The Iowa Cubs were mute against the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 8-0.
Chris Rusin wasn't as good as last time, when he had a no-hitter. This time he lost his fifth game by allowing five runs on eight hits over six innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Rusin struck out six and walked no one, although he did hit two batters.
Rusin had one of Iowa's two hits. Logan Watkins had the other.
The Tennessee Smokies trashed the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 10-7.
Jose Veras started the game and tossed a perfect inning in a rehab assignment. He did not have a strikeout.
Veras was relieved by Arodys Vizcaino, who gave up a two-out triple in the second inning, but struck out the other three batters he faced.
Pierce Johnson was the real starter in the third inning, but he was back to being the guy who can't find the plate again. Johnson allowed four runs on five hits and six walks over 2.2 innings. He had one strikeout.
P.J. Francescon got his team-best fifth win, all of which came in relief. Francescon gave up a run on two hits over 2.2 innings. Mostly, he gave up the run on a solo home run in the sixth inning. Francescon struck out four and walked one.
Third baseman Kris Bryant hit his eleventh home run of the season when he clobbered a no-doubt three-run shot in the third inning. Bryant was 2 for 5 with four RBI and one run scored.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno went 4 for 5 with a double and a triple. Bruno scored once and had two RBI.
Catcher Taylor Davis was 3 for 5 with two doubles and a triple. He hand two RBI and scored two runs.
It was a great start tonight for Ben Wells, tossing six innings and allowing only three hits. Wells struck out eight and didn't walk anyone as he collected his second win of the season.
Center fielder Albert Almora hit three doubles in a 3 for 5 game. Almora had four RBI and scored once.
Left fielder Zeke DeVoss went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He was also hit by a pitch once. DeVoss scored three times and had one RBI.
Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one batted in.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars lost a finger to the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 3-2.
Starter Daury Torrez did not allow a run over his six innings of work. Torrez gave up three hits and a walk while striking out one.
Nathan Dorris took the loss in relief. Dorris gave up three runs on two hits and three walks (one intentional) over two innings. He also hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. Dorris made an errant pickoff throw too. He struck out three.