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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- July 9

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6-5.

Starter Esmailin Caridad had a rough night, giving up five runs on nine hits in a 6.1 inning stint. Caridad walked two and struck out six.

Greg Reinhard took the loss in relief when he entered a tied game in the ninth and allowed the winning run on a single and a double. He walked one batter intentionally. The only out he recorded was on a sacrifice bunt.

Catcher Steve Clevenger went 3 for 4 with a two-run triple tonight. He also scored once.

First baseman Bobby Scales was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were baked by the Montgomery Biscuits, 6-3.

Andrew Cashner was charged with three unearned runs in the fifth inning to take the loss. Cashner went 4.2 innings and gave up three hits and three walks. He only struck out one. However, since the only runs he allowed tonight were unearned (and two scored after he left the game), his ERA in AA dropped to 0.93.

Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 4 with an RBI. First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

Had a double-header rained out tonight. They'll try again tomorrow.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs forcibly sedated the Great Lakes Loons, 4-2.

Starter Aaron Shafer improved his record to 6-5 tonight. He allowed two runs, only one of which was earned, in five innings. He allowed four hits. He walked only one and struck out five.

Chris Huseby pitched a perfect ninth inning for his ninth save. He struck out two.

Right fielder Kyler Burke had a big game tonight, going 3 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. Burke had two RBI and scored once.

Catcher Michael Brenly was 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

On a long bus trip to Canada.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 8-5.