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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- July 27

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes, 5-2.

Jose Ascanio got the start this afternoon and took the loss, allowing three runs over five innings. Ascanio gave up eight hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Bobby Scales was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Shortstop Darwin Barney was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies beat the Mobile BayBears, 8-2.

David Patton had the rehab start tonight and he allowed two runs on three hits over 2.2 innings. However, both runs were unearned. Patton didn't walk anyone and struck out one. Patton threw 45 pitches, 28 for strikes

Jeremy Papelbon got the win with 4.1 innings of shutout relief. Papelbon allowed three hits, struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Second baseman Tony Thomas hit his ninth home run tonight, a two-run homer in the second inning. Thomas was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Right fielder Doug Deeds also homered and had a double as well. Deeds was 2 for 3 with a walk. Deeds scored three times.

First baseman Blake Lalli went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. However, he committed two errors as well. Catcher Mark Reed had a double in a 2 for 4 night. Reed scored twice and had two RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were infiltrated by the Sarasota Reds, 1-0.

Starter Rafael Dolis allowed only one hit over five shutout innings. Dolis didn't walk anyone and struck out four.

Henry Williamson got the loss in relief. He allowed one run on four hits over 2.2 innings. Williamson didn't walk anyone and struck out two.

Center fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 3 with a double.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs skinned the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2-1.

Tonight's game was about as rare as you'll see in the minor leagues, especially in the lower minors. In a nine-inning game, both starting pitchers threw a complete game. The winning pitcher was the Chiefs' Austin Bibens-Dirkx, who allowed his one run on a solo home run in the fourth inning. He allowed five hits total, didn't walk anyone and struck out seven.

First baseman Rebel Ridling was 4 for 4 with a solo home run. Shortstop Ryan Flaherty was 1 for 4 with a solo homer.

Right fielder Kyler Burke went 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks were made green with envy by the Eugene Emeralds, 10-2.

Starter Robert Hernandez took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits over three innings. Hernandez walked one and struck out three.

Center fielder Brett Jackson kept his hitting and on-base streaks alive by going 1 for 4 with a run scored.

AZL Cubs

Got pummeled by the Athletics, 12-4.