started the scoring in the second inning when Moises Nunez hit a two-run double and then scored on a forceout.

Lowell answered in the next half-inning, scoring three runs to cut into the Connecticut lead. Duran drove in two runs and Cole Brannen drove in one en route to the tie.

The Spinners took the lead for good in the fifth when Benge hit an RBI single, driving in Duran.

Victor Garcia (1-0) got the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief while Connecticut starter Gio Arriera (0-1) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.

Tanner Raiburn retired the side in order for his first save of the season.

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