Beloit 1 at Great Lakes 2
W: M. Ramirez (1-0, 0.00); L: M. Tarsi (0-6, 6.75)
Mike Tarsi dueled Great Lakes' Justin Miller, with both teams staying off the board for seven innings. Joe Benson singled in the top of the 8th and moved to 2nd on Ben Revere's ground out. Garrett Olson singled to get Benz to 3rd, and Chris Parmelee's sac fly brought him over the plate for the first run of the contest.
The Loons wasted no time in retaliation however, with Jaime Ortiz hitting a double out to right field. With one out on the baord, Pedro Baez doubled, trading places with Ortiz. Scott Van Skye found his own double one out later to give Great Lakes a pair of runs.
Tarsi would go the distance allowing both runs on five hits and 1 walks while striking out 6, but would still take the loss despite a delightful performance.
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New Hampshire 6 at New Britain 12
W: K. Aselton (2-0, 1.13); L: S. Richmond (2-3, 6.68)
HR: NHM: J. Butler (3), R. Klosterman (2). NBR: D. Winfree (5).
Toronto's High-A farm team loves to put a hurt on Fort Myers when they come into town. This time, in New Britain, it was the Jays AA farm that found hurt, as the Rock Cats pounded out 12 runs on 11 hits.
A 7-run fourth inning that finished out with a grand slam by David Winfree to center put the Fisher Cats in a seven run hole that they couldn't get out of.
Steve Tolleson was 3-for-3 a walk, 3 doubles, 3 runs, and 2 RBIs; Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 runs. Dustin Martin was 2-for-5 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs.
Luke Hughes was only 1-for-5 with 1 run and 1 RBI, but extended his hit streak to 11 games.
Anthony Swarzak had a tough start, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits and one walk while striking out 3 over 4 innings. Kyle Aselton would earn the win in relief, allowing only one hit and one walks while striking out 4 over 3.
The win gives the Cats a 14-12 record, good for 3rd in the Northern Division between Portland (Bostong) and Trenton (Yankees).
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Rochester 6 at Toledo 4
W: G. Perkins (2-1, 2.97); L: D. Willis (0-1, 3.86); SV: T. Lahey (3)
HR: ROC: D. McDonald (3). TOL: M. Hessman (10).
The Rochester Red Wings used a 3-run fifth inning to top of the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-4. Rochester put two on the board in the 3rd when Tommy Watkins and Denard Span both singled, split by a pop out to Chris Basak. Jason Pridie flew out before Darnell McDonald doubled to bring in the pair.
There would be 2-outs and a pitching change in the top of the 5th before Denard Span walked, then stole second base. A wild pitch saw him to 3rd. With Jason Pridie also drawing a walk, McDonald then homered over the left field wall to drive in the pair.
McDonald would go 3-for-4 with 1 run and 5 RBIs. Watkins and Span were both 2-for-4, Watkins with a run and Span with 2. It was Watkins first game back after being activated from the DL.
Glen Perkins picked up the win, his second of the season, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and four walks while striking out four. Tim Lahey picked up his 3rd save of the season, since returning from the Philadelphia organization.
Dontrelle Willis worked 4-2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4. Detroit's Jeremy Johnson suffered the loss.
Detroit 1 at Minnesota 11
WP: L. Hernandez (4-1, 4.43), LP: A. Galarraga (2-1, 1.88)
HR: DETt: M. Ordonez (6), MIN: B. Harris (2)
In the majors, Minnesota topped Detroit 11-1. Two former Miracle, Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel were both 3-for-5 in the contest, Morneau with 2 runs and 2 RBIs, Kubel with 1 RBI. Catcher Joe Mauer, another former Miracle, was 2-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs.
Livan Hernandez picked up the win, allowing only 1 run (earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 for a nice, quality start.
Detroit's big bats were largely quiet, with Magglio Ordonez providing much of the Tiger's offense.