The Iowa Cubs blasted the Las Vegas 51s, 13-6.
Starter Casey Coleman got the win, although he allowed five runs over 6.2 innings. Coleman gave up ten hits, including one home run. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one. The line sounds worse than he pitched though. He got in trouble in the seventh with a huge lead and Vegas is a tough place to pitch.
Shortstop Darwin Barney came a double short of the cycle as he went 3 for 6 with a triple and his first home run of the year. Barney scored three times and knocked home four.
Barney's night overshadowed James Adduci, who was 5 for 5 with a double. Adduci scored four times.
Second baseman Matt Camp was 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Chad Tracy went 3 for 6 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI.
The Smokies were outslugged by the Carolina Mudcats, 10-9.
Starter Alberto Cabrera got knocked around for five runs on ten hits over 5.2 innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Dustin Sasser got the loss in relief. Sasser went 1.1 innings and allowed three runs on three hits. He walked three, one intentionally, but also hit a batter. Sasser struck out one.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos remained red-hot. He was 3 for 3 with his seventh home run, a second inning solo shot. Chirinos also walked twice and stole a base. He scored twice and had the one RBI.
The Daytona Cubs speared the Brevard County Manatees, 4-2.
Starting pitcher Chris Rusin pitched 4.2 innings and allowed only one baserunner by a hit by pitch. He promptly picked that runner off first base. Rusin struck out two.
Mike Perconte got the win with two innings of relief. He allowed one run on two hits. He walked two and struck out two.
Luke Sommer allowed a run in the ninth inning, but still got his fourth save. He surrendered two hits and a walk in the one inning he pitched. Sommer fanned one.
First baseman Jake Opitz went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI. He also walked once. Right fielder Kyler Burke went 2 for 4 with a double.
The Chiefs buzzed the Burlington Bees, 4-3.
Starter Ryan Searle got his first win of the year for Peoria with the textbook "quality start." Seale allowed three runs over six innings. He gave up six hits, walked four and struck out two.
James Leverton got his third save with a perfect ninth. He struck out two.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. Lee scored once.