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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 26

Iowa Cubs

Rained out. They'll play a double-header tomorrow.

Tennessee Smokies (32-28)

The Smokies scored two runs in the top of the ninth to batter the Carolina Mudcats, 2-1.

Starter Casey Coleman pitched well tonight, allowing only one run over six innings. He gave up five hits, walked two and struck out three.

David Cales pitched a perfect eighth inning and got the win. Brian Schlitter faced two batters in the bottom of the ninth and struck them both out to get his 20th save.

First baseman Russ Canzler had a big two-run double in the ninth that accounted for all of the Smokies runs. Canzler was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Left fielder Ty Wright was 3 for 3 with a walk, a double and a run scored. Right fielder Tyler Colvin was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs (25-32)

The Daytona Cubs were blitzed by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 7-1.

Jay Jackson started and got the loss. He went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. One of the runs allowed was unearned. Jackson only walked one and struck out eleven in his five innings, so he had the strikeout pitch going.

The D-Cubs only had four hits tonight. Josh Vitters was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Peoria Chiefs (36-22)

A playoff spot got one step closer for the Chiefs tonight as they rounded up the Quad City River Bandits, 7-3.

Chris Archer started tonight but couldn't make it through five innings, so he didn't get the win. Archer went four plus innings (including the first two batters of the fifth) and was charged with allowing three runs on three hits. The good news is he struck out five. The bad news is that he also walked five.

Alberto Cabrera improved his record to 8-2 tonight with 3.1 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up two hits, walked three and struck out three. Ryan Buchter finished out the game, pitching the final 1.2 innings to grab his fifth save. Buchter allowed one hit and two walks. He struck out three.

Drew Rundle hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second which gave the Chiefs a lead they would never relinquish. It was Rundle's third homer of the season. Rundle was 2 for 3 tonight with a walk and a stolen base. He scored twice and had the three RBI.

Right fielder Nelson Perez was 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Catcher Mario Mercedes had a double and a run scored in a 2 for 4 game.

Boise Hawks (30-35)

The Boise Hawks were trounced by the Spokane Indians, 7-1.

If you can't say anything nice about a game. . .

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 5-2.