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Cubs Minor League Wrap--May 17

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got back on track by shooting down the Reno Aces, 9-2.

Starter Andrew Cashner improved his AAA record to 2-0 by allowing only one run on six hits over six innings. He walked one but only struck out one.

Third baseman Chad Tracy hit his first home run of the year, a fourth inning solo blast. Tracy was 1 for 2 with a walk.

Shortstop Darwin Barney went 3 for 5 with a double. Barney scored three times and had one RBI. He also stole a base. Second baseman Matt Camp was 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies swept a double-header from the Huntsville Stars, 9-2 and 8-3.

In the first game, starter Craig Muschko got the win by allowing two runs on three hits over five innings. Both runs were scored on solo home runs. Muschko walked one and scored two. Scott Maine threw two shutout innings of relief for his second save. Maine allowed no hits, but walked one and struck out one.

Left fielder Ty Wright hit a grand slam in the seventh inning. Wright was 3 for 4 with five RBI and two runs scored. Wright now has five home runs this year.

Third baseman Josh Vitters hit his first AA home run in game one. Vitters was 2 for 3 with one RBI and two runs scored. First baseman Blake Lalli also homered for the second time this season, a two-run blast. Lalli was 2 for 3 with three RBI.

In game two, Chris Carpenter improved his record to 2-1 by allowing three runs (two earned) over six innings. He surrendered six hits and issued two walks. He struck out three.

Vitters went 2 for 4 in game two with two RBI. He also stole home as part of a double steal.

First baseman Russ Canzler and right fielder Matt Spencer hit back- to-back solo home runs in the fourth. It was Canzler's third blast and Spencer's fourth. Canzler was was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored and Spencer went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Spencer also stole a base.

Catcher Steve Clevenger hit a double in a 2 for 4 game. He scored once and had one RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs crossed the path of the St. Lucie Mets black cat, 5-2

Rafael Dolis took the loss to drop to 1-3. Dolis went 5.2 innings and allowed two runs on three hits. One of the runs was unearned. Dolis walked three and struck out four.

First baseman Rebel Ridling went 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

Q: What was Harry Houdini's greatest escape? A: Getting out of Appleton, Wisconsin.

We'll see if the Chiefs can match the great magician as they headed there today to take on the Timber Rattlers tomorrow.