Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Toledo finishes road trip with a win

Toledo Mud Hens infielder Renato Nunez bats against the Nashville Sounds Tuesday May 4, in Toledo, OH.Toledo Mud Hens
Toledo Mud Hens infielder Renato Nunez bats against the Nashville Sounds Tuesday May 4, in Toledo, OH.Toledo Mud Hens /

The Detroit Tigers minor league system on Sunday saw the Mud Hens bullpen step up and provide a clutch performance against Memphis, Andre Lipcius have a strong day for Erie and Riley Greene with another multi-hit game.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report for Sunday, June 6.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (14-15)

Toledo got another strong performance from their bullpen as five relievers combined for seven scoreless innings of relief in the 4 to 1 victory over Memphis. Beau Burrows made his first start of the season, allowing a solo shot off of Ali Sanchez in the 2nd.

Juan Centeno, a journeyman catcher who won a World Series with the Houston Astros, had his second straight multi-hit game for Toledo, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.  Daz Cameron continues to make his case for a call-up, going 2-for-3 with a double. Alex Lange, Miguel Del Pozo, Wladimir Pinto, Angel De Jesus, who got the win in relief, and Drew Carlton, who picked up his second save of the season, were the five relievers who shut down Memphis.

The Mud Hens go back to full capacity on Tuesday when they host the Louisville Bats.

Double-A Erie SeaWolves: (19-10)

Riley Greene collected another multihit game, going 2-for-4, and Andre Lipcius had his first double and home run of his Double-A career, driving in three runs as the SeaWolves shut out Akron 6-0.

Greene’s walk in the first then Drew Ward, who reached after he was hit by a pitch, set the scene for Lipcius, who would send them both home on a double.

Ryan Kreidler and Josh Lester both added RBI doubles on the day and SeaWolves pitching allowed just four hits on the day. Erie comes home to take on Somerset, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, starting on Tuesday.

High-A West Michigan Whitecaps: (16-13)

West Michigan lost to Great Lakes 8 to 4. Spencer Torkelson went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, Dillon Dingler, who was the DH,  went 1-for-3, and Jose King added his second home run of the season in the ninth. The Whitecaps come home and they go to full capacity starting on Tuesday against Lansing.

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (13-16)

Jimmy Kerr provided two of the four Flying Tigers hits as they lost to Tampa 8 to 1. Gage Workman and Dustin Garneau, on a rehab assignment, provided the other hits.  Lakeland comes home on Tuesday to host Dunedin.

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