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Cubs Minor League Wrap--May 19

Three day games today and the Iowa Cubs flying home from Reno after going 7-1 through the state of Nevada.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies fell short of the Huntsville Stars, 11-3.

Alberto Cabrera made his second start in AA and didn't make it out of the first inning. He got rocked for five runs on five hits and two walks. He only went two-thirds of an inning. He did manage one strikeout.

Third baseman Russ Canzler cranked out his fourth home run today in a 2 for 4 game. It was a solo home run in the second inning. Left fielder Ty Wright knocked out a solo shot in the third inning, his sixth home run of the year. Wright was 1 for 4.

Center fielder Tony Campana was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs beat the St. Lucie Mets, 7-2.

Starter Chris Rusin lasted 4.2 innings and allowed two runs on five hits. Rusin was impressive in striking out seven and walking no one.

Marco Carrillo got his second win with two shutout innings of relief. He surrendered two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one. (Note: this wasn't a "Rusin didn't go five" win. Carrillo was on the mound when the Cubs took the lead for good.)

Right fielder Kyler Burke blasted his first home run of the year today. It was a three-run shot in the seventh inning. Burke had a big day with two doubles and a home run in a 3 for 5 game. He had five RBI and scored twice.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He scored once. Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three times. DH Rebel Ridling went 2 for 3 with two walks and a run scored.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs bounced back tonight and skinned the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 11-7.

Starter Nick Struck allowed four runs on seven hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Jonathan Nagel did get the win because Struck didn't go five. He pitched two innings of relief and allowed one unearned run. He gave up one hit and one walk while striking out three.

Left fielder DJ Fitzgerald banged out a big 4 for 4 day with a double and a triple. He also walked once and scored three times.

Right fielder Nelson Perez had four RBI in a 2 for 5 game. He scored once. Catcher Mario Mercedes was 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored.