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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 2

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Tyler Colvin tied a Southern League record tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were blown down by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 3-1.

The Cubs pitching staff only allowed three hits tonight, but that was enough as starter Casey Fossum took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits over 5.2 innings. Fossum walked three (one intentional) and struck out six.

The I-Cubs only had four hits today. Second baseman Aaron Miles was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies

Behind the white-hot Colvin, the Smokies crushed the Carolina Mudcats, 11-1.

Starter Jeremy Papelbon evened up his record at 4-4 by allowing only one run on five hits and one walk. Papelbon struck out six.

Right fielder Tyler Colvin tied a Southern League record by getting hits his first three times at-bat today, thus extending his hit-streak in consecutive at-bats to 11. Colvin tied the record in style, too, as consecutive hit #11 was his ninth home run of the year in AA. It was a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Colvin was 3 for 5 overall and scored twice.

Third baseman Marquez Smith was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. Smith scored once and had two RBI. Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored. Catcher Welington Castillo was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs fell to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 3-2.

Starter Craig Muschko went five innings today, allowing two runs on four hits, including one solo home run. Muschko walked two and struck out five.

Jose Pina pitched one inning and took the loss when he allowed an unearned run. He gave up one hit, didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Second baseman Jose Made was 2 for 4 with a run scored. DH Starlin Castro went 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs extinguished the South Bend Silver Hawks, 5-4.

Starter Jeffry Antigua made his Midwest League debut today and he wasn't bad, allowing only one run on five hits over five innings. Antigua walked one and struck out four.

Kevin Kreier allowed a pair of inherited runners to score, but got the win when the Chiefs pushed a run across in the top of the ninth. Kreier was charged with no runs on three hits over 2.2 innings of relief. He did not walk or strike out a batter

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu had a triple in a 2 for 4 game. LeMahieu scored once and had two RBI.

Right fielder Kyler Burke was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored once. First baseman Rebel Ridling scored once and had two RBI in a 2 for 5 game.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks were beaten by the Vancouver Canadians, 2-1.

Starter Robert Hernandez went 5.2 innings and took the loss when he allowed two runs on two hits. One of the runs was unearned. Hernandez walked three and struck out an impressive nine.

Left fielder Derrick Fitzgerald went 2 for 3 with a walk and the lone Hawk run.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Dodgers, 4-2.