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The Iowa Cubs stopped the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 9-5.
Ramon Ortiz started and got the win. He pitched eight innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. Two of the hits were home runs. Ortiz did not walk anyone and struck out three.
Second baseman Bobby Scales hit a grand slam as part of an eight run eighth inning. It was Scales seventh home run of the year. Scales went 1 for 3 with three walks.
DH Bryan LaHair went back-to-back with Scales in the eighth inning; his 18th home run this year. LaHair was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The Smokies game was rained out tonight. Jackson lost to Carolina, so the Smokies magic number fell to one.
The Daytona Cubs lost to the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers), 5-1 in a game shortened to five innings because of smoke coming from wildfires in the area.
Starter Dae-Eun Rhee pitched all five innings and allowed the five runs on nine hits. One of the five runs was unearned. Rhee walked one and struck out five.
The D-Cubs only had three hits. Michael Burgess was 1 for 2 with a double and a run scored.
In the first game, Angel Guzman started and pitched the first two innings. He allowed one run on two hits and a walk. He did not have a strike out.
Brett Ebinger got the loss in relief, although he pitched well. Ebinger allowed one run on seven hits over five innings. He did issue a walk and he struck out one.
Catcher Sergio Burruel had a double and two walks in three trips to the plate. He scored the Chiefs lone run.
In the second game, starter Cam Greathouse allowed the first six batters he faced to reach base and five of them scored. After that, he settled down, but still got the loss. Greathouse pitched four innings and allowed the six runs on three hits and four walks. Greathouse struck out one.
Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 3 with a double.