The Iowa Cubs topped the Nashville Sounds, 5-4.
Mitch Atkins got the start today and lasted six innings, allowing three runs on five hits. Atkins walked one and struck out five.
Greg Reinhard vultured the win by allowing a run in the eighth inning on a walk and a hit. He also struck out one.
Blake Parker notched his 11th save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed one hit, but didn't walk or strike out anyone.
Third baseman Aaron Miles was 1 for 5 with a double.
The Smokies were outshined by the Jacksonville Suns, 7-5.
Starter Casey Coleman's control abandoned him today as he walked six Suns in his four-inning start. Combined with five hits, Coleman allowed four runs. Coleman struck out four.
Marcos Mateo got the loss in relief. Mateo allowed three runs on two hits over 1.1 innings, although only one of the three runs was earned. He didn't walk a batter although he hit one and struck out one.
First baseman Blake Lalli hit a three-run home run in the first inning. It was his fourth blast of the season. Lalli was 1 for 3 with a walk.
The D-Cubs beat the St. Lucie Mets, 3-2 in a game that ended in the seventh inning because of rain.
James Leverton got the win by allowing two runs in his five-inning start. He gave up five hits. Leverton walked two and struck out five. One of the two runs he allowed was unearned.
Jose Pina threw a hitless sixth inning and that ended up getting him his first save. He walked one and struck out one.
DH Robinson Chirinos provide all the Cubs offense with a three-run home run, his eleventh on the year. Chirinos was 1 for 2 with a walk.
The Chiefs usurped the Clinton Lumber Kings, 6-5.
Starting pitcher Jeffry Beliveau had a rough outing today. Beliveau was rocked for five runs on four hits and three walks in only 4.1 innings. Beliveau fanned four.
Marcus Hatley got the win in relief with a perfect inning of relief. He struck out two of the three batters.
Chris Huseby got his 12th save with three scoreless innings of relief to close out the game. He gave up one hit and one walk while striking out three.
Left fielder Nelson Perez went 2 for 4 with a bases-loaded double that cleared the bases for three RBI.
Robert Whitenack threw the first four innings and allowed one run on a solo home run. He gave up four hits total. Whitenack walked one and struck out three.
Joe Simokaitis took the loss by allowing a run in two innings of relief.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 5 with an RBI and his 12th stolen base. Third baseman Greg Rohan was 2 for 4. First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Quick Brett Jackson note. Jackson didn't start today but came in as a pinch-hitter and walked. For all the talk of his strikeouts coming out of Berkeley, he has now walked 14 times in the Northwest League compared to 12 strikeouts in 64 trips to the plate. Two of those walks were intentional, but I have to say that this wasn't what we were expecting out of Jackson, and that's a good thing.