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Cubs Lineup: 8/26/16 vs. Dodgers

Cubs vs. Dodgers — Dodger Stadium
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Mike Montgomery, lhp (4-5, 2.51 ERA)
Dodgers Starter: Bud Norris, rhp (6-10, 4.69 ERA)
TV: ABC-7; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs 10th Homestand Events and Promotions: 8/29/16-9/4/16

Maddon-GlassesThe Chicago Cubs kick off a seven-game homestand starting with the Pittsburgh Pirates Aug. 29-31. They will welcome the San Francisco Giants to Wrigley Field for the first time this season Sept. 1-4.

Six of the seven games this homestand include a promotional giveaway, including the continuation of Bud Fridays in the Budweiser Bleachers. Ticket availability is limited. Fans can purchase tickets at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Monday, Aug. 29, will receive a Cubs Lanyard presented by MasterCard.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older will receive Cubs Wine Cork Sunglasses presented by Barefoot Wine.

Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Wednesday, Aug. 31, will receive Cubs Player Decals presented by CITGO.

On Thursday, Sept. 1, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Rizzo Cap presented by Buona Beef.

Bud Fridays continue Sept. 2 with up to the first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older receiving Bud Fridays Maddon Glasses.

Up to the first 10,000 fans attending the game Saturday, Sept. 3, will receive a Cubs Tumbler presented by Pepsi.

On Sunday, Sept. 4, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under can run the bases postgame, weather permitting.

Guests and Entertainment
On Monday, Aug. 29, The Jesse White Tumblers will perform an acrobatic routine pregame and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Broadway actor and Chicago native Anthony Rapp also will throw a first pitch and sing the national anthem.

Country music artist Jordan Rager will sing the national anthem Tuesday, Aug. 30.

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.

U.S. Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings will throw a ceremonial first pitch Thursday, Sept. 1.

On Friday, Sept. 2, actor and comedian Jon Lovitz will throw a ceremonial first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch.

Former Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe will throw a first pitch and lead the seventh-inning stretch Saturday, Sept. 3.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating sausage selections at Platform 14 in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Gene Clines is a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage with sweet and spicy mustard, caramelized onions and shredded cheddar cheese. The Turk Wendell is a gyro sausage with tzatziki, feta cheese and chopped tomatoes. The Bill Bonham is an atomic pork sausage topped with cherry marmalade and smoked Gouda cheese.

Wrigley Field’s Decade Diner continues its rotating homestand specials as well. The Loaded Grilled Cheese with Smoked Bacon features a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with mac and cheese and Applewood smoked bacon served with french fries. The Chicken Tacos includes three ancho braised chicken tacos served on corn tortillas with pickled red onions, Cotija cheese, fresh cilantro and charred jalapeño crema.

Budweiser Bleacher guests can enjoy Brunch at the Ballpark presented by Tito’s Vodka Sunday, Sept. 4. Fans can order a Tito’s Bloody Mary made with America’s original craft vodka at the concession stands in the Right Field Porch. Those looking for a perfect food pairing can visit Platform 14, located behind the center-field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers, for a specialty Hot Doug’s breakfast sausage. This homestand will feature the Joe Borowski, a bacon sausage topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and chopped bacon.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
On Friday, Sept. 2, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” postgame press conference charity T-shirt initiative by representing Children’s Oncology Services in conjunction with Friday’s “Let’s Go Gold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at the ballpark. Children’s Oncology Services provides empowering, supportive, educational and fun experiences for children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The organization offers 11 different programs throughout the year serving children and families who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.

Cubs Charities will join Major League Baseball in the fight against pediatric cancer Friday, Sept. 2, by going “gold” for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day at Wrigley Field. Cubs players and coaches will wear “Let’s Go Gold” batting practice T-shirts, gold ribbon decals and wristbands, as well as participate in a special pregame activity alongside pediatric cancer patients and their families. Cubs Charities will donate a portion of game’s 50/50 raffle proceeds to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation and Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign, which support pediatric cancer research and programs. Bases used during the Sept. 2 game will be adorned with custom base jewels featuring “Let’s Go Gold” and a gold ribbon.

Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins will be signing autographs for a $20 donation, benefiting the Ron & Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, inside the main concourse Sept. 1-4 starting an hour before the game through the seventh inning. The mission of the foundation is to educate people about the availability and efficacy of diabetic alert dogs and to raise funds in order to assist approved clients in purchasing a diabetic alert dog.

Homestand Recap, Aug. 29 through Sept. 4
Monday, Aug. 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Lanyard presented by MasterCard, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • Pregame: The Jesse White Tumblers
  • First Pitch: Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Broadway actor and Chicago native Anthony Rapp
  • National anthem: Anthony Rapp
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Aug. 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Wine Cork Sunglasses presented by Barefoot Wine, up to the first 10,000 fans age 21-and-older
  • National anthem: Country music artist Jordan Rager
  • Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Aug. 31, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Player Decals presented by CITGO, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Hall of Fame Cubs pitcher Fergie Jenkins
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: CSN, ESPN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, Sept. 1, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:05 p.m.

  • Promotion: Rizzo Cap presented by Buona Beef, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch: U.S. Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings
  • National anthem: John Vincent
  • Broadcast: CSN+, MLB Network, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 2, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Bud Fridays Maddon Glasses, up to first 5,000 Budweiser Bleacher guests age 21-and-older
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz
  • National anthem: Wayne Messmer
  • Broadcast: WGN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 3, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs Tumbler presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 fans
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 4, Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 1:20 p.m.

  • National anthem: Wayne and Kathleen Messmer
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, TBS, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases, up to the first 1,000 kids age 13-and-under

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/25/16

Tennessee claimed a win in extras, Myrtle Beach wrapped up a road-series sweep, and Mesa’s one big inning was enough to secure the victory Thursday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (60-72)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-12.5)

Iowa registered just three hits in an 8-1 setback against the Storm Chasers.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.318) went 2-for-4 with a double (15) and an RBI (44). He has hit safely in 11 straight games (.396/19-for-48).
  • LF Chris Coghlan (.333) finished 1-for-3 with a run scored in his first rehab game with Iowa.
  • CF John Andreoli (.255) reached twice, going 0-for-2 with two walks. He has drawn 15 walks in his last 11 games.

Tennessee Smokies (26-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-9.0)

The Smokies claimed their fifth straight victory with a 5-4, 10-inning triumph over Jackson.

  • RF Lane Adams (.303) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (13) and a stolen base (7). He has gone 17-for-40 (.425) with four doubles, three homers and 13 RBI in his last 11 games.
  • DH David Freitas (.294) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.385/10-for-26), going 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He has scored 11 runs during the streak.
  • LF Kelly Dugan (.253) finished 2-for-5 with two doubles (14) and two RBI (44), including the game-winner. He is 10-for-21 (.477) with five doubles and two homers in his last five games.
  • C Ben Carhart (.263) hit his third homer (5) in his last four games, going 1-for-5 with two RBI (24).
  • RHP Stephen Perakslis (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 SO) tossed three scoreless innings to collect his first win.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (38-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach won its fourth straight game, topping host Carolina, 8-4, to sweep the series.

  • 2B David Bote (.342) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.446/25-for-56), going 4-for-5 with two doubles (24), a two-run homer (4) and three RBI (33).
  • SS Bryant Flete (.312) went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI (13).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.278) went 1-for-3 with a walk, double (6), two runs, three RBI (15) and two stolen bases (12).
  • LF Daniel Spingola (.228) and 3B Jesse Hodges (.215) each collected a hit and scored two runs.

South Bend Cubs (38-22)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

South Bend could not rally from an early 2-0 deficit, falling 2-1 at home vs. West Michigan.

  • DH P.J. Higgins (.273) and SS Andruw Monasterio (.216) each finished 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) went 1-for-4 with a double (40), for the team’s only extra-base hit.
  • LHP Justin Steele (5.30 ERA) gave up just two earned runs in six innings of work.
  • RHP Tanner Griggs (3 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) pitched three scoreless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (11-14)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.0)

Mesa scored three third-inning runs and held on for a 3-2 victory over the AZL Angels.

  • SS Isaac Paredes (.305) went 2-for-4 with a triple (3).
  • 1B Kevin Zamudio (.241) finished 2-for-4, his 10th multi-hit game.
  • RHP Jose Leidenz (4 IP, 2 H, 1 BB) allowed just two hits and no runs in a season high four scoreless innings of relief to earn his second win.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/24/16

Tennessee kept its streak alive, Myrtle Beach claimed a postseason appearance, and South Bend was victorious with a walk-off in extras. Iowa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Tennessee Smokies (25-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-10.0)

The Smokies claimed their fourth straight victory with a come-from-behind 6-5 triumph over Jackson.

  • RHP Michael Wagner (3.35 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in 6.1 innings, striking out four batters.
  • RF Lane Adams (.296) went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer (3), two runs scored and a stolen base (6). He has gone 15-for-35 (.429) with four doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in his last 10 games.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.205) went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI (12) and a stolen base (2).
  • SS Chesny Young (.300) went 1-for-3 with a walk, double (23), run scored and game-winning sac fly RBI in the ninth inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (37-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1, 10-inning win on the road at Carolina.

  • 2B David Bote (.332) extended his hitting streak to 12 games (.412/21-for-51), going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (30).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.251) went 2-for-4 with a game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning.
  • RHP Preston Morrison (2.12 ERA) struck out five and gave up just one earned run in five innings.

South Bend Cubs (38-21)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk-off with an 11-10 victory over West Michigan. The Cubs led 9-2 after four innings before seeing the game go to extras.

  • Midwest League MVP Eloy Jimenez (.336) went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer (14) and two runs scored. He has homered in consecutive games and gone 7-for-18 in his last four contests.
  • 3B Matt Rose (.236) went 3-for-5 with a double (13), a solo homer (12), two runs scored and two RBI (41). He has 16 RBI in his last 10 games.
  • CF Roberto Caro (.255) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.326) went 3-for-5 with a double (13), three runs and one RBI (24). It’s his third straight multi-hit game (.500/7-for-14).

Eugene Emeralds (18-9)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene collected just one single and one walk in a 1-0 shutout loss vs. Everett.

  • 1B Trent Giambrone (.302) recorded the team’s lone hit. He’s hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
  • LHP Manuel Rondon (1.20 ERA) suffered his first loss of the season, surrendering the game’s lone run in his 3.2 innings. He’s now 6-1.
  • RHP M.T. Minacci (2.1 IP, 1 BB) allowed no hits in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (10-14)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.0)

Mesa notched just six hits in a 4-0 shutout defeat against the AZL Angels.

  • LHP Pablo Ochoa (6.03 ERA) struck out three in four innings, giving up one run.
  • CF Luis Ayala (.291) went 4-for-5 with a double (4), his first four-hit game of the season.
  • RF Ruben Reyes (.254) went 2-for-5 and has reached base in seven straight games.
  • 1B Michael Cruz (.248) and C Jhonny Pereda (.280) each went 0-for-2 with two walks.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/23/16

Iowa edged out a win, Tennessee took both games of its doubleheader, Myrtle Beach posted a shutout, and Mesa battled back for a victory on Tuesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (60-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

Despite going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, the I-Cubs prevailed over Memphis, 3-2.

  • 3B Tommy La Stella (.310) was 2-for-4 with a double (2) and a run scored.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.188) connected for his first Triple-A homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.296) went 1-for-2 with a double (3), a sacrifice fly, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI (6).
  • RHP Josh Collmenter (1.35 ERA) tossed four scoreless frames in his second start, striking out two.

Tennessee Smokies (24-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies swept a twinbill over host Jackson, including a 10-inning, 4-2 victory in Game 1.

  • RF/LF Kelly Dugan (.250) combined to go 5-for-8 with two doubles (12), two homers (12), five RBI (41) and five runs scored. In his last 21 games (since July 31), he is batting .362 (25-for-69) with five homers and 14 RBI.
  • 1B/DH Ben Carhart (.264) also homered in both games (4) and combined to go 5-for-8. He added five RBI (22) and three runs scored. His two-run, two-out homer in Game 1 provided the go-ahead run.
  • DH/1B David Freitas (.289) added three doubles (19) in the twin bill, including a pair in the second contest. He tallied two RBI (35) and three runs overall, all coming in Game 2.
  • RF Lane Adams (.288) went 2-for-4 with a double (5), a run scored and two stolen bases (5) in Game 2. He also swiped a bag in the first contest.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (4 IP, 2 SO) tossed four hitless frames and picked up his fifth win of the season in Game 2.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach pitching blanked the Carolina offense and recorded 13 punchouts in a 7-0 victory.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.87 ERA) matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts. He gave up no runs in 6.2 innings. It’s his fifth start this season of at least six shutout innings.
  • 3B David Bote (.329) was 3-for-5 with two doubles (22), two runs scored and an RBI (29). He is hitting .404 (19-for-47) with seven doubles and seven RBI during his 11-game hitting streak.
  • DH Ian Rice (.255) went 2-for-4 with a double (10) and three RBI (29).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.248) and CF Donnie Dewees (.287) both had two-hit games. Baez added an RBI (44) and a stolen base (36), while Dewees tallied a double (5), an RBI (12) and two runs scored.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.246) and 2B Bryant Flete (.307) both added doubles.

South Bend Cubs (37-21)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Even after mounting a 5-0 lead by the fifth inning, the SB-Cubs lost to West Michigan, 6-5.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) hit a solo homer (13) in the fifth inning. He was named Midwest League MVP and Prospect of the Year yesterday. He is a league leader in RBI (78), doubles (38) and slugging percentage (.535), and ranks third in batting average (.335)
  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (2.78 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, striking out three for the win.
  • DH Adonis Paula (.231) and 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.321) each had a two-hit game and both hit doubles.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.218) and 3B Vimael Machin (.243) both finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Eugene Emeralds (18-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+2.0)

The Emeralds could muster only four hits and committed two errors as they fell to Everett, 3-1.

  • RHP Dylan Cease (2.86 ERA) fanned seven and gave up one earned run in four innings.
  • DH Jose Paniagua (.206) went 1-for-3 with a double (5), the lone Eugene extra-base hit. He also added an RBI (16).
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.263) was 1-for-3 with a stolen base (16).

Mesa Cubs (10-13)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.0)

Mesa plated five runs in the last two frames to come from behind and top the host AZL Giants, 5-3.

  • 1B Jhonny Pereda (.284) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He also added an RBI (21).
  • 3B Rafael Mejia (.212) and CF Luis Ayala (.276) each had one hit and one RBI.
  • RHP Michael Rucker (2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) has yet to allow an earned run in 8.2 IP with Mesa. This year’s 11th round pick out of Brigham Young University notched his third win of the season.

Cubs Lineup: 8/24/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 2:40 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (11-7, 2.16 ERA)
Padres Starter: Paul Clemens, rhp (1-2, 4.28 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Lineup: 8/23/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (15-5, 2.75 ERA)
Padres Starter: Christian Friedrich, lhp (4-9, 4.69 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/22/16

Iowa and Tennessee both picked up wins behind big innings, South Bend’s pitching carried the load, and Eugene was victorious in walk-off fashion Monday. Myrtle Beach had the day off and will resume play tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (59-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.288) went 2-for-3 with a walk, double (2), solo homer (1) and two runs scored. He has hit safely in six straight games (.450/9-for-20).
  • C Tim Federowicz (.291) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (8). He is batting .351 (13-for-37) with four homers and 11 RBI in his last nine games.
  • 2B Tommy La Stella (.280) finished 1-for-4 with a double (1) and run scored.
  • RHP Stephen Fife (3.26 ERA) pitched four scoreless innings, striking out four.
  • RHP Armando Rivero (2 IP, 2 BB, 5 SO) earned the win, striking out five batters in two scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (22-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies scored five runs in the last two innings to defeat host Jackson, 10-7.

  • CF Lane Adams (.267) went 3-for-5 with two doubles (4), one run scored and two RBI (9).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.297) reached three times, going 2-for-4 with a double (24), a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Kelly Dugan (.236) and DH Chesny Young (.302) each registered multi-hit games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.270) hit a two-run homer (5) in the second inning, and C David Freitas (.284) added a solo shot in the eighth inning (4). Freitas has homered in consecutive games and has scored two runs in three straight contests.
  • The Smokies had 10 extra-base hits in the game, including eight doubles.

South Bend Cubs (37-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend allowed just two hits in an 8-2 win over West Michigan.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.273) went 3-for-5 with an RBI (33), his first three-hit game since July 14.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.261) was 2-for-5 with three runs scored, one RBI (65) and a stolen base (7).
  • DH Sam Tidaback (.375) went 2-for-4 with a double (1) and two RBI (2).
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.320), LF Eloy Jimenez (.337) and SS Andruw Monasterio (.209) all added multi-hit games. Jimenez appeared in his first game since Aug. 14.
  • RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (0.00 ERA) has yet to allow a hit in two outings (5 IP) with Sound Bend, walking two batters and fanning seven in total.

Eugene Emeralds (18-7)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

Eugene snapped a two-game skid with a 1-0 walk-off victory in nine innings over Everett.

  • CF D.J. Wilson (.262) recorded a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning.
  • LF Chris Pieters (.274) went 2-for-4, his 17th multi-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Michael Knighton (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) recorded his 10th relief outing of at least two innings.
  • RHP Tyson Miller pitched a season-high 4.1 innings and recorded his first scoreless outing.

Mesa Cubs (9-13)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.5)

Mesa collected 10 hits, all singles, in a 6-3 setback vs. the AZL Athletics.

  • RF Ruben Reyes (.254) went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (11). He has hit safely in five straight games (.500/8-for-16) with seven runs scored.
  • CF Luis Ayala (.277) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (18) and two stolen bases (18).
  • DH Gustavo Polanco (.331) went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Cubs Lineup: 8/22/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (13-4, 2.86 ERA)
Padres Starter: Edwin Jackson, rhp (3-2, 5.20 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/21/16

Only Myrtle Beach was able to secure a victory on Sunday, but the other Cubs affiliates weren’t as lucky. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (58-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

Iowa allowed two runs in the first inning and could not rally back, falling 4-1 vs. Memphis.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.316) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.400/16-for-40), going 2-for-4. He has 14 RBI during the nine-game stretch.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.286) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (32).
  • RHP Jake Buchanan (4.53 ERA) fanned six, giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work. It’s his third quality start in his last four outings.

Tennessee Smokies (21-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-14.0)

The Smokies lost 5-2 vs. Jacksonville, their eighth loss in the last 10 games.

  • 1B David Freitas (.285) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (3) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.272) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Lane Adams (.236) went 1-for-3 with a double (2) and a walk. He has hit safely in four straight games (.286/4-for-14).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

The Pelicans scored two in the ninth and one in the 10th to walk-off with a 7-6 win over Lynchburg.

  • DH Ian Rice (.248) was 3-for-5 with a game-tying two-run homer (6) in the ninth inning and the game-winning RBI single in the 10th frame. He scored twice and collected three RBI (26).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.248) had his first three-hit game with Myrtle Beach, going 3-for-4 with a RBI (12).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.245) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (8) and two runs scored.
  • RHP Tommy Nance (3 IP, 1 H, 4 SO) threw three scoreless innings to collect the win. He has not allowed a run in his last five outings (8.1 IP).

South Bend Cubs (36-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but left 13 runners on base in a 3-2 setback at Lansing.

  • LF Roberto Caro (.248) went 4-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (17) and two stolen bases (4). It marked his first four-hit game of the season.
  • C Alberto Mineo (.250) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22), his third multi-hit game in his last four contests.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.259) was 2-for-4 with a double (23).
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (3 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) recorded his third straight outing of at least three innings. He has not allowed an earned run in his last five outings (13.2 IP).

Eugene Emeralds (17-7)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

Eugene lost its second straight game, registering just two hits in a 4-1 setback vs. Everett.

  • 2B Trent Giambrone (.308) collected both of the team’s hits, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer (3). He has hit safely in six straight games (.571/12-for-21).
  • RHP Erling Moreno (0.45 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings. It’s the first run he’s allowed in 20 innings with the Emeralds this season.
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