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Cubs Minor League Wrap--April 15

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs painted the Memphis Redbirds blue, 7-5.

Thomas Diamond started and got his first win of the season. Diamond went five and allowed two runs on two hits. He walked three and struck out five.

John Gaub pitched the ninth and got the save. He gave up one hit but no walks or runs. He fanned one.

Catcher Welington Castillo made his first two hits of the season count. He had a home run and a double in three at bats. Castillo had two RBI.

Left fielder Jason Dubois hit his third home run of the season in a 1 for 4 game, a two-run home run in the first inning. It was also Dubois 71st career home run for Iowa, putting him just 19 home runs short of the Iowa Cubs/Oaks career record.

Shortstop Darwin Barney was 2 for 4 with a walk. Barney scored twice and stole his first base of the season.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies got in the eyes of the Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-4. The Smokies improved their record to 6-1.

Jeremy Papelbon had a short but strong night tonight. Papelbon gave up eight hits but only one run in 4.1 innings. A big reason for the success was that Papelbon struck out seven and walked nobody.

Alex Maestri got the win because Papelbon didn't go five. He pitched 1.2 innings and allowed one unearned run. He gave up two hits and didn't walk anyone. Maestri struck out one.

Like his counterpart in Iowa, catcher Robinson Chirinos also had a double and a home run tonight. It was his second home run of the year though. Chirinos was 3 for 4 with two RBI and the one run scored.

Third baseman Nate Samson went 2 for 3 with a walk tonight. Samson scored once and knocked two in.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs pinstriped the Tampa Yankees, 2-1.

Alberto Cabrera had a great start for his first win of the year. Cabrera went 6.1 innings and allowed only one run on six hits. He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

Oswaldo Martinez pitched a perfect ninth for his first save on the season. He didn't record a strikeout.

Left fielder Nelson Perez's two-out, two-run single in the fourth provided all the D-Cub scoring. Perez was 1 for 3.

Right fielder Kyler Burke was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were wished into the cornfield by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 8-6.

Starter Jonathan Nagel went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits. One of the runs was unearned. Nagel walked three and struck out one.

Tim Clubb relieved Nagel and got the loss after he allowed three runs in his one inning.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 5 with a run scored. DH Greg Rohan had two doubles in a 2 for 4 effort. Rohan scored once and had three RBI. First baseman Justin Bour went 2 for 4 with a double. He had two RBI.