Cubs minor league recap: 5/21/13

BOGUSEVIC

Brian Bogusevic collected two homers in a doubleheader set Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa swept a doubleheader, Daytona’s late offensive outburst led to victory and Tennessee fell in a narrow 11-inning loss Tuesday. Kane County had the day off, but the Cougars return to the field tonight at Peoria. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (18-24)

Game 1: Iowa scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off with a 2-1 victory over Las Vegas in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (1-for-3, HR, R, RBI) hit a game-tying home run, leading off the bottom of the seventh.
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.286) went 1-for-3, driving in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI-single.
  • RHP Esmailin Caridad (3 IP, H, BB, 2 K) tossed a season-high, 3.0-scoreless frames.
  • RHP Rafael Dolis (IP, BB, 3 K) earned his first win, striking out three in a scoreless seventh frame.

Game 2: Las Vegas scored five runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, but Iowa answered with a run in the bottom of the frame, winning 6-5 and sweeping the doubleheader.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.368) homered in both games of the doubleheader, including a go-ahead blast in the bottom of the sixth inning. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and a RBI (17), extending his hitting streak to three games (.444/4-for-9).
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.221) collected two doubles (5) and two RBI (10) in four at-bats.
  • RF Dave Sappelt (.261) extended his hitting streak to three games (.500/5-for-10), going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI (9).
  • RHP Zach Putnam (IP, BB, K) converted his sixth save of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (23-21)

Chattanooga walked-off with a 5-4, 11-inning victory over Tennessee.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.265) went 2-for-5 with a triple (5) and two RBI. He has reached base five times in his last 10 plate appearances.
  • LF Tim Torres (.280) collected his third multi-hit game this month, going 2-for-5 with a double (4) and a run.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.143) collected his first multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.265) extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20) with a first-inning double.

Daytona Cubs (22-21)

Daytona scored five runs in the 10th inning, pulling away from Jupiter, 7-2.

  • SS Javier Baez (.268) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.394/13-for-33), going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base (4).
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.272) went 3-for-5 with a double (11) and a run scored.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.299) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (20). He is hitting .462 (12-for-26) with five runs and four RBI over his last six games.
  • C Chad Noble (.231) and DH Chadd Krist (.345) each went 2-for-4.

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