Cubs minor league recap: 5/28/13

BAEZ

Shortstop Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in extra innings to lead the D-Cubs to victory. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all collected a win Tuesday while Kane County was unable to recover in a rain-shortened outing. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-26)

Iowa defeated host Nashville, 6-2. The I-Cubs have won nine of their last 11 games.

  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.274) homered for the second consecutive game, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • 3B Edwin Maysonet (.270) hit his fourth home run in his last seven games and tallied three RBI (20).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (4) and a run scored.
  • LHP Chris Rusin recorded his longest outing of the season, throwing 97 pitches in eight innings.

Tennessee Smokies (27-23)

Tennessee scored a run in three consecutive innings and held on to defeat first-place Birmingham, 3-2.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.254) went 2-for-4 with a double (16), a triple (1) and a run scored.
  • DH Arismendy Alcantara (.270) hit a game-tying, solo home run in the fourth inning, finishing 1-for-4.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks recorded his fourth consecutive quality start, finishing May with a 4-1 record and a 1.96 ERA (7 ER/32.1 IP).
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.1 IP, H) converted the save, improving to a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities.

Daytona Cubs (25-24)

Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in the 11th inning, lifting Daytona to a 6-4 victory over visiting Tampa.

  • SS Javier Baez (.268) finished 2-for-6 with the two-run homer.
  • LF John Andreoli (.312) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.424/14-for-33), going 2-for-6 with a run.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.267) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K) earned the win in relief, improving to 3-0.

Kane County Cougars (24-26)

Kane County suffered a 7-5 setback at Quad Cities in a rain-shortened, six-inning affair.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.292) homered for the second consecutive game, going 1-for-3 with a run and three RBI (35).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.273) extended his hitting streak to 10 games (.359/14-for-39), going 2-for-3 with two runs.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.240) went 1-for-3 with a triple (2) and two RBI (15).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) threw two scoreless innings of relief, his second consecutive scoreless outing.

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