The Iowa Cubs split a double-header with the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Iowa lost the first game 3-2 in eight innings and won the nightcap 8-5.
In the first game, starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched well, allowing two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings. Bibens-Dirkx walked one and struck out three.
Blake Parker pitched the top of the eighth and got the loss. He surrendered one run on one hit and two walks. He did not strike out anyone.
Left fielder Ty Wright was 2 for 4 in game one.
In the second game, Jay Jackson started and got the win. He pitched six innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. Jackson walked two and struck out five.
John Gaub picked up his third save. He pitched a perfect seventh inning. Gaub struck out one.
Right fielder Tyler Colvin tied up the game in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run home run. It was Colvin's third home run for Iowa. Colvin was 2 for 4 with three RBI. Colvin scored twice and stole a base.
Second baseman Bobby Scales hit his ninth home run with a man on in the third inning. Scales was 2 for 3.
Center fielder Fernando Perez went 3 for 4 with a double. He scored once. Third baseman Scott Moore was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Catcher Chris Robinson doubled twice in a 2 for 3 game. He also scored once.
Finishing up the All-Star Break
The Daytona Cubs won a dogfight with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 6-3.
Starting pitcher Jeffrey Lorick picked up the win with six solid innings. He gave up three runs, two of which were earned, on four hits. Lorick struck out eight and did not walk a batter.
Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha cranked a two-run home run to deep center field in the fifth inning to give Daytona a lead they would not relinquish. It was Ha's eighth home run for Daytona. He was 1 for 3 and was hit by a pitch. He scored twice and had the two RBI.
First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 3 with a three-run double. He also walked once and scored once.
Also finishing up the All-Star Break.
The Boise Hawks won their home opener against the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 3-2.
Ben Wells got the start and lasted 4.1 innings. He allowed but one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Jose Rosario picked up the win in relief. He went 3.2 innings and allowed one run on five hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out one.
Bryce Shafer collected his first save for Boise and second overall with a perfect ninth. He did not strike anyone out.
First baseman Paul Hoilman went 2 for 3 with a two-RBI double. He also walked once.
Left fielder Ben Klafczynski was 2 for 3 with an RBI triple.
Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen went 2 for 4.