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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 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 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).

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/23/16

Tennessee won via walk-off, pitching powered Myrtle Beach, and South Bend kept its winning streak alive. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa dropped its eighth straight game, falling 6-1 at home to El Paso.

  • C Willson Contreras (.328) homered in the first inning, his fourth of the year.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.250) went 2 for 3 for his ninth multi-hit game.
  • RHP Stephen Fife (3.18 ERA) struck out five batters in four scoreless innings in his first start since April 13.
  • RHP Felix Pena (1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) and RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (1 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) combined for 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (21-14)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

Billy McKinney hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning to lift the Smokies to a 3-2 win over Biloxi.

  • RF Billy McKinney (.234) finished 2 for 6.
  • RHP Brad Markey (2.64 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.309) went 3 for 6 with a double (3) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.233) was 3 for 6 with an RBI (21). He has four multi-hit games in his last five contests (9 for 21).
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.241) also added a three-hit game, going 3 for 5.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) and RHP Miguel Mejia (2 IP, 2 H, 4 SO) each tossed multiple scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (24-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans collected just five hits but prevailed 3-1 over visiting Lynchburg.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.268) was 2 for 4 with a triple (3), a solo homer (2), two runs scored and two RBI (8). He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (2.70 ERA) surrendered just one earned run in seven innings of work to pick up the win. He has tossed six quality starts this season.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (2 IP, 3 SO) picked up his first save, tossing two perfect innings of relief.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert was named Carolina League Player of the Week for May 16-22.

South Bend Cubs (26-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+3.0)

First place South Bend earned its fourth straight victory, topping Lake County, 6-3.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.338) went 3 for 4 with a double (12), a walk and an RBI (25). He has hit safely in 10 straight games (.476/20 for 42) and has four homers in his last five games. He was named Midwest League Player of the Week for May 16-22.
  • C P.J. Higgins (.291) reached four times, going 2 for 3 with a double (11), two walks and a run scored.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.319) added two hits, finishing 2 for 4 with a double (7), a walk and two runs scored.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.289) went 1 for 4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning.
  • LHP Carson Sands (3.38) pitched seven innings, giving up three runs and striking out three. He has won his last four starts, going 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23 IP) in May.

 

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/22/16

It was a tough day for Cubs farm teams, as only South Bend was able to secure a victory Sunday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-23)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa dropped its seventh straight game, falling 8-1 in the finale of a four-game set at Tacoma.

  • CF Albert Almora (.331) collected his seventh three-hit game of the season, going 3 for 4 with a double (9) and an RBI (23).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.319) went 2 for 3 with a walk. He has reached in 14 of his last 15 games.
  • C Willson Contreras (.328) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies (20-24)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

Tennessee dropped both ends of its doubleheader vs. Biloxi. The Smokies went scoreless into extra innings in Game 1 before falling 5-0 in nine innings. They then dropped a back-and-forth 6-5 decision in Game 2.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (0.96 ERA) threw six scoreless innings in Game 1, already his sixth outing this season of at least five innings with no earned runs allowed.
  • RHP Corey Black struck out five batters in two perfect innings of relief in Game 1.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) finished 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the second game. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests (8 for 15).
  • 1B Bijan Rademacher (.303) went 1 for 2 with two walks, one run scored and two RBI (19) in the second game.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.229) was 2 for 4 with a double (10) and run scored in Game 2.

Myrtle Beach (25-16)
Midwest League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

The Pelicans surrendered five eighth-inning runs and fell 7-4 at home to Lynchburg.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.250) finished 2 for 4 with a solo homer (2) and two RBI (12). He has hit safely in five straight games (9 for 17) with four multi-hit efforts.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.262) went 1 for 4 with a double (4), a run scored and his team-leading 35th RBI.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (3.35 ERA) tossed his fifth quality start of the season, fanning six in 6.1 innings and giving up just one earned run.

South Bend Cubs (25-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend connected on three homers in a 6-4 victory at Lake County.

  • RHP Preston Morrison (3.96 ERA) gave up one earned run across five innings, striking out five.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.327) went 1 for 2 with two walks and a two-run homer (6). He has hit safely in nine straight games (17 for 38) and has four homers in his last four games.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.220) followed up Jimenez’ homer with a solo blast in the first inning (5).
  • DH P.J. Higgins (.282) went 2 for 4 with a walk, two runs and an RBI (16).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.293) was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI (31).

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/19/16

One big inning was the difference for Tennessee, and Myrtle Beach claimed its series with a win Thursday. Iowa was edged out, and South Bend gave up late runs in a loss. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-20)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-4.0)

Iowa dropped its fourth straight game, collecting four hits in a 2-1, series-opening setback at Tacoma.

  • RF John Andreoli (.210) collected both of the team’s extra-base hits, going 2 for 4 with a double (4) and a solo homer (4).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.320) went 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (3.30 ERA) gave up one run in five innings for the no-decision. He has posted a 1.80 ERA (5 ER/25 IP) in his last four starts.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) has yet to allow a run in 14 innings with Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (19-22)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-5.5)

The Smokies pulled away with a five-run fifth inning, as they defeated visiting Biloxi, 7-2.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.308) went 2 for 4 with a team-high two runs scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.197) finished 2 for 4 with a double (13), a run scored and two RBI (13).
  • RF Billy McKinney (.234) went 2 for 4 with a triple (1), a run scored and two RBI (11).
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.291) added a double (9), two RBI (15) and a run scored. He is batting .414 (12 for 29) with a .541 OBP since May 11.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-17)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach took the rubber game against Winston-Salem, prevailing 4-3.

  • RHP Erick Leal (3.93 ERA) picked up the win, pitching seven innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.263) was 2 for 4 with a two-run homer (7) in the fifth inning, his fourth homer in the past seven games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.255) went 3 for 4 with two doubles (10). He is batting .349 (22 for 63) in 16 May games after batting .179 (14 for 78) in 21 April contests.
  • DH Ian Happ (.268) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

South Bend Cubs (22-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend surrendered three unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth, falling 5-3 at Great Lakes.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.326) collected his second career multi-homer game, going 2 for 4 with two homers (4) and three RBI.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.299) went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (4.75) allowed just one earned run in five innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/17/16

Tennessee overpowered its opponent, and South Bend pitching carried the load in wins Tuesday. Iowa couldn’t hold on, and Myrtle Beach was rained out, with a doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-19)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

The I-Cubs could not overcome an early Reno lead and fell to the Aces, 5-3.

  • RF-CF Juan Perez (.292) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer (2). He has a hit in five consecutive games (6 for 15/.400).
  •  C Willson Contreras (.339) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks and an RBI (19).
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) went 1 for 4, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.268) finished 1 for 3 with a triple (1) and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB) finished the game and extended his scoreless innings streak to 26.2 IP, dating to last season.

Tennessee Smokies (18-21)
Southern League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-4.5)

The Smokies went 6 for 12 with runners in scoring position to top Birmingham, 9-4.

  • RHP Tyler Skulina (3.76) picked up the win, striking out seven and surrendering just one earned run on two his in six innings.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.230) reached base four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk. He had a pair of doubles (9), two RBI (18) and three runs scored.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.309) finished 3 for 4 with two doubles (5), two RBI (17) and a run scored.
  • 1B Ryan Dent (.138) notched his second multi-hit game of the season, going 2 for 4 with a double (1) and three RBI (6).

South Bend Cubs (22-14)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (—)

South Bend pitchers fanned 10 batters and only allowed five hits en route to a 2-1 victory.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.304) went 1 for 4 with two RBI (28). He has knocked in nine runs in his last four games and leads the Midwest League in RBI.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.292) finished 2 for 4 with a double (6) and a hit-by-pitch.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.345) went 1 for 3 with a triple (1), a walk and a run scored.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.257) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored.
  • LHP Carson Sands (3.26 ERA) pitched five innings, giving up one earned run. It’s the only run he’s surrendered in his last 16 innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/16/16

It was a tough day for the Cubs farm teams, as all three squads in action took a loss. South Bend had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s games.

Iowa Cubs (18-18)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa dropped to .500 with a 5-3 setback on the road at Reno.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.331) reached base twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk. He has drawn a base on balls in seven straight games, contributing to his .432 on-base percentage.
  • CF Albert Almora (.336) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.361/22-for-61), going 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI (22).
  • LF John Andreoli (.205) and PH Juan Perez (.286) each collected a double.

Tennessee Smokies (17-21)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-5.5)

The Smokies left the tying run at third base in the ninth inning, falling 3-2 to Birmingham.

  • SS Chesny Young (.321) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 3 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. It’s his fifth game this season with at least three hits.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.261) and DH Kelly Dugan (.279) each went hitless but drew two walks apiece.
  • RHP Paul Blackburn (1.08 ERA) surrendered just one earned run in six innings. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his eight starts and has now allowed just six earned runs in 50 innings this season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-16)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

The Pelicans had their four-game winning streak snapped, dropping a 5-2 decision to Frederick.

  • DH Yasiel Balaguert (.260) went 2 for 4 with a double (3) and an RBI (28).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.274) reached twice, finishing 1 for 3 with a double (9), walk and run scored.
  • LHP Jordan Minch (2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief, his fourth outing this season of at least two scoreless frames.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/15/16

Tennessee cruised to a win, and Myrtle Beach earned a shutout victory to continue its streak Sunday. Iowa and South Bend both fell, however. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-17)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa surrendered seven runs in the first two frames and lost 9-3 at Reno.

  • SS Kristopher Negron (.294) finished 2 for 4 with a double (5), a triple (2) and two runs scored.
  • C Taylor Davis (.325) went 2 for 4 with a double (3).
  • RF Shane Victorino (.231) reached twice, going 0 for 2 with two walks and a run scored. He has reached base in six of his seven games played.
  • RHP Felix Pena (2 IP, 2 BB, 1 SO), RHP Brandon Gomes (1 IP, 1 SO) and RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 2 BB, 1 SO) combined for four scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (20-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Smokies led 9-3 after four innings and cruised to a 12-4 victory over visiting Birmingham.

  • C Victor Caratini (.288) finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI (14).
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.268) reached base four times, going 2 for 3 with two walks, a double (6), three runs scored and two RBI (13). He has six walks in the last three games.
  • DH Kelly Dugan (.293) went 2 for 2 with a double (3), two walks and two RBI (18). He has scored or driven in a run in 13 of 15 games this season.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.197) and RF Billy McKinney (.228) each added multi-hit games, and CF Jacob Hannemann (.245) walked twice and scored three runs.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (3 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) picked up his first win, tossing three scoreless frames.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans earned their fourth straight victory, defeating host Frederick, 8-5.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.200) finished 2 for 3 with a walk, triple (2), solo home run (3) and two runs scored.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.252) went 2 for 4 with a walk, double (8), run scored and two RBI (18).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.273), 3B Jason Vosler (.331) and RF Jeffrey Baez (.212) all added two-hit games.
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (2.94 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings to pick up the win. He struck out five in his third quality start of the season.

South Bend Cubs (21-14)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend led 6-4 before allowing three unanswered runs, falling 7-6 at Lansing.

  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.235) had the only multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (4).
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.237) went 1 for 2 with two walks, a double (5), a run scored, an RBI (20) and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.325) drove in two runs (16), going 1 for 4 with a run scored.
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