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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- May 24

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were stung by the Salt Lake Bees, 1-0 ending their six-game winning streak.

Starter Thomas Diamond picked up his first loss of the season, although he pitched well again. He gave up one run on a solo home run over six innings of work. Diamond allowed five hits total. He walked two and struck out eight. His ERA over nine starts is now 2.01.

Jay Jackson pitched three shutout innings of relief.

Catcher Chris Robinson went 3 for 4. Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth and watched the Jacksonville Suns go down, 3-2.

Alberto Cabrera started and allowed one run on four hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Ryan Buchter pitched the top of the ninth and got the win. He didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one.

Right fielder Matt Spencer was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez drove home the winning run with a sacrifice fly. He went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs trapped the Brevard County Manatees, 4-2.

Last year's fourth round pick Christopher Rusin got his first professional win tonight. He pitched five shutout innings. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six.

Luke Sommer threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his sixth save. Sommer fanned two.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty went 2 for 4 with a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Catcher Mark Reed went 3 for 4 with the other RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs scored a run in the top of the tenth inning, but allowed two in the bottom of the frame to get bushwacked by the Quad City River Bandits, 8-7.

Nick Struck got the start. He allowed four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings. Two of the runs were unearned. Struck walked two and struck out two.

James Leverton blew the lead in the bottom of the ninth. Leverton pitched 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked one and fanned one.

Catcher Jonathan Mota hit the solo home run in the top of the tenth to give the Chiefs a temporary lead. Mota went 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI. It was his first home run of the season.

Right fielder Nelson Perez went 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBI. He also scored once. Second baseman Matt Cerda was 3 for 5 with a double. He had one RBI and scored once.