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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 25

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Another perfect night down on the farm. Neither the Smokies nor the D-Cubs have lost in over a week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs liberated the earth from the clutches of the Las Vegas 51s, 7-3.

Starter Ramon Ortiz evened his record to 2-2 by allowing three runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and only walked one.

DH Bryan LaHair was 2 for 3 with his 12th homer of the season; a solo shot in the second inning. LaHair also walked once.

Center fielder Brad Snyder went 3 for 5. He scored twice and knocked one in. Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Catcher Chris Robinson went 2 for 4 and scored once.

Left fielder Ty Wright was activated off the disabled list and played his first game since April 13. Wright was 2 for 3 with two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies bashed the Mississippi Braves, 10-6. The Smokies have now won nine straight games.

Brooks Raley started and picked up his second win. He pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Raley walked two and struck out four.

Catcher Luis Flores hit two home runs tonight: a two-run homer in the third inning and a solo blast in the seventh. Flores went 2 for 3 with a walk. He has four home runs for Tennessee this season and five overall.

Left fielder Rebel Ridling also smashed his ninth home run of the year tonight. It was a two-run homer earlier in the third inning. Ridling's final line was 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored. He also stole a base.

Third baseman D.J. LeMahieu had two doubles in a 2 for 5 night. LeMahieu scored twice and stole third base. First baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 5 with a double. He had one RBI and scored one run.

The Smokies record now stands at 31-16.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs won their eighth straight game with a 5-0 shutout of the St. Lucie Mets.

Starter Nick Struck was impressive tonight as he went six innings and allowed seven hits. He did not walk anyone and he struck out eight.

Center fielder Rubi Silva hit his second homer for the D-Cubs with a solo homer in the sixth inning. Silva was 2 for 3 and also hit a double.

Second baseman Matt Cerda was 1 for 2 with a double and two walks.

Daytona's record now stands at a ridiculous 35-12. They'll take on Bradenton tomorrow night as they try to reach the .750 mark.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs had a double-header scheduled tonight, but they only got in two and a half innings of one game before the skies opened up. The game was suspended with the Chiefs leading 5-1.