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Six-run innings cause win and loss for Lynchburg and Lake County

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Cleveland Indians minor league recap for April 27, 2018.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Winston-Salem Dash 3

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 11-8

After two consecutive pitcher of the week honors for the Carolina League, Justin Garza finally gave up his first runs yesterday, allowing three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings while striking out four and walking one.

Thankfully, the bullpen was able to pick Garza up as Ben Krauth tossed three scoreless, hitless innings of relief with six strikeouts and Kieren Lovegrove threw 1.2 perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Lynchburg’s offense erupted for six runs in the third inning with the big hit being a bases-clearing three-run triple by Luke Wakamatsu.

Jodd Carter and Mitch Longo both had multi-hit games for the Hillcats, with Carter blasting his second home run of the season in the sixth inning.

Lake County Captains 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 8

Box Score · Captains fall to 10-9

Lake County starter Grant Hockin was cruising through the first three innings before getting pounded and leaving the game in a six-run fourth inning.

Hockin’s final line was 3.2 innings pitched, 5 earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four.

Reliever Felix Tati came in with two outs and the bases loaded and allowed all three inherited runners to score.

The Captains couldn’t get much going offensively against top Tigers pitching prospect Matt Manning, but both Nolan Jones and Will Benson were patient at the plate, going 1-3 with two walks each. Manning walked five batters in the game, two more than his previous career high.

Tyler Friis connected on his first home run of the season in the fifth inning.