The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 7-1.
Carlos Pimentel started and took the loss. Pimentel pitched 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two.
Arodys Vizcaino is really struggling in Triple-A. Tonight he gave up three more runs on four hits, including a home run, in only 1.2 innings. Vizcaino has allowed three runs in each of this last three appearances.
Jasvir Rakkar has struggled with Daytona and Boise this season, but in his Triple-A debut, he threw a perfect inning in the bottom of the eighth, striking out one.
Iowa's only run came on a solo home run by Kris Bryant in the seventh inning. It was Bryant's ninth home run for Iowa and 31st on the season. Bryant was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Catcher Rafael Lopez was 4 for 4.
The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 6-5.
Starting pitcher Matt Loosen had trouble finding the plate tonight. Loosen allowed four runs on three hits over three innings, but the real crisis was that he walked six and hit a batter. Loosen struck out two.
The Smokies fought back from the 4-0 deficit and tied the game 4-4 in the seventh inning. But Hunter Cervenka allowed two runs in the top of the ninth to take the loss. Cervenka allowed two runs on two hits over 1.2 innings. Cervenka walked three, hit a batter and struck out two.
The Smokies were down two runs with two out and no one on in the bottom of the ninth, but two walks and two singles later they had one run and the bases-loaded. But catcher Luis Flores struck out to end the game.
Right fielder Jorge Soler hit his third home run in the past four games when he clobbered a solo blast to dead center to lead off the sixth inning. Soler was 2 for 4 with a walk.
Shortstop Addison Russell got his first Cubs and Smokies hit when he singled in the seventh inning. He also singled in the ninth and went 2 for 5 and the day.
First baseman Dustin Geiger was 2 for 4 with a double.
The Daytona Cubs were done in by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 7-4.
Starter Nathan Dorris kept the Blue Jays off the board for three innings. Unfortunately, he pitched the fourth inning too and he got rocked for five runs in that inning. Dorris pitched four innings and allowed five runs on eighth hits. He struck out three and walked three.
Dorris had not allowed a run in 18 innings before getting rocked in the fourth.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars were quicker on the draw than the Quad Cities River Bandits (Astros), 9-5.
Juan Paniagua started and got the win. He allowed two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings. Both runs scored in the sixth inning after he exited the game and reliever Michael Wagner allowed both runs to score. Paniagua struck out five and walked three.
Third baseman Jeimer Candelario had a huge game tonight, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and a home run. The home run came with the bases empty in the seventh inning and was his sixth on the season and first for Kane County. Candelario had four RBI.
Left fielder Kevin Brown also hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second for Kane County and third overall. Brown went 1 for 4.
Second baseman Ben Carhart was 3 for 5 with three runs batted in and one run scored. Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann picked up where he left off after his suspension, going 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and drove one in. Hannemann has had two or more hits in six of the last seven games he has played.
The Boise Hawks got stomped on by the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 9-3.
Starter Trevor Clifton allowed two runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Josh Davis relieved Clifton with the bases-loaded and two outs in the fifth and got out of the jam with a strikeout. But then he got into major trouble in the sixth inning, giving up four runs on five hits and only retiring one batter in that inning. It was Davis' first loss of the season.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run batted in. First baseman Alex Tomasovich was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
Catcher Mark Zagunis went 2 for 4 with a walk.