Whitecaps fall in second-half opener, 5-1 to Lansing

The West Michigan Whitecaps lost 5-1 to the Lansing Lugnuts in their return to the field after the Midwest League All-Star break.

Trent Szkutnik (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season and the Whitecaps fell to 39-29 overall.

Before Thursday’s game, the Whitecaps announced in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers that All-Star pitchers Matt Hall (8-0, 1.09) and Gerson Moreno (1-1, 1.14, 11 SVs) had been promoted to High-A Lakeland.