King Drives in Four in WM Win (7/11 Recaps)

Toledo looked to be evenly matched early in Thursday's game against Columbus but gave up seven unanswered runs late in a loss to the Clippers. Erie was shutout in a loss against Harrisburg while Lakeland lost a close game. West Michigan earned a huge win over Clinton behind a big night from Jason King while Connecticut earned a much-needed win.

July 11th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens
39-57, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 3 5 2
Columbus 10 11 0

Toledo was locked in a 3-3 tie before allowing five runs in the fifth inning of Thursday's game against Columbus as the Mud Hens fell to the Clippers 10-3. Starting pitcher Robbie Weinhardt earned a no decision after allowing two earned runs on three hits over four innings. Matt Hoffman fell to 4-3 after earning the loss in relief. Danny Dorn hit his seventeenth home run and drove in two runs in the loss while Avisail Garcia tallied a solo homer, his third of the year.

AA Erie Seawolves
46-43, 2nd in Western Division

Team R H E
Harrisburg 7 13 0
Erie 0 3 1

Erie couldn't get anything going at the plate in Thursday's series opener against Harrisburg as the Seawolves notched only three hits in a 7-0 shutout to the Senators. Patrick Cooper fell to 2-7 after earning the loss in his start, allowing three earned runs on eight hits over 3 ? innings. The top of the order generated the only hits for Erie, with the first three hitters in the lineup each tallying a single.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
37-49, 6th in North Division

Team R H E
Daytona 2 8 0
Lakeland 1 7 2

Lakeland held Daytona nearly in check offensively but the Flying Tigers couldn't generate much offense of their own, falling to the Cubs 2-1. Starting pitcher Thomas Collier took the no decision after allowing one earned run on three hits over five innings. Alex Burgos fell to 2-4 after earning the loss in relief. Steven Moya drove in the only run for Lakeland on a 1-for-3 night at the plate.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
42-48, 6th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
Clinton 1 5 1
West Michigan 13 16 1

West Michigan matched impressive pitching with a titlewave of hitting in Thursday's matchup against Clinton as the Whitecaps topped the LumberKings 13-1. Montreal Robinson earned a no decision in the start, allowing one earned run on three hits over four innings. Jeff Thompson earned his first win of the season in relief. Jason King proved to be a King-killer at the plate for the ‘Caps, driving in four runs and hitting a triple as part of a 9-run seventh inning.. Lance Durham hit his seventh home run and drove in two runs on the night.

A Short-Season Connecticut
9-15, 4th in Stedler Division

Team R H E
Williamsport 4 10 3
Connecticut 6 8 0

Connecticut staved off a late comeback attempt in Thursday's game against Williamsport as the Tigers gave up two runs in the ninth inning but topped the Crosscutters 6-4. Kevin Ziomek earned a no decision in a short start, shutting out Williamsport on one hit over two innings. Hunter Scantling improved his record to 1-1 after earning the win in relief. Ben Verlander had a big night at the plate out of the designated hitter spot, going 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs driven in.

R DSL Tigers
21-11, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris

Team R H E
Tigers 3 9 0
Blue Jays 6 6 0

The DSL Tigers fell behind in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Blue Jays and could not recover, getting doubled up by the Blue Jays 6-3. Starting pitcher Gregory Soto took a no decision in a short outing, allowing two earned runs on two hits in one inning of work. Harold Rosario fell to 1-3 on the year after taking the loss. Sandy Acevedo brought power to the lineup for the Tigers, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the loss.

R GCL Tigers
10-3, 1st in Gulf Coast League

Team R H E
Astros 5 6 2
Tigers 7 9 0

The GCL Tigers nearly blew a six-run lead in Thursday's game against the Astros but held on, topping the Astros 7-5. Emanuel Chavez earned his first win of the season in the start, allowing four runs on five hits over 5 ? innings. Ricardo Ciriaco earned his seventh save of the season in the win. Steven Fuentes had a big night at the plate for the Tigers, driving in two runs and scoring two runs on a 3-for-4 night.

R VSL Tigers
23-24, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League

Team R H E
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The VSL Tigers did not play.

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