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Cubs Lineup: 6/4/16 vs. Diamondbacks

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, rhp (6-1, 2.09 ERA)
Diamondbacks Starter: Edwin Escobar, lhp (0-1, 18.90 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Jorge Soler, lf
7. Addison Russell, ss
8. David Ross, c
9. Jason Hammel, p

Cubs Lineup: 6/3/16 vs. Diamondbacks

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: John Lackey, rhp (5-2, 3.16 ERA)
Diamondbacks Starter: Archie Bradley, rhp (2-0, 6.11 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, lf
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Tommy La Stella, 3b
7. Miguel Montero, c
8. Javy Baez, ss
9. John Lackey, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/1/16

Iowa battled back to claim a win, and Myrtle Beach powered its way to victory Wednesday. Tennessee lost a rain-shortened game, and South Bend couldn’t get the bats going. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (25-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-1.0)

Iowa staved off an Oklahoma City comeback in the ninth inning to win its sixth straight contest, 5-4.

  • C Willson Contreras (.337) extended his hitting streak to 11 games (17 for 47/.362) by going 2 for 3 with a double (12), two RBI (35) and a walk.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.314) went 2 for 4 with a double (10), a triple (1) and two runs scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.315) drove in a pair of runs (30), going 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.260) recorded a triple (5), an RBI and a run scored.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.270) swiped a pair of bags (8).
  • RHP Drew Rucinski (5.55 ERA) struck out seven in seven innings, surrendering two earned runs.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) struck out the side in his inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (23-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies lost a 4-3, five-inning contest at home vs. Jackson. The game was called early due to rain.

  • LF Mark Zagunis (.306) went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer (4) and three RBI (21). It marked his second three-hit game in his last three contests.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.316) finished 2 for 3 with a run scored. Young has reached in his last nine games.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.243) recorded a hit and a run scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (28-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach opened up its four-game set at Salem with a 6-3 win yesterday afternoon.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.245) collected a season-high four hits, going 4 for 5 with a triple (4), two runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.03 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, giving up three hits to pick up the win.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.207) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks, an RBI (7) and a stolen base (4).
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (3 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) made his longest relief appearance of the season.

South Bend Cubs (31-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-First Place (–)

South Bend collected six hits in a 6-2 setback at Fort Wayne.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.283) went 2 for 4 with a triple (9) and a run scored.
  • C P.J. Higgins (.290) was 2 for 4. He is 14 for 34 (.412) in his last nine games.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.328) doubled (15) and scored a run.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (3 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO) has yet to allow a hit in five innings this season (1 BB, 8 SO).

Cubs Lineup: 6/2/16 vs. Dodgers

Cubs vs. Dodgers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (3-4, 2.93 ERA)
Dodgers Starter: Julio Urias, lhp (0-1, 10.13)
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Jorge Soler, lf
6. Addison Russell, ss
7. Javy Baez, 2b
8. Miguel Montero, c
9. Kyle Hendricks, p

Cubs Lineup: 6/1/16 vs. Dodgers

Cubs vs. Dodgers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (5-3, 2.48 ERA)
Dodgers Starter: Mike Bolsinger, rhp (1-1, 4.50)
TV: CSN, ESPN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, lf
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Addison Russell, ss
7. Javy Baez, 3b
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/31/16

Iowa continued its strong run with a win, but Tennessee and South Bend were both on the losing side Tuesday. Myrtle Beach had the day off and will resume play today. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (24-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Iowa extended its winning streak to a season-best five games with an 11-6 defeat of Oklahoma City.

  • C Willson Contreras (.331) extended his organization-best hitting streak to 10 games, going 2 for 5 with a triple (3), three RBI (33), a run scored and a walk. He has driven in 11 runs in his last four games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.309) went 3 for 4 with a solo homer (8), two RBI (38), a run scored and a walk. He has had an RBI in three straight games.
  • 3B-LF Logan Watkins (.229) went 2 for 5 with a double (6), two RBI (15), a run scored and a pair of stolen bases (5).
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.257) went 3 for 4 with a double (6), a run scored and a walk.

Tennessee Smokies (23-28)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-10.o)

The Smokies allowed seven runs over the first four frames and were defeated, 10-5.

  • RF Billy McKinney (.252) connected for his first homer of the season, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (15) and a pair of runs scored. He has reached base in his last five games.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.241) tied his season high with three hits, all singles.
  • DH Stephen Bruno (.217) went 2 for 4 with a ninth-inning double (1), a pair of RBI (4) and a run scored.

South Bend Cubs (31-19)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend dropped its second game in a row, losing to Fort Wayne, 5-1.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.285) led the squad in hits with a 3 for 5 performance, all singles.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.305) added a triple (2), going 2 for 4.
  • DH Ian Rice (.383) went 2 for 3 with a walk. He has reached base in his last seven games.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.330) snapped his 17-game hitting streak with an 0 for 4 night.
  • RHP Kyle Twomey (4.66 ERA) fired 5.1 innings of one-hit baseball before being lifted. He fanned three and gave up one earned run.

Cubs Lineup: 5/31/16 vs. Dodgers

Cubs vs. Dodgers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (9-0, 1.72 ERA)
Dodgers Starter: Scott Kazmir, lhp (4-3, 4.84)
TV: ABC-7, ESPN (Out-of-Market Only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Jorge Soler, lf
7. Addison Russell, ss
8. Miguel Montero, c
9. Jake Arrieta, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/30/16

Iowa had a strong all-around game, and Myrtle Beach battled back to capture a win. South Bend couldn’t do enough to pick up a victory, while Tennessee was off Monday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (23-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa plated 10 runs in the sixth inning to finish off a four-game sweep of Albuquerque, 11-0.

  • C Willson Contreras (.329) connected on two homers (8), including a sixth inning grand slam. He went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and five RBI (30) and has a nine-game hit streak going.
  • LF Matt Murton (.328) went 2 for 5 with two doubles (4) and a run scored. He has batted .389 (14 for 36) in 12 May contests, including 9 for 18 in his last four games.
  • CF Albert Almora (.318) finished 3 for 5 with a double (12), a run scored and a stolen base (6).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.257), 3B Kristopher Negron (.277) and SS Munenori Kawasaki (.239) all had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
  • Jake Buchanan (4.86 ERA) tossed six scoreless innings, walking none and giving up just four hits to pick up the win.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (27-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat visiting Wilmington, 4-2.

  • RF Trey Martin (.224) reached four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (9).
  • DH Shawon Dunston Jr. (.230) finished 2 for 3.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.253) hit a solo homer (6) in the first inning and went 1 for 3 with two walks.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.35 ERA) fanned six and gave up just two earned runs in six innings.

South Bend Cubs (31-18)
Midwest League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend collected 10 hits but dropped a 5-4 decision at home to Lansing.

  • 3B Andrew Ely (.321) was 2 for 5 with a double (11) and a run scored. He has posted a .381 average (32 for 84) in 21 May games.
  • C Tyler Alamo (.302) went 2 for 4 with a run scored, making it six straight games with a run.
  • DH Ian Rice (.368) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk and two RBI (13).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.337) extended his hitting streak to 17 games (.433/29 for 67), going 1 for 4 with an RBI (35).

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/26/16

The Tennessee Smokies knocked out 14 hits to pick up the minor-league system’s only win of the day Thursday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league play.

Iowa Cubs (19-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa suffered its 10th loss in its last 11 contests, dropping a 6-3, 12-inning decision to El Paso.1B Dan

  • Vogelbach (.313) went 2 for 4 with a double (8), a run scored and an RBI (33).
  • CF Juan Perez (.278) went 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base (4).
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) allowed his first run of the season.
  • RHP Alex Sanabia pitched 5.2 innings, his longest outing of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (22-25)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

The Smokies collected 14 hits and topped Chattanooga, 7-6.

  • 1B David Freitas (.284) was a double shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a triple (1) and a homer. He also knocked in four runs (17) and scored once.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.289) added a pair of doubles (11), going 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.284) was 2 for 3 with three runs scored, a double (10) and a walk.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.236) and DH Chesny Young (.316) both had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) earned the win and has allowed just one run over his last 12.1 innings pitched.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (26-20)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach batters mustered only four hits as the Pelicans fell to Carolina, 10-2.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.290) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (11) and two RBI (18).
  • DH Ian Happ (.277) reached twice, drawing a pair of walks and scoring a run.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.249) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.261) both went 1 for 4.
  • RHP Jeremy Null allowed more than one run in a start for the first time this season (three starts total).

South Bend Cubs (28-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend had its six-game winning streak snapped, falling 9-4 at home to Great Lakes.

  • SS Bryant Flete (.239) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (10).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.442/23 for 52), going 1 for 3 with a double (14), a walk and two RBI (30).
  • C P.J. Higgins (.286) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (12), two walks and a run scored. He is batting .474 (9 for 19) with a .583 OBP in his last five games.

Cubs Lineup: 5/27/16 vs. Phillies

Cubs vs. Phillies — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (4-3, 2.60 ERA)
Phillies Starter: Adam Morgan, lhp (1-2, 5.61 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Ben Zobrist, 2b
3. Kris Bryant, 1b
4. Jorge Soler, lf
5. Matt Szczur, rf
6. Addison Russell, ss
7. Javy Baez, 3b
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

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