Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 14

I could really get used to these "Everyone wins" nights.

Big night for Brett Jackson down in Daytona, for those of you who don't click on "Continue reading." Something about a cycle.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs rocked the Round Rock Express, 5-4.

Thomas Diamond improved his record to 5-2 with a five-inning start. He gave up two runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Brian Schlitter got his ninth save, but it was an ugly one. Schlitter pitched the ninth and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. He had runners on first and second with one out before getting the final two outs on a pop up and a force out.

Center fielder Sam Fuld was a perfect 3 for 3 with 2 walks. Fuld hit a triple, scored twice and had one RBI. Fuld also stole a base.

Second baseman Matt Camp went 3 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies buried the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, 2-1.

Starter Hung-Wen Chen got the win with six shutout innings. He gave up four hits and walked three. Chen struck out four.

David Cales also had kind of an ugly save. He went 1.1 innings and allowed a run on three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one. Cales now has six saves.

Second baseman Tony Thomas and right fielder Brandon Guyer were both 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

The Smokies now have a 2.5 game lead in the North Division with five games to play. The Smokies have one canceled game that won't be made up, so the magic number to clinch the first half title is three.

Daytona Cubs

Brett Jackson hit a two-run walk-off home run as the Daytona Cubs grounded the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 6-4 in 11 innings.

Dae-Eun Rhee started and allowed three runs on two hits over four innings. One of the two hits was a three-run home run in the first inning. Rhee walked three and struck out two. He also hit a batter.

Marco Carrillo picked up the win with three innings of shutout relief. Carrillo gave up two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.

Jackson's home run completed the cycle for him tonight, as he was 4 for 6 with a single, double, triple and a home run. Jackson had three RBI total and now has four home runs this year.

DH Smaily Borges was 2 for 5. Left fielder Jose Valdez was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs crushed the Burlington Bees, 12-5.

Robert Whitenack started and got the win with six innings of work, allowing three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Sixteen hits for the Chiefs, but only first baseman Greg Rohan left the yard. Rohan was 2 for 4 with his fourth homer. He had two RBI and scored twice.

Third baseman Matt Cerda was 3 for 5 with a triple. He scored three times and had three RBI. Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 3 for 5 and scored twice.

Left fielder DJ Fitzgerald, right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha and DH Nelson Perez were all 2 for 5 with a double. Fitzgerald scored twice and had one RBI, Ha scored once and had two RBI and Perez had one RBI.

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