Adrian Cardenas went 4 for 5 today in an Iowa win. Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Let's just go straight to the games tonight.
The Iowa Cubs soaked the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 9-1. The Iowa Cubs won the nine game home-and-home series with Omaha five games to four.
Chris Rusin improved his record to 7-6 after allowing only one run on two hits over five innings. He did walk four batters and hit one. Rusin struck out three.
Third baseman Josh Vitters doubled home Cardenas in the third inning to extend his hit streak to 14 games. He was 1 for 5.
The Tennessee Smokies were vanquished by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-1.
Starter Dallas Beeler allowed one run on six hits over six innings. The one run scored on a solo home run by Joe Dunigan. Beeler walked two and struck out two.
Kevin Rhoderick took the loss in relief. He pitched two innings and allowed two runs on two hits, including Joe Dunigan's second home run of the night. Rhoderick walked one and struck out four.
The Daytona Cubs cracked the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), 4-3.
Starter Robert Whitenack pitched 4.2 innings. He allowed two runs on three hits. Whitenack walked three and struck out three.
Scott Weismann blew the save in the top of the ninth, but he ended up getting the win when the D-Cubs scored in the bottom of the ninth. Weisman pitched one inning and allowed a run on two hits. He struck out one and did not walk anyone.
Shortstop Ronald Torreyes was 2 for 5 with a double in the bottom of the ninth that put runners on second and third with only one out. Torreyes had one RBI.
Center fielder Rubi Silva hit a sac fly that scored left fielder John Andreoli and ended the game. Silva was 0 for 4. Andreoli went 1 for 3 with two walks and he scored twice, He had one RBI as well.
Right fielder Elieser Bonne was 2 for 4. Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 4 with an RBI and one run scored.
The Peoria Chiefs were left in the dust by the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 4-2.
Zach Cates started and took the loss. He allowed two runs on four hits over 4.2 innings. He walked four and struck out one. He also hit two batters.
The Boise Hawks lost to the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 5-4.
Starter Felix Pena went five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked one and fanned five.
Willengton Cruz took the loss in relief of Pena. He pitched three innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.
Vancouver's Matt Newman homered off of both Pena and Cruz.
DH Stephen Bruno was 2 for 4 and scored a run.
Second baseman Gioskar Amaya was hit in the head leading off the bottom of the first inning. He did not stay in the game.