Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/13/14

Iowa, Tennessee and Kane County all racked up victories Sunday, while a big inning was too much to overcome for High-A Daytona. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (6-5)
2nd Place (-2.0)

Iowa climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 6-3 victory at Memphis.

  • CF Matt Szczur (.256) went 1-for-4 with a seventh-inning, two-run homer.
  • C Luis Flores (.400) recorded Iowa’s lone multihit game, going 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk.
  • RHP Eduardo Figueroa made his first start following time at extended Spring Training and allowed one run in two innings before reaching his pitch limit.
  • RHP Alberto Cabrera (1-0, 1.42) tossed three scoreless innings of relief to earn his first win of the year.
  • RHP Marcos Mateo (1.80) recorded the final out of the game to convert his first save.

Tennessee Smokies (5-5)
T-3rd Place (-2.0)

Tennessee used a six-run second-inning to defeat visiting Chattanooga, 8-2.

  • RHP Matt Loosen (1-1) picked up the win, giving up two earned runs in five innings of work and striking out five.
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.194) went 1-for-4 with a second-inning, two-run homer.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.235) followed DeVoss’s blast with a solo home run, his first of the year.
  • SS Wes Darvill (.200) went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run, a double (1) and a game-high three RBI (4).
  • 3B Kris Bryant (.276) reached base three times, going 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks and one stolen base (2).
  • RHP Armando Rivero (2.84) struck out three hitters in two scoreless innings of relief.

Daytona Cubs (2-8)
5th Place (-6.0)

Host Tampa scored four runs in the fifth inning to defeat Daytona, 7-3.

  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.435) went 2-for-4 with a double (2) and team-high two RBI (2).
  • 2B Tim Saunders (.212) batted leadoff and went 2-for-5 with a run, a double (2) and one RBI (4).
  • LHP Andrew McKirahan (0.00) worked 2.1 scoreless innings of relief and fanned three.

Kane County Cougars (7-3)
T-1st Place (–)

Kane County swept its three-game set against visiting Lake County with a rain-shortened 6-1 victory.

  • RHP Duane Underwood pitched 3.0 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five in the no-decision.
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.381) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double (4).
  • DH Daniel Canela (.208) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.158) both went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
  • RHP Justin Amlung (2-0, 0.00) struck out five hitters in four scoreless innings of relief to earn his second win of the campaign.

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