Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/24/16

Iowa snapped a losing streak, Myrtle Beach won a long game, and South Bend’s offense powered the team to a victory Tuesday. Tennessee had the day off and resumes action today. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league play.

Iowa Cubs (19-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.5)

Iowa snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping El Paso, 8-3.

  • C Willson Contreras (.326) homered (5) for the second time in two games and added a walk and two runs.
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) went 2 for 4 with a double (10), three RBI (26) and a run scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.257) was 2 for 4 with a double (5), an RBI (16) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Kristopher Negron (.279) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (18).
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (2.57 ERA) allowed just two runs in his first start after being promoted to Triple-A.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (25-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans outlasted Carolina in a 14-inning affair, winning 3-2.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.281) went 3 for 6 with a two-run homer (5) and two runs scored. He’s reached base in each of the last 12 games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.245) contributed a double (11), going 2 for 6 with a run scored.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.25) fanned four in 5.2 innings and notched his third straight start without allowing a run.

South Bend Cubs (27-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The SB-Cubs had five extra-base hits and only stranded four runners, topping Great Lakes, 8-3.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) launched a two-out, two-run homer (7) in the first inning. He has knocked in five runs over his last three games.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.328) went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles (9), a walk, a stolen base (4) and three runs scored. He has five multi-hit games over his last six starts.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.220) had a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (25) and a run scored.
  • DH Tyler Alamo (.287) went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer (2) in the third inning.
  • RHP Kyle Miller (2.1 IP, 3 SO) has only allowed two runs in his 16 innings of work this season (1.13 ERA).

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