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Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/13/15

Iowa battled back to win in walk-off fashion, while South Bend’s comeback efforts fell short Wednesday. Tennessee had the day off, and Myrtle Beach was postponed. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (16-17)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-6.0)

The I-Cubs scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat visiting Nashville, 3-2.

  • RHP Donn Roach (2.03) surrendered one run in 7.0 innings, striking out three in the no-decision. He has gone 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his last six starts.
  • DH Junior Lake (.266) went 2-for-3 with a two-run walk-off single in the ninth inning. He also doubled and walked.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.283) went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • LHP Joe Ortiz (4.20) tossed a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first win of the season.

South Bend Cubs (17-16)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fifth Place (-3.0)

South Bend scored two runs in the ninth inning, but could not complete the comeback, falling 6-4 at home to Lansing.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.336) went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to three games (6-for-12).
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.295) went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
  • RHP Francisco Carrillo (4.58) allowed two hits and no runs in 2.2 innings of relief, fanning one.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/12/15

South Bend’s bats carried the Cubs to a win, while Tennessee split a doubleheader on Tuesday. Iowa came up short against Nashville, and Myrtle Beach was postponed. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (15-17)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa dropped the first game of a four-game home series against Nashville, 6-3.

  • 2B Javier Baez (.265) went 2-for-4 and crushed a solo home run in the sixth inning.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.281) went 3-for-4, blasting his third homer of the season in the seventh inning.
  • LF John Andreoli (.293) hit a double, extending his hitting streak to five games (8-for-19/.421).
  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.235) drove in a run. He has recorded a hit in the last six games.

Tennessee Smokies (17-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Game 1: Tennessee rallied in the eighth inning to top Montgomery, 7-6.

  • RHP Frank Batista (1.53) gave up two earned runs in 5.0 innings, striking out six.
  • C Willson Contreras (.337) went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. He extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-16/.438).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.352) went 3-for-3, walked once and scored twice.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.300) went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in the eighth inning.
  • DH Kyle Schwarber (.311) blasted his sixth homer and walked once.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.180) hit an RBI triple in the eighth inning to give the Smokies the lead.

Game 2: Myrtle Beach gave up 10 runs in the eighth inning, falling to Montgomery, 14-0.

  • RHP Corey Black (3.68) gave up two earned runs and struck out six in 6.0 innings.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.298) and CF Albert Almora (.279) recorded the lone hits for the Smokies.

South Bend Cubs (17-15)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-3.0)

South Bend knocked five doubles and a triple in a 5-3 victory over Lansing.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.211) and 2B Jason Vosler (.256) each went 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.324) went 2-for-3, hit a double, walked once and scored once.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.288) had a multi-hit game and earned his 14th RBI.
  • RHP Jeremy Null (0.74) collected his fourth win and fourth quality start, giving up one earned run in 6.0 innings and striking out four. He has allowed just three earned runs over 36.2 innings of work this season (six games).

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/11/15

Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend all picked up wins yesterday behind strong hitting, but Iowa fell despite scoring seven against Colorado Springs.

Iowa Cubs (15-16)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa surrendered a season-high 13 runs in a 13-7 setback against Colorado Springs.

  • LF John Andreoli (.295) blasted a triple (3), drove in two (5), walked once, scored twice and swiped three bases (12). He extended his hitting streak to four games (7-for-15/.467).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.254) went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI (8), one walk and one run scored. This marked his second-consecutive multi-hit game.
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.231) and 1B Chris Valaika (.233) each recorded a double and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies (16-14)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee blanked Montgomery 4-0 to snap a three-game losing streak. The Smokies crushed back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.333) blasted a solo homer (4) in the eighth inning and walked twice.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.330) also hit a solo home run (2) in the eighth and scored twice.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.273) had a multi-hit game and plated one (11).
  • SS Elliot Soto (.284) went 1-for-1 and walked a season high three times.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.95), RHP Michael Jensen (0.61) and RHP P.J. Francescon (0.71) combined for 9.0 shutout innings, giving up just two hits apiece and fanning three batters apiece.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach bested Winston-Salem 8-5 in the rubber game of the five-game series.

  • DH Billy McKinney (.340) collected his third straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with three RBI (25).
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.294) went 2-for-4, hit a double (6), drove in a run (10), walked once and scored once. He extended his hitting streak to five games (8-for-19/.421).
  • CF Trey Martin (.218) blasted a triple, walked once and scored once.
  • RHP Zach Cates (0.00) picked up his first save, tossing 2.0 hitless innings, walking two and fanning two. He has not given up a run over his last 5.0 innings of work (three games).

South Bend Cubs (16-15)
Midwest League (High-A)
T-Fourth Place (-3.0)

South Bend topped Lansing 7-4 in the series opener at home. Five different SB Cubs players earned an RBI.

  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.247) went 2-for-3 with a solo homer (2) in the sixth inning and walked once. He has recorded a hit in his last five games (7-for-17/.412).
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.189) blasted a two-run homer in the second inning to give the SB Cubs the lead.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.194) went 2-for-3, hit a double (3), drove in one (7) walked once and scored once.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.315) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI (14).
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (4.60) and RHP James Farris (2.87) combined for 4.0 scoreless innings of relief, giving up just one hit and fanning five batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/10/15

Only two games were played Sunday, but both Iowa and Myrtle Beach secured victories. Tennessee and South Bend had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (15-15)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.5)

Iowa scored eight runs in the fourth inning to roll past visiting Colorado Springs, 14-2.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (4.28) picked up the win, giving up no earned runs while striking out five in 5.2 innings. He’s allowed just one run in his last 19.2 innings of work.
  • C Taylor Teagarden (.333) went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a walk, a run scored and four RBI.
  • RF John Andreoli (.293) went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI.
  • LF Junior Lake (.283) drove in three runs as part of a 2-for-4 outing. He also walked.
  • 2B Javier Baez (.238) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.333) went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two runs and three RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (19-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Myrtle Beach collected 10 hits to defeat host Winston-Salem, 4-3.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.25) gave up one earned run and struck out two in 5.0 innings in the no-decision.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.333) collected his second straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.299) went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.261) went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/7/15

Iowa battled back to claim a victory, and Myrtle Beach and South Bend each came away winners in one-run games on Thursday. Tennessee, on the other hand, was unable to retain its early lead. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (13-14)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa rallied in the seventh inning to come from behind and top Nashville, 4-1, in the series finale.

  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada gave up one earned run in 5.2 innings, striking out six in the no-decision.
  • LF Arismendy Alcantara (.233) blasted a two-run homer in the seventh-inning, walked once and swiped a base.
  • DH Mike Baxter (.314) went 2-for-4 and scored once. It marked his second multi-hit game of the series.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.315) had a pair of hits.
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen (3-0, 0.00) tossed 1.1 hitless innings to collect his third win at Iowa. He has not given up a hit in five games (6.0 innings).

Tennessee Smokies (15-12)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Tennessee got off to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, but was unable to hold on, falling to Pensacola, 5-4.

  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.232) hit a double, drove in three and scored once.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.284) went 2-for-3 with an RBI. It marked his seventh multi-hit game this season.
  • RHP Corey Black took a no-decision after 5.0 innings of work. Black has fanned 22 batters over his last three appearances (15.2 innings).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-10)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

LF Billy McKinney (.313) blasted a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to beat Salem, 2-1. The Pelicans have won seven of their last eight games.

  • McKinney also walked a career-high four times and scored twice. He has earned at least one RBI in the last six games and has recorded a hit in five of his last six appearances.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.286) plated a run in the sixth inning to tie the game at one.
  • RHP Duane Underwood (1.29) tossed a quality start, giving up just one run on three hits, walking one and fanning four batters in 7.0 innings of work.

South Bend Cubs (15-13)
Midwest League (High-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

South Bend opened up a three-game road set at Bowling Green with a 3-2 victory.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.341) went 1-for-3, drove in two runs and walked twice. Burks extended his hitting streak to five games (10-for-20/.500).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.232) hit his fifth double, scored once and walked once.
  • DH Justin Marra (.170) also knocked a double and walked once. He has recorded a hit in his last five appearances.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.273) picked up his 12th RBI for the SB-Cubs.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (2.77) fanned a season-high four batters in 5.0 innings of work to pick up the win. He allowed no earned runs.

 

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/6/15

Tennessee secured both games of a doubleheader, and Myrtle Beach was able to salvage a split with a victory in its second game of the day. Iowa and South Bend both dropped games on Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (12-14)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa’s bats were silenced in a 6-0 loss to the Nashville Sounds.

  • 3B Chris Valaika (.238) tallied two of Iowa’s five hits, going 2-for-4.
  • LHP Joe Ortiz (3.09) tossed a scoreless frame. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last three games (4.0 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (15-11)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+1.5)

GM 1: Tennessee ended a two-game skid with a 2-1 victory at Pensacola.

  • CF Albert Almora (.313) went 2-for-3.
  • RHP Frank Batista tossed his third straight quality start, giving up no earned runs in 6.0 innings of work. He’s holding opponents to a .176 average (19-for-108) this season.
  • RHP P.J. Francescon (0.90) earned his third save of the year with a scoreless seventh inning.

GM 2: Tennessee scored four runs in the top of the seventh to sweep the doubleheader with a 4-1 win.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.358) went 3-for-4 and had a three-run double in the seventh to lift the Smokies.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.231) went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI.
  • RHP C.J. Edwards (1-2, 3.55) tossed a scoreless inning to earn his first victory of the year.
  • RHP Michael Jensen (0.71) worked a scoreless seventh inning to record his first save of the season.

Myrtle Beach (16-10)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

GM 1: Myrtle Beach had its five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-4 loss to visiting Salem.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.271) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double.
  • C Victor Caratini (.231) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.260) and 2B Wes Darvill (.190) each walked twice.

GM 2: Myrtle Beach avoided a doubleheader sweep with a 4-2 win over visiting Salem.

  • 2B Wes Darvill (.217) went 2-for-4 with a first-inning solo home run.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.272) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • RHP Zach Cates (1-0, 0.00) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to earn the win.
  • RHP Jasvir Rakkar (0.90) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his fourth save of the year.

South Bend (14-13)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0)

Visiting Great Lakes scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to beat South Bend 4-3.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.341) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases (8).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.228) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (4).
  • 2B David Bote (.282) and 1B Gioskar Amaya (.177) each had one RBI.

Cubs active RHP Grimm; recall OF Szczur

Grimm

Justin Grimm returns to the Cubs after a stint on the DL. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs activated right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm off the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. Outfielder Junior Lake has been optioned to Triple-A and right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.

The 26-year-old Grimm returns to the Cubs after landing on the disabled list on April 10 with right forearm inflammation. He made one rehab appearance as part of his return, tossing a scoreless inning with a walk and two strikeouts on Monday for Iowa. Grimm made Chicago’s Opening Day roster for the second season in a row, but has yet to make his 2015 debut.

The right-hander went 5-2 with 11 holds and a 3.78 ERA (29 ER/69.0 IP) in 73 relief appearances last year with the Cubs, his first full season in the majors. Grimm tied for ninth in the National League in appearances while striking out 70 batters and walking only 27 in 69.0 innings. Overall, he stranded 25 of 30 inherited runners last year and posted a 2.60 ERA in 29 games following the All-Star break.

Grimm joined the Cubs as part of the five-player deal that sent pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers on July 22, 2013. He was the American League Rookie of the Month with Texas in April 2013, and posted a 2.00 ERA (2 ER/9.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances with the Cubs following the trade that summer.

Szczur, 25, joins the Cubs for the second time this season. He was a member of Chicago’s Opening Day roster and batted .200 (2-for-10) with one double and one RBI in eight games before being optioned to Iowa on April 19. With Iowa, Szczur has batted .262 (11-for-42) with two homers, a triple and seven RBI in 11 games this season.

The outfielder made his major league debut with the Cubs last August and batted .226 with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in 33 games. Szczur has played 14 games in left field, nine games in center field and 13 games in right field during his big league career. Overall, he has batted .222 with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in 41 career major league games.

Lake, 25, is hitting .286 (4-for-14) with one double and one RBI in four games with the Cubs this season. He is batting .289 (13-for-45) with two doubles and eight RBI in 13 games with Iowa this year.

Varvaro, 30, was claimed off waivers from Boston on Sunday and was added to the 25-man roster yesterday. He did not appear in Tuesday’s game. He was traded to the Red Sox on Dec. 17, 2014, and went 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in nine relief appearances this season before being designated for assignment on April 29.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/5/15

Iowa and Myrtle Beach each kept winning streaks alive, and South Bend picked up a victory behind a dominating pitching performance Tuesday. Tennessee couldn’t hang on in the loss. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (12-13)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa won its third straight game, blanking host Nashville 4-0. It marks the I-Cubs’ second shutout this year.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (5.40) fanned seven in 6.0 innings, giving up no runs on three hits.
  • DH Adron Chambers (.255) went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, adding two RBI and a run scored.
  • 3B Chris Valaika (.224) snapped a six-game hitless skid (0-for-14), going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and his eighth RBI of the season.
  • RF John Andreoli (.271) went 2-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases.
  • LF Mike Baxter (.323) went 2-for-4 and has hit safely in three straight games (4-for-12).

Tennessee Smokies (13-11)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Tennessee surrendered four runs in the sixth inning, dropping a 4-3 decision at Pensacola.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.277) went 2-for-5 with a run scored. It’s his sixth multi-hit game of the season.
  • 3B Anthony Giansanti (.206) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (1.13) allowed just three hits in 2.1 scoreless innings. He has allowed one run in 8.0 innings of work this season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.5)

Myrtle Beach won its fifth straight game as the Pelicans scored five runs in the fourth inning to win 5-2 over visiting Salem.

  • RF Billy McKinney (.299) went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.267), DH Ben Carhart (.222), 1B Jacob Rogers (.300) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.258) all had one hit and a run scored.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez picked up the win, giving up two earned runs in 6.0 innings. He has tossed back-to-back quality starts, allowing two earned runs in 12.0 innings.

South Bend Cubs (14-12)
Midwest league (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

RHP Jeremy Null tossed 8.0 scoreless innings as South Bend blanked Great Lakes 3-0.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.321) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.333) went 1-for-4 with an RBI (16). It’s his seventh RBI in the last eight games.
  • RHP Jeremy Null has not allowed a run in his last three starts (19.2 IP). He walked his first batter of the season last night and has 26 total strikeouts.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/4/15

Iowa edged out a win, while Myrtle Beach slugged its way to victory on Monday. Runs were limited in Tennessee and South Bend losses. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (11-13)
Pacific Coast League
Third Place (-7.5)

Iowa defeated host Nashville, 2-1, in the first of a four-game series.

  • LHP Eric Jokisch (4.00) gave up one earned run in six innings of work, striking out five in the win.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.262) went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • DH Taylor Davis (.333) collected his second multi-hit game of the season, going 2-for-4.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.277) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.379/11-for-29) with a 1-for-4 night. He also scored once and walked once.
  • RHP Justin Grimm (0.00) made his first rehab appearance of the season, striking out two batters and walking one in a scoreless eighth inning.

Tennessee Smokies (13-10)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Tennessee lost in walk-off fashion at Birmingham, falling 4-3 in 13 innings.

  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.269) reached base all seven times, going 2-for-2 with a home run, five walks, one run scored, one stolen base and one RBI.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.333) hit two doubles (7), going 3-for-5 with a walk.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.293) went 2-for-6, his seventh multi-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Stephen Perakslis (5.84) faced the minimum over 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, striking out three batters.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (14-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach registered 17 hits and drew seven walks as they defeated Lynchburg, 14-6, to sweep the four-game series.

  • 1B Jacobs Rogers (.299) went 3-for-5 with a home run, a walk and four RBI. He extended his hitting streak to five games (10-for-20), including four multi-hit efforts.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.301) collected his second straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, a run scored and three RBI.
  • LF Wes Darvill (.195) went 1-for-3 with a triple, two walks, two runs scored and three RBI.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.250) went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.
  • CF Mark Zagunis (.268), 3B Jeimer Candelario (.256), DH Kevin Brown (.267) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.222) all had multi-hit games.
  • C Alberto Mineo (.250) was the only Pelicans starter not to collect a hit, but he walked twice and scored a team-high three runs.

South Bend Cubs (13-12)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-2.0)

South Bend was blanked, 2-0, by Great Lakes in the first of a three-game home set.

  • The SB-Cubs collected five hits, all singles, in the defeat.
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (5.85) tied a season high with 5.0 innings pitched. He struck out a season-best five batters.
  • RHP Francisco Carrillo (4.20) allowed one hit in 3.0 scoreless innings, striking out one batter.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/3/15

Iowa and Myrtle Beach captured wins behind strong offensive performances, while Tennessee’s pitching boosted the Smokies to victory on Sunday. Only South Bend was on the losing end of the scoreboard. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (10-13)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.5)

Iowa blasted two homers, a triple and two doubles in a 7-3 victory over Oklahoma City.

  • 3B Arismendy Alcantara (.279) went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, drove in two runs and scored once. He extended his hitting streak to six games (10-for-25/.400).
  • 2B Javier Baez (.263) went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double, earning two RBI and scoring once.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.250) knocked a triple that plated one. He also scored once.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.260) went 3-for-5 with a double and one run scored.
  • LF Adron Chambers (.229) also had a multi-hit game, walking once and scoring one.
  • RHP Donn Roach (2.59) tossed a season high 8.0 innings in his fourth consecutive quality start. He has given up just five earned runs over his last 26.0 innings of work.

Tennessee Smokies (13-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+1.5)

Tennessee won its second consecutive game, blanking Birmingham 3-0. The teams have split the first four games of the five-game series.

  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.244) went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and two runs.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.292) went 3-for-4, plated two and swiped a base.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach had a multi-hit game, extending his hitting streak to four games (7-for-17/.412).
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.250) hit a double and had his third multi-hit game with the I-Cubs.
  • RHP Ivan Pineyro (3.25) tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 4.35 to 3.25.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (13-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Right Fielder Billy McKinney (.290) crushed two solo home runs to help Myrtle Beach to a 2-1 victory at Lynchburg. The Pelicans look to sweep the four-game series tonight.

  • 1B Jacobs Rogers (.278) had a multi-hit game, extending his hitting streak to four games (7-for-15, .467). He has recorded multi-hit games in four of his last seven appearances.
  • McKinney’s two homers marked his seventh multi-hit game of the season and the second multi-homer game of his career.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina (4.95) fanned a season high eight batters and allowed just one hit in 6.0 innings for his first quality start of the campaign.

South Bend Cubs (13-11)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

South Bend’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-3 setback against Fort Wayne.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.326) went 2-for-4 with two doubles in his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.316) went 3-for-5, hit a double, plated two, swiped two bases and scored once.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (0.35) had his fourth scoreless outing, pitching 6.0 innings and striking out five. He has given up just one earned run and 14 hits over 25.2 innings of work.
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