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Cubs Minor League Wrap--May 1

Since it's the first day of the month, I thought I'd give the team records tonight as well.

Iowa Cubs (9-13)

The Iowa Cubs were edged by the Omaha Royals, 2-1.

Jay Jackson didn't pitch badly, but he had a little trouble with the long ball and took the loss. He gave up two runs on two solo home runs over the six innings he pitched. Jackson allowed five hits total. He walked one and struck out four.

Shortstop Darwin Barney was 2 for 4 with a walk. Second baseman Matt Camp went 2 for 4 and scored the lone run.

The I-Cubs are in third place in their division, seven games behind the Nashville Sounds.

Tennessee Smokies (17-6)

The Tennessee Smokies beat the Chattanooga Lookouts, 4-3.

Andrew Cashner allowed two runs over six innings to claim his second win of the season. Cashner allowed four hits and issued three walks. Cashner struck out five.

Alex Maestri pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save of the year. Maestri gave up one hit and didn't walk or strike anyone out.

Russ Canzler had the big hit tonight when he cracked a two-run pinch hit home run in the seventh inning. It was his first home run of the season.

Second baseman Nate Samson went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Center fielder Tony Campana was 0 for 2, but he walked three times and stole two bases. Campana scored once.

The Smokies are in first place in their division, four games ahead of second place Huntsville.

Daytona Cubs (8-15)

The Daytona Cubs were chum for the Clearwater Threshers, 7-5.

Starter Rafael Dolis had his worst start of the year, as he allowed five runs on four hits over only 4.1 innings. Two of the runs he allowed were unearned, however. Dolis walked three and struck out two.

Luke Sommer got the loss when he allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Sommer only pitched the one inning and gave up three hits and a walk. He struck out one.

It was Rebel Ridling's night at bat tonight, as he hit two solo home runs. Overall, Ridling went 2 for 4 with a walk and just the two runs scored and two RBI. Ridling now has three home runs this year.

First baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a stolen base.

The D-Cubs are in sixth and last place in their division, 6 1/2 games behind Clearwater.

Peoria Chiefs (15-8)

The Chiefs won their 11th straight home game as they chopped down the Clinton LumberKings, 3-2.

Starter Jeffry Antigua was pretty good tonight, allowing only one run over six innings. The run scored on a solo home run, which was one of only three hits he allowed. Antigua struck out six and walked nobody.

James Leverton blew the save in the eighth, but got the win when Peoria pushed a run across in the bottom of the inning. Leverton pitched 1.2 innings and allowed no runs, although he allowed one inherited runner to score. He gave up only one hit and struck out three while walking no one.

Right fielder Jose Valdez was 2 for 4 with a run scored and a stolen base. It was his 14th stolen base of the year. Shortstop Logan Watkins was also 2 for 4 with a run scored.

The Chiefs have won all 11 home games they've played this year and are tied with the Quad Cities River Bandits for first place in their division.