Nuts close first half with 2-1 triumph

Will McAffer was one of five Lugnuts pitchers who held the high-scoring Hot Rods to three hits and one run. (Miguel Arcaute / Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 16, 2019 5:21 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - Jake Brodt's two-out infield single brought in Griffin Conine from third in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Lansing Lugnuts (32-37) edged the Bowling Green Hot Rods (39-31), 2-1, in the first-half regular season finale on a Father's Day afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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Liberatore quiets Lugnuts, 7-1

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 15, 2019 10:29 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - Matthew Liberatore, the 16th overall pick in the 2018 draft, struck out nine batters in seven shutout innings, and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (39-30) stopped the Lansing Lugnuts (31-37), 7-1, in front of a Saturday night crowd of 7,711 at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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Blue Jays 7th-rounder Talley joins Lugnuts

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 15, 2019 3:26 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - In conjunction with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Lansing Lugnuts have received infielder LJ Talley, drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays this year in the seventh round out of the University of Georgia. In a corresponding move, pitcher Naswell Paulino was transferred to Extended Spring.

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Lugnuts play spoiler, rally past Hot Rods

(Miguel Arcaute / Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 14, 2019 10:24 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - D.J. Neal lined a game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run on a Gabriel Moreno sacrifice fly, and the Lansing Lugnuts (31-36) dealt a major blow to the playoff hopes of the Bowling Green Hot Rods (38-30) with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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Lugnuts Player Spotlight: D.J. Neal

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By Hayden Godfrey | June 14, 2019 1:24 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. via TORONTO, Ont. - Lansing Lugnuts outfielder D.J. Neal is thrilled that he has a good group of guys with which he can spend his first full season of minor-league baseball.

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Road trip ends in 5-1 defeat

The road trip is over, and motorcoach operator Mark Leeper and dietitan Allison Tropf are ready to return home. (Jesse Goldberg-Strassler / Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 13, 2019 11:09 PM ET

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Cole Roederer broke a 1-1 sixth-inning tie with an RBI triple and the South Bend Cubs (35-31) beat the Lansing Lugnuts (30-36), 5-1, on Thursday night at Four Winds Field.

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Lugs split doubleheader in South Bend

(Miguel Arcaute / Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 12, 2019 11:44 PM ET

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Rafael Lantigua lined a tie-breaking extra-inning two-run triple, and the Lansing Lugnuts (30-35) split a doubleheader with the South Bend Cubs (34-31), winning Game 1, 6-4, in eight innings, before dropping Game 2, 6-2, on Wednesday night at Four Winds Field.

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Oh thank heaven: Lugnuts triumph, 11-7

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By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 11, 2019 11:42 PM ET

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Griffin Conine turned in his latest dominant offensive performance with a two-HR, five-RBI night, Joey Pulido posted four scoreless innings of relief, and the Lansing Lugnuts (29-34) scored nine unanswered runs to seize the opening game of a four-game series at Four Winds Field, 11-7, over the South Bend Cubs (33-30) on Tuesday night.

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Danner goes deep again in 10-4 Lugnuts loss

(Miguel Arcaute / Lansing Lugnuts)

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 10, 2019 11:34 PM ET

EASTLAKE, OH - Midwest League Player of the Week Hagen Danner homered and delivered an RBI single, but the Lansing Lugnuts (28-34) lost to the Lake County Captains (37-26), 10-4, on Monday night at Classic Park.

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Hagen Danner named MWL Player of the Week

By Jesse Goldberg-Strassler | June 10, 2019 3:29 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. - Lansing Lugnuts catcher/first baseman Hagen Danner, the Toronto Blue Jays' second-round selection in the 2017 draft, has been named the Midwest League's Player of the Week for the week of June 3-9.

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