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Cubs Minor League Wrap--July 18

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Nashville Sounds, 4-1.

Jose Ascanio got the start and took the loss with four runs, three of which were earned, in six innings. Ascanio gave up six hits and struck out three. He didn't walk a batter, but he did hit two of them.

First baseman Bobby Scales was 2 for 3 with an RBI sac fly. Right fielder John-Ford Griffin went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Aaron Miles was 1 for 4 with a double in his rehab appearance.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies went ahead with a run in the top of the ninth, but gave back two in the bottom of the inning to fall to the Jacksonville Suns 5-4.

Hung-Wen Chen had a great start tonight, allowing only two hits in six shutout innings. Chen walked three and struck out five.

Obviously the bullpen wasn't so good. Brian Schlitter was the worst, as he entered the game in the ninth looking for the save and he walked the first batter and then gave up a two-run walk-off home run to the next one.

First baseman Blake Lalli was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk. Lalli scored once and had two RBI.

Left fielder Doug Deeds hit a solo home run in the ninth to give the Smokies a temporary lead in the top of the inning, Deeds was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs were outclassed by the Tampa Yankees, 8-4.

Starter Rafael Dolis went four innings and gave up two runs on four hits. He gave up two walks and fanned three.

Henry Williamson took the loss in relief, getting shellacked for three runs in 1.1 innings. Williamson allowed two hits and two walks as well as throwing two wild pitches. He struck out two.

Left fielder Josh Harrison had three hits in five at-bats. He had a double and a triple and stole two bases. Harrison scored once and had one RBI. Second baseman Marwin Gonzalez was also 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

The Daytona duo, shortstop Starlin Castro and third baseman Josh Vitters were both 2 for 5. Castro had a double and scored once. Vitters had an RBI.

Right fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 3 with two walks. He also stole a base.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs wiped out against the West Michigan White Caps, 9-0.

Starter Justin Bristow got pounded for five runs in five innings. He gave up six hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning. Bristow didn't walk a batter and struck out five.

Second baseman David Macias was 2 for 5.

Boise Hawks

Break up the Hawks. The Hawks shut out the Yakima Bears, 6-0.

Robert Hernandez started and went four innings, allowing only two hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Yohan Gonzalez got the win with three no-hit innings of relief. He walked one and struck out two.

DH Greg Rohan hit his second home run of the year tonight. Rohan was 2 for 4 and also doubled. He scored twice and had two RBI.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 5 and scored once and knocked one in. Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.

Burundi Davis was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Padres 3-1