The Iowa Cubs winning streak came to an end as they were chopped down by the Portland Beavers, 7-4.
Starter Hung-Wen Chen took the loss. He gave up six runs on nine hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Second baseman Bobby Scales hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. It was Scales' sixth home run of the season. Scales was 1 for 4 with a walk.
First baseman Micah Hoffpauir went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Shortstop Darwin Barney was 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Nothing is going to stop the Smokies, however, as they banged out 21 hits and blasted the Huntsville Stars, 16-6.
Starter Craig Muschko improved his record to 7-3. He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed five runs, although only two of the runs were earned. He surrendered five hits and three walks. Muschko had one strikeout.
Believe it or not, Luke Sommer managed to get his seventh save in this blowout. Sommer pitched 2.1 innings and gave up a run on a ninth inning home run. He allowed two hits total. Sommer didn't walk anyone and struck out one.
The Smokies blew this game out with a nine-run eighth inning. Every non-pitching starter today had at least two hits and each of the two pitchers had one hit.
The Smokies hit two home runs tonight. The first was a solo home run in the second inning by catcher Steve Clevenger. Clevenger was 2 for 4 with two walks. He also scored twice. The second home run was by third baseman Russell Canzler, who hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning. Canzler also doubled and walked in a 2 for 4 night. He had four RBI total and scored twice.
Left fielder Brandon Guyer was 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI. Guyer scored twice. Center fielder Tony Campana was 3 for 5 with a double and a walk. He also stole his 40th base of the season. Campana scored three times and walked once.
First baseman Matt Spencer was 3 for 4 with two doubles. He scored twice and had one RBI. Right fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once and had two RBI.
Second baseman Tony Thomas and shortstop Marwin Gonzalez were both 2 for 5 with a run scored. Gonzalez had one RBI. Thomas had a double and two RBI.
The Daytona Cubs topped the Tampa Yankees, 4-2.
Robert Whitenack started and got his first Daytona win. He allowed only one run on five hits over six innings. Whitenack walked two and struck out three.
James Leverton pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. He struck out one.
DH Smaily Borges hit a two-run home run, his sixth of the season. Borges went 1 for 3. Third baseman DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
The Peoria Chiefs were held up by the Quad City RIver Bandits, 6-4.
Starter Francisco Batista took the loss. Batista allowed five runs on eight hits over only 3.2 innings. He walked two and struck out four.
Center fielder Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 5 with three RBI. Catcher Luis Flores was 3 for 5.
First baseman Justin Bour went 2 for 3 with a walk. DH Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. Right fielder Nelson Perez had a double in a 2 for 5 night. Perez scored twice.
The Boise Hawks lost to the Everett Aqua Sox, 2-1.
Starting pitcher Brent Eibinger pitched five innings and never once pitched with a man on base. He was perfect except for a fifth inning solo home run. Eibinger struck out seven.
Cameron Greathouse allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to take the loss. Boise committed two errors on back-to-back plays to end the game. Greathouse pitched 3.1 innings and allowed four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
DH Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 3.