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Cubs Minor League Report: 4/27/16

It was a quiet night for Cubs affiliates, as only Myrtle Beach took the field Wednesday. Iowa and Tennessee had the afternoon off, while South Bend was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s abbreviated Cubs minor league action.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach had a pair of home runs in a 5-1 win over Potomac.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.319) went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in the first inning. He has 10 RBI in his last nine games.
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.147) added a two-run homer in the fifth inning and finished 1 for 4.
  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.226) collected his third multi-hit game in his last four contests, going 2 for 4 with a double (3), a run scored and an RBI (1).
  • RHP Daury Torrez (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 SO) struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (2.16 ERA) pitched six strong innings, giving up one earned run and fanning six to get the win. He has allowed three earned runs in 19.2 innings over his last three starts.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/26/16

Tennessee rolled and South Bend extended its winning streak Tuesday, while Iowa and Myrtle Beach couldn’t do enough to secure wins. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (7-11)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.0)

The I-Cubs outhit Oklahoma City but were not able to overcome a three-run Dodgers homer in the third inning, dropping the final game of the series, 4-2.

  • LF Matt Murton (.250) was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (6). It was his second straight two-hit game.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.362) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (5).
  • CF Albert Almora (.344) was also 2 for 4.
  • RHP Miguel Mejia (1.1 IP, 3 SO), RHP Felix Peña (2 IP, 3 SO) and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser (1 IP) combined to throw 4.1 hitless innings to finish the game. Mejia and Peña fanned six batters in their 3.1 innings of work.

Tennessee Smokies (11-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

Led by Jeimer Candelario’s six-RBI performance, the Smokies triumphed over Mobile, 11-2.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.217) led the way, going 2 for 3 with a double (5), a three-run homer (2), two walks and two runs scored. He tied a career-high with six RBI (April 28, 2014 with Single-A Daytona).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.382) went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • RF Anthony Giansanti (.231) was 1 for 1 with a solo homer (1), a walk and two runs scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.259) finished 2 for 3 with a double (4), two RBI (8), two walks and a run scored.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (5.82) picked up his first win of the season, giving up two earned runs in five innings.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), RHP Juan Paniagua (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and RHP Josh Conway (1 IP, 1 BB) combined to toss four scoreless innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and fell to Potomac, 7-4.

  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.185) went 2 for 3 with a double (2), a triple (1), two runs scored and a walk. It’s his second two-hit game of the season.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.246) was 1 for 4 with an RBI (8) and managed to accumulate three outfield assists as well.
  • LHP Jordan Minch (1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 SO) tossed a scoreless eighth inning.

South Bend Cubs (12-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

The SB-Cubs extended their winning streak to six games as they topped Quad Cities, 7-5. The streak is the longest since South Bend became a Cubs affiliate in 2015.

  • DH Daniel Spingola (.377) went 2 for 4 with a double (4), two RBI (7), a HBP and a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to nine games.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.357) was 1 for 5 with a triple (6) and an RBI (14). He leads the Midwest League in extra-base hits (13).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.286) collected a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (12) and a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to six games.
  • RHP Casey Bloomquist (3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) tossed three frames of one-hit, no-run ball.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/25/16

Iowa and Tennessee were the only Cubs affiliates in action Monday, and both managed to pick up wins. Myrtle Beach and South Bend had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (7-10)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-5.0)

Seven I-Cubs batters recorded multi-hit games as Iowa rolled to a 13-6 victory over Oklahoma City.

  • LF John Andreoli (.210) connected on his first two homers of the season, going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and a career-high four RBI (10). It marked his first career multi-homer game.
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) also had a three-hit game, going 3 for 5 with a double (4), two runs scored and an RBI (8). He has three three-hit efforts in his last seven games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.352) went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer, two walks, three runs scored and three RBI (14).
  • RF Ryan Kalish (.390), C Willson Contreras (.375), 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.255) and SS Kristopher Negron (.310) all added multi-hit efforts to lead Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (10-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

The Smokies claimed their fourth straight victory, topping host Mobile, 6-5.

  • 1B Victor Caratini (.235) went 2 for 4 with a double (3), a walk and a career-high four RBI. He hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give Tennessee the lead.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.359) reached base four times, going 2 for 3 with a triple (1), two walks, one run scored and a stolen base (9). Prior to the game, he was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 18-24 after batting .480 (12-for-25) with a double, two RBI, seven walks and seven stolen bases in seven games.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.243) finished 1 for 3 with a double (5), two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base (8). He has hit safely in four straight games and nine of the last 10.
  • RHP Paul Blackburn was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for April 18-24 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/15.0 IP) in two starts.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/24/16

Tennessee cruised to a win, Myrtle Beach made the most of its hits, and South Bend claimed a victory in extras on Sunday. Iowa couldn’t complete the day’s sweep. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (6-10)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.0)

Iowa dropped its second straight game, allowing 14 hits in a 13-5 setback against Oklahoma City.

  • C Tim Federowicz (.310) went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run homer (1). He has scored a run in three straight games.
  • 3B Kristopher Negron (.302) went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, his second longball of the season.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.269) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (9-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Tennessee evened up its season record at 9-9 with a 9-4 victory over Mobile. It was the Smokies’ third straight win.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.239) went 3 for 5 with a homer (3), two runs scored and a stolen base (7). He is 6 for 14 with two homers in the first three games of the series.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.344) also tallied three hits, going 3 for 5 with two runs scored, one RBI (5) and a stolen base (8). Young has gone 10 for 19 with five walks in his last five games.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.396) and LF Mark Zagunis (.240) each finished 1 for 3 with two walks.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) each tossed scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-8)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach scored four runs on just three hits in a 4-2 win over visiting Carolina.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.301) went 1 for 3 with two RBI (15).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.313) drew three walks in four plate appearances and drove in a run (15).
  • CF Trey Martin (.143) finished 0 for 1, but he recorded two walks and two runs scored.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (3.45 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings, fanning five in the win. He has allowed just two earned runs in 10.2 innings over his last two starts.

South Bend Cubs (11-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

South Bend rallied for its fifth straight win, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before winning in walk-off fashion in the 10th, 7-6 over Fort Wayne. The Cubs trailed 6-0 in the fifth inning.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.277) went 3 for 6 with a run scored and two RBI (11), including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th. He has hit safely in five straight games (8 for 20).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.369) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 with a walk, a triple (5), two runs scored and two RBI (13). It was his third straight multi-hit game.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.276) and SS Bryant Flete (.319) each had two hits and a run scored.
  • LHP John Williamson (2.1 IP, 1 H) and RHP Craig Brooks (2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 SO) combined for 4.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/21/16

Myrtle Beach picked up a big win in walk-off fashion, while South Bend also came out on top Thursday. Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going in a loss, and Iowa’s game was suspended due to rain.

Tennessee Smokies (6-9)
Southern league (Double-A)
Third Place (-4.5)

The Smokies could not muster an extra-base hit and fell to Montgomery, 8-1.

  • C Taylor Davis (.308) was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI (6). This marks his second multi-hit game of the season.
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.200) finished 1 for 4 with a run scored. He has a nine-game on-base streak, with nine walks over the stretch.
  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.410) went 1 for 4 to extend his 14-game hitting streak. He leads the Southern League in batting average.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Yasiel Balaguert hit a walk-off three-run homer to lift Myrtle Beach to a 6-5 victory over Carolina.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (4.15 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings of work, striking out two.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.306) went 3 for 4 with his walk-off homer, two runs scored, four RBI (12) and a walk. His 12 RBI this season are third-most in the Carolina League.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.327) was 2 for 4 with one RBI (7). It’s his fifth multi-hit game of the year.
  • LF Shawon Dunston Jr. (.190) collected a pair of extra-base hits, going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and a triple (3).
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) picked up his second win of the season, pitching a pair of scoreless frames. The right-hander has not allowed a run in his 5.1 innings of work this year.

South Bend Cubs (8-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend won its second straight game, collecting nine hits in a 7-2 victory over Fort Wayne.

  • LHP Ryan Kellogg (2.35) surrendered just three hits and no earned runs in six innings. He fanned three batters in the win.
  • DH Eddy Martinez (.245) was 2 for 4 with a homer, two RBI (9) and two runs scored. It’s his second straight two-hit game.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.314) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and pair of RBI (6). It’s his first three-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (1.2 IP, 2 SO) picked up his second save of the season. He’s holding opposing batters to a .094 average against (3-for-32).

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/20/16

Cubs affiliates won two and dropped two Wednesday, with both Myrtle Beach and South Bend coming out on top. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-8)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa dropped its second straight contest, falling in walk-off fashion at New Orleans, 3-2.

  • CF Albert Almora (.368) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and a solo homer, his first longball of the season. He has hit safely in six-straight games (.478/11 for 23), including two straight three-hit games.
  • RF Juan Perez (.280) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer, his first of the season.
  • LF Matt Murton (.400) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 in his first start of the season.
  • RHP Drew Rucinski struck out 10 batters, one shy of his career high.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (1 IP, 1 SO) struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (6-8)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-3.5)

The Smokies allowed three runs in the ninth inning to drop a 6-5 decision to the Biscuits.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.326) went a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk, an RBI (4) and two stolen bases (7). He has swiped two bases in three straight games.
  • C David Freitas (.278) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 SO) and RHP Juan Paniagua (2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB) combined for 4.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Winston-Salem, 4-1.

  • SS Daniel Lockhart (.143) went 2 for 4 with a double (1) and a run scored.
  • 2B David Bote (.294) hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth and finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (3).
  • RHP Zach Hedges has allowed just two earned runs in 13.2 innings over his last two starts.
  • RHP James Farris (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) tossed 2 scoreless frames to collect his second save. He has allowed just three hits and one run in 10 innings this season, fanning 15 and walking one.

South Bend Cubs (7-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend scored four runs in both the first and third innings, cruising to an 8-4 win over Bowling Green.

  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.455) went 3 for 4 with a double (1) and an RBI (4). He has hit safely in all six games this season (10 for 22), including three multi-hit efforts.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.224) went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI (7).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • RHP Craig Brooks (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO) struck out five batters in 2 scoreless innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/19/16

Only Tennessee picked up a win Tuesday, as Iowa fell behind early, Myrtle Beach lost in walk-off fashion, and South Bend left too many on base. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-7)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa fell behind 6-0 after three innings and could not claw back, falling 7-5 at New Orleans.

  • CF Albert Almora (.324) went 3 for 4 with a run scored, an RBI (4) and a stolen base (1). He has hit safely in five straight games (8 for 19).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.262) went 3 for 5 with a triple (1), a run scored and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.405) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (4), two walks and two runs scored. He has hit safely in 10 of 11 games and has a .500 OBP in 44 plate appearances.
  • C Willson Contreras (.421) scored a run in his fifth straight game, going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (6-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

The Smokies tallied nine runs on just seven hits in a 9-3 win over visiting Montgomery. The Smokies have won back-to-back contests for the first time this season.

  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.452) led the offense, going 2 for 4 with two homers (4) and four RBI, including a three-run shot in the fourth inning. Earlier in the week, Rademacher was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 7-17.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.182) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI (2).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.262) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases (5), his second straight game with two steals.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (6-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach blew a three-run, eighth-inning lead, falling in walk-off fashion in the ninth, 6-5, at Winston-Salem. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pelicans.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.50 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out two in the no-decision.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.130) went 1 for 4 with his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the first.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.278) also recorded his first longball, going 2 for 4 with a solo homer.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.341) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to eight games (.433/13 for 30).

South Bend Cubs (6-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but just one run in a 12-1 setback at home vs. Bowling Green.

  • 3B Andrew Ely (.270) went 3 for 4 with a double (1), in his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.394) extended his hitting streak to four games (9 for 18), going 3 for 5.
  • DH P.J. Higgins (.278) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • C Ian Rice (.400) also went 2 for 4.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/17/16

Both Myrtle Beach and South Bend were victorious in one-run games, but Tennessee gave up the lead late in a losing effort Sunday. Iowa was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (4-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

The Smokies allowed two runs in the top of the ninth, falling at home to Montgomery, 5-3.

  • SS Carlos Penalver (.171) went 2 for 4 with two RBI (4).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.194) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He’s yet to allow a run in three outings (7 IP).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach collected 11 hits in a 4-3 win over host Carolina.

  • RHP Jake Stinnett (3.27 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four for the win.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) extended his hitting streak to six games (10 for 23), going 3 for 5 with two RBI (5). He has reached base in all 11 games this season.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.256) went 2 for 3 with a season-high two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base (2).
  • DH Rashad Crawford (.308) and 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.267) also recorded two-hit games.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and RHP James Farris (1 IP, 3 SO) closed out the game with three scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (5-5)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend evened up its record at 5-5 with a 5-4 victory over Fort Wayne, snapping a three-game skid.

  • RF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), two runs scored and an RBI (4).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.421) added two doubles (4), going 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He has seven multi-hit efforts in 10 games this season.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.400) went 1 for 4. He has hit safely in all four games he has played in this season (6-for-15).

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/14/16

Iowa was the only victorious Cubs affiliate on Thursday, as Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all on the losing side for a variety of reasons. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (3-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-2.0 games back)

Iowa defeated New Orleans, 4-2, to claim the four-game set, three games to one.

  • LF Javier Baez (.267) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a stolen base in his fourth rehab appearance. He finished his stint 4 for 15 with a solo homer, three runs scored and a stolen base in his four games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.407) collected his third multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • CF Albert Almora (.286) and SS Kristopher Negron (.400) each added two hits.
  • RHP Brandon Gomes (2 IP, 2 BB, 4 SO) collected his first win, tossing two scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (3-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-1.5)

Tennessee surrendered five unanswered runs, falling 5-3 at Birmingham.

  • RHP Brad Markey (1.80 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in five innings of work, striking out one in the no-decision.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.316) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and a walk.
  • 1B David Freitas (.444) went 1 for 4 with two RBI (2).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario recorded the Smokies’ lone extra-base hit with a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

The Pelicans committed three errors in a 3-2 setback at Carolina.

  • DH Jason Vosler (.240) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (3).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.280) finished 2 for 4 with a double (2), an RBI (1) and a stolen base (5).
  • 3B David Bote (.308) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (1.1 IP, 2 SO) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

South Bend Cubs (4-3)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend allowed eight runs in the first two innings, dropping a 10-2 decision at Fort Wayne.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.464) recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with two triples (4), two runs scored and a walk. He has batted .550 (11-for-20) in the last five games.
  • C Tyler Alamo (.455) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 3. He has hit safely in all three games he has played in.
  • RHP Scott Effross (3 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 SO) allowed one run in three innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/13/16

Offenses carried Iowa and Tennessee, while South Bend continued on its winning ways Wednesday. Myrtle Beach came up short, allowing two runs in the ninth. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action.

Iowa Cubs (2-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0 games back)

Iowa tallied 13 hits in a 9-5 victory over New Orleans.

  • RHP Stephen Fife (4.91 ERA) tossed 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out one.
  • SS Javier Baez went 1 for 4 with a run scored in his third rehab appearance. He has gone 2 for 11 with a solo homer in his first three games.
  • 3B Logan Watkins (.278) finished 4 for 4 with a double (1), a run scored, three RBI (3) and a stolen base (1).
  • CF Juan Perez (.267) went 3 for 3 with two doubles (2), one run scored and three RBI (4).
  • LF Albert Almora (.222) reached base twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.250) went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo homer, his first of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (3-4)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

Tennessee scored three runs in the fourth and sixth innings, cruising to a 7-3 victory over Birmingham.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (0.82 ERA) tossed six scoreless innings, striking out six while scattering four hits in the win. He has allowed one run in 11 innings to begin the season.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.529) went 3 for 5 with a three-run homer (2), two runs scored and four RBI (5). He has hit safely in all six games this season (9 for 17).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.231) tallied his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3 for 4 with a walk and run scored.
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.333), LF Anthony Giansanti (.286) and SS Carlos Penalver (.174) all recorded two-hit games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-4)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach allowed two runs in the ninth inning and lost 4-2 at home to Winston-Salem.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.381) and DH Shawon Dunston Jr. (.294) each went 1 for 4 with a double, a walk and run scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.296) went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (6).
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.25 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in seven innings, striking out three. He has allowed three earned runs in 12 innings this season has allowed just four runs in his last 43 innings pitched, dating back to last season.

South Bend Cubs (4-2)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Third Place (-0.5)

South Bend won its fourth straight game, topping Bowling Green, 6-5.

  • LF Donnie Dewees (.440) recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and three RBI (6).
  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.500) finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (1) in his first game with South Bend.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.375) went 2 for 3 with a run scored and RBI (2).
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (1.1 IP, SO) picked up his first save of the season, retiring all four batters he faced.
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