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Cubs Minor League Report: 6/15/16

The bats came alive for Iowa, and Myrtle Beach claimed a narrow victory Wednesday. However, South Bend left too many men on base, while Tennessee was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (31-32)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Iowa tallied 15 hits in a 6-5 triumph over host Colorado Springs.

  • C Willson Contreras (.350) extended his hitting streak to 20 games (.383/31 for 81), going 1 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI (43).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.360) finished 3 for 3 with a triple (1), a walk, a run scored and an RBI (7).
  • CF John Andreoli (.227) went 3 for 5 with a triple (4), a run scored and an RBI (32). It’s his second straight three-hit game. He  has scored nine runs in his last five games.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.429) was 3 for 4 with two doubles (4), one walk and two runs scored. He has collected multiple hits in five straight games, going 11 for 19 with eight runs during that stretch.
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.246) went 3 for 4 with a walk, two RBI (19) and two stolen bases (7). He is 7 for 9 in his last two games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-31)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Myrtle Beach scored a run in the fourth inning and held on for a 1-0 shutout win over Frederick.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.254) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (15) and a stolen base (11).
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.228) went 0 for 3 with a walk and scored the game’s only run on a wild pitch.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.216) went 1 for 3 with a double (10).
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (3.78 ERA) tossed seven scoreless innings, fanning seven and walking just two to earn the win. It’s his longest scoreless outing of the season.
  • RHP Ryan McNeil (2 IP, 1 SO) has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (6 IP).

South Bend Cubs (39-26)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position, falling 3-2 at Dayton.

  • DH Ian Rice (.327) went 2 for 4 with a solo homer (7) in the sixth inning. He has scored a run and driven in a run in each of his last three games.
  • CF Roberto Caro (.333) reached three times, going 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.329) was 2 for 4 with a double (21) and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 10 games (.400/16 for 40). He has hit safely in 28 of his last 31 games.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.248) finished 2 for 4 with a double (11).

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/14/16

Iowa split its doubleheader, Tennessee won in convincing fashion, and South Bend had one big inning in its victory Tuesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (30-32)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

  • C Willson Contreras (.354) extended his hitting streak to 19 games in the first contest. He was 2 for 4 with a double (16), an RBI (43) and a run scored.
  • 2B/SS Logan Watkins (.231) was a homer shy of the cycle in the second game, going 4 for 5 with a double (7), a triple (3), an RBI (17) and two runs.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.375) tallied six hits over the twin bill. He had a double in each contest.
  • CF John Andreoli (.219) slugged a pair of homers in the second game (9). He went 3 for 4 with four RBI (31), four runs scored and a walk.
  • RHP Joel Peralta (1 IP, 1 SO) pitched a clean frame in his Iowa debut during Game 2.

Tennessee Smokies (28-37)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies collected 10 hits in a 4-1 triumph over visiting Chattanooga.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.56) surrendered just one earned run in six innings of work to pick up the win.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.241) went 1 for 4 with a solo homer (8), his second-straight game with a homer.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.296) finished 3 for 4 with two RBI (15).
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.317) and RF Bijan Rademacher (.282) each went 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-31)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-7.5)

Myrtle Beach could not recover from a four-run third inning and lost to Frederick, 5-4.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.279) went 3 for 4 with a double (11) and an RBI (37). It’s his fifth three-hit game this year.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.249) was 2 for 5 with a double (14), an RBI (17) and a run scored.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.200) finished 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) did not allow a run in 2.1 innings of relief.

South Bend Cubs (39-25)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

The SB-Cubs put up seven runs in the sixth inning to top Dayton, 7-2. The squad has sole possession of first place with five games left in the first half.

  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.318) was 2 for 5 with two RBI (7) and a run scored. He has reached base in his last 10 games.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.326) finished 3 for 5 with an RBI (42) and a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to nine games (14 for 36/.389).
  • C P.J. Higgins (.284) was 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • RHP Adbert Alzolay (4.15 ERA) tossed a career-high seven innings, allowed only three hits and strikiing out five in the win.

Cubs extend deal with Single-A Eugene

The Cubs have agreed with the Eugene Emeralds on a two-year Player Development Contract extension through the 2018 season. The current agreement runs through the 2016 campaign.

“From first-class facilities to a dedicated front office staff, the Eugene ballclub has proved to be an outstanding partner for the Cubs organization, and we are pleased to extend this agreement,” said Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting and Player Development.  “We thank Allan Benavides and the entire Emeralds front office for providing a positive experience for our players who have come through Eugene.”

“The Eugene Emeralds are thrilled to see our PDC extended through 2018,” said Emeralds General Manager Allan Benavides. “The Cubs continue to be strong contenders at every level of professional baseball, and we are honored to have Eugene be the launching point for a new generation of Cubs players. The support and camaraderie we’ve received from Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and the Cubs Front Office has been top notch. It’s a privilege to be a member of the Cubs Family and we are very excited for the future.”

The affiliation between Eugene and Chicago began in 2015. Eugene was previously a Cubs affiliate in the 1999-2000 seasons.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/13/16

South Bend picked up a convincing victory, but neither Tennessee nor Myrtle Beach could secure wins Monday. Iowa’s game was rained out, with a doubleheader scheduled tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action.

Tennessee Smokies (27-37)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-14.0)

The Smokies dropped their fourth game in their last five contests, falling 4-2 vs. Chattanooga.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.241) went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer (7), a double (12) and a steal (22).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.275) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a double (6), run scored and walk.
  • RHP James Farris (1 IP) has yet to allow a run in three appearances (4 IP) with Tennessee.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina (3.67 ERA) tossed his fifth quality start of the season, striking out six in six innings, surrendering three earned runs. He has posted a 2.74 ERA (7 ER/23 IP) in his last four starts.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-30)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-7.5)

The Pelicans allowed runs in each of the first four innings and dropped a 7-3 decision vs. Frederick.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.265) homered for the third straight game, going 1 for 2 with a solo blast (5) and two walks.
  • DH Charcer Burks (.214) went 2 for 4 with a solo homer (5) in the seventh inning.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.250) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4.
  • RHP James Pugliese (4 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO) did not allow a hit in four scoreless innings of relief.

South Bend Cubs (38-25)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend collected 13 hits in a 6-1 victory over host Dayton.

  • RF Eddy Martinez (.242) went a perfect 4 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI (32). It’s his first four-hit game of the season.
  • DH Ian Rice (.327) was 3 for 5 with a solo homer (6).
  • 1B P.J. Higgins (.281) and SS Josh Silver (.286) each collected two-hit games.
  • RHP Kyle Miller (1.36) pitched a season-high six innings in his second start of the season. He gave up no earned runs on four hits, striking out three and walking just one.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (3.0 IP, 3 H, 6 SO) earned his first save of the season, tossing three innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/12/16

The Smokies edged out a win, but the other affiliates weren’t able to secure victories Sunday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (29-31)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

The I-Cubs were swept by Round Rock as they dropped the final game of the four-game set, 10-7.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.313) registered a three-hit game for the fourth time this season, going 3 for 4 with a homer (10), two RBI (42), two runs scored and a walk.
  • CF John Andreoli (.212) slugged his third lead-off homer of the season (7). He went 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored and two walks.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.351) extended his PCL-best hitting streak to 18 games with a triple (3), an RBI and a walk.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.294) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (1 IP) pitched a clean frame in his third rehab appearance.

Tennessee Smokies (27-36)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-13.5)

The Smokies snapped their three-game losing streak, topping Chattanooga, 5-4.

  • 1B Victor Caratini (.303) was 3 for 4 with a triple (1), an RBI (19) and a pair of runs scored.
  • 3B David Bote (.500) was 2 for 4 with an RBI (1) and a run scored in his first game with Tennessee.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.385) went 2 for 4 with a double (3). LF Kelly Dugan (.215) and RF Jacob Hannemann (.237) also hit doubles.
  • RHP Paul Blackburn (2.53) gave up three earned runs in seven innings, fanning six and walking just one. He has walked one or fewer batters in eight of his 13 starts this season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-29)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

Despite a pair of Gioskar Amaya homers, the Pelicans lost to Lynchburg, 3-2.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.261) registered his first-career multi-homer game with a pair of solo shots (2). He has three homers in his last two games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.270) went 1 for 4, and LF Charcer Burks (.207) was 1 for 3.
  • Trevor Clifton (2.21 ERA) gave up two earned runs in five innings, striking out six.

South Bend Cubs (37-25)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

The SB-Cubs were limited to only two hits and suffered a 6-0 setback at Bowling Green.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.277) snapped Michael Velasquez’ perfect-game bid with a single in the seventh inning, finishing 2 for 4.
  • RHP Scott Effross (2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) snapped his consecutive scoreless innings streak at 18.1 IP. He had not allowed a run since April 28.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/9/16

Only South Bend was able to pick up a win, with the other three affiliates dropping their games. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (29-28)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

Despite outhitting their competition, the I-Cubs fell to Round Rock, 8-5.

  • 1B Kristopher Negron (.261) led the squad with three RBI (22). He went 2 for 4 with a double (8) and a triple (4). It’s his first game at first base this season.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.500) made his Iowa debut, going 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles (2) and two runs scored.
  • CF Juan Perez (.267) had a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (24).
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (1 IP, 1 SO) made his second rehab appearance, tossing a scoreless inning.

Tennessee Smokies (26-34)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies did not allow a run until the 11th frame but fell to Mississippi, 3-0.

  • C Victor Caratini (.305) was 3 for 5 and has a hit in 13 of his last 14 games. He is 19 for 51 (.373) over the stretch.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.246) went 1 for 4 with a double (7) and a walk.
  • Jen-Ho Tseng (4.07 ERA) allowed only two hits over five innings in his return from the disabled list.
  • RHP James Farris (2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) punched out three in his first appearance after being transferred from Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-27)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

The Pelicans committed three errors and could only notch five hits en route to a 9-3 loss to Lynchburg.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.265) was 1 for 3 with a two-run, two-out homer (7) in the eighth inning.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.239) reached base three times, finishing 1 for 2 with a double (6) and two walks.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.235) connected for a double (6), going 1 for 4 with a run.
  • Jake Stinnett (4.24) has only allowed three walks over his last three starts (17.2 IP) after allowing 12 free passes in the three starts preceding that stretch.

South Bend Cubs (36-23)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

The SB-Cubs scored three runs in the eighth inning to edge Dayton, 5-2.

  • RF Eddy Martinez (.217) finished 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles (10) and a pair of RBI (31).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.321) was 2 for 4 with a double (17), an RBI (37) and two runs scored.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.281) went 2 for 3 with a triple (11), two runs scored, a walk and a pair of stolen bases (14).
  • RHP Scott Effross (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) earned the win and extended his scoreless innings streak to 17.1 innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/7/16

Iowa picked up a one-run win, Myrtle Beach swept both games of its doubleheader, and South Bend won in walk-off fashion (again) on Tuesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (29-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-First (–)

Iowa finished off its series against Memphis with a 6-5 win, claiming the set 3-1.

  • LF Matt Murton (.329) was 2 for 2 with a double (5), two RBI (16) and a stolen base (1). He has six RBI in his last four games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.254) finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (15).
  • RF Logan Watkins (.224) and 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.264) each went 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. Alcantara swiped his 21st base of the season.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) earned his sixth save of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (25-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies collected just two hits in a 5-1 setback at Mississippi.

  • C Victor Caratini (.291) went 1 for 3 with a walk. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
  • PH Kelly Dugan (.219) recorded a hit as a pinch-hitter.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (1 H, 3 SO) struck out three batters in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader vs. Potomac, winning both games by a score of 4-3.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.263) went a combined 3 for 7 with a run scored, two RBI (16) and a stolen base (10). He has hit safely in nine straight games (.385/15 for 39).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.264) reached in both games, going a combined 2 for 5 with two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base (11). He’s compiled eight runs in his last five games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.279) went a combined 2 for 3 with four walks, a double (10), a run scored and an RBI (36).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.29 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched and picked up his eighth win of the season, most among all Cubs minor leaguers.
  • RHP Jeremy Null (2.45 ERA) pitched 6.2 innings, striking out six in the win.

South Bend Cubs (35-22)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend earned its seventh walk-off victory of the season, defeating Dayton 4-3 in 12 innings.

  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.317) was 3 for 5 with a run scored. It’s his second three-hit game in the last three contests and third of the season.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.230) went 1 for 4 with a walk and two RBI (13), including the game-winning sac fly in the 12th inning.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.318) and 3B Andrew Ely (.295) each collected two hits and a walk.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (3 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), LHP John Williamson (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) and RHP James Norwood (2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) combined to throw seven scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/6/16

For as positive as Sunday was, it just wasn’t in the cards for Cubs affiliates Monday. Both Iowa and Tennessee picked up losses, while Myrtle Beach was rained out and South Bend was off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (28-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-First (–)

Iowa had its nine-game winning streak snapped, collecting just three hits in a 6-2 setback to Memphis.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.308) went 1 for 3 with a two-run homer (9) in the fourth inning. He leads the team with 40 RBI this season.
  • C Willson Contreras (.343) was 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to 14 games (.375/21 for 56) and has a .436 OBP on the season.
  • RHP Drew Rucinski allowed just two earned runs in 5.2 innings, his third straight start allowing two or fewer earned runs.

Tennessee Smokies (25-32)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position, falling 3-1 at Mississippi.

  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.421) finished 2 for 4 and has hit safely in all five games with Tennessee (8 for 19).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.291) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.299) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) each went 1 for 4 with an extra-base hit and a walk.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (2.1 IP) tossed two or more scoreless innings for the seventh time this season.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/5/16

It was a solid day for Cubs affiliates, as everybody came away victorious Sunday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (28-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Iowa defeated Memphis, 6-1. It marked the I-Cubs ninth straight win, their longest streak since 1991.

  • LF Matt Murton (.324) went 2 for 3 with a solo homer, his first of the season. He also walked once, scored two runs and collected two RBI (14). He is batting .419 (13 for 31) in his last nine games.
  • C David Freitas (.167) finished 1 for 4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning.
  • 3B Juan Perez (.266) was 2 for 4 with a triple (2), a run scored and two RBI (23).
  • RHP Alex Sanabia (8.02 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings for the win. He has a 3.45 ERA (6 ER/15.2 IP) in his last three starts compared to a 19.50 ERA (13 ER/5.2 IP) in his first two outings.

Tennessee Smokies (25-31)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies scored six runs in the sixth inning to rally for an 11-6 win over host Mississippi.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) went 1 for 3 with a solo homer (4), two walks and three runs scored.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.251) was 2 for 5 with a two-run homer (6), four RBI (23) and a stolen base (20). He extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.345/19 for 55).
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.243) went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, an RBI (19) and a hit-by-pitch.
  • RHP Miguel Mejia (2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) earned his first win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (30-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

Myrtle Beach claimed its largest victory as a Cubs affiliate, blanking visiting Potomac, 15-0.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.242) homered for the second straight game, going 2 for 4 with a three-run homer (9), a walk and four RBI (43). He has five runs scored and six RBI in the last three games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.273) finished 2 for 4 with a three-run homer (6), a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base (9).
  • 3B Daniel Lockhart (.246) led the team in hits, going 3 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI (12).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.261) reached base four times, finishing 1 for 2 with three walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases (10). He has reached in 11 of 22 plate appearances this month.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.231) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer (1), his first of the season.
  • Named the Cubs Pitcher of the Month for May, Trevor Clifton (2.08 ERA) tossed six scoreless frames in his first June outing, striking out six. It marked his fourth scoreless game in his last five appearances.

South Bend Cubs (34-22)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend led 2-0 after two innings and held on for a 2-1 win over visiting West Michigan.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.288) and 3B Jesse Hodges (.294) each hit a double and scored a run.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (4.38 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings. He has allowed just two runs over his last two starts (10.1 IP).
  • RHP Scott Effross (1.1 IP, 2 H,1 SO) has not allowed a run in his last 15.1 innings.

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).
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