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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 24

Justin Berg got the win for the I-Cubs tonight.
Justin Berg got the win for the I-Cubs tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs defeated the Memphis Redbirds, 5-3.

Starter Alberto Cabrera threw five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. Cabrera walked four and hit a batter while striking out seven.

Justin Berg pitched one inning and walked the bases loaded but pitched out of the jam without allowing a run. He did not allow a hit in the inning he pitched and he struck out one. Berg got the win and improved his record to 3-0.

Scott Maine threw an old-fashioned three inning save. He only allowed one hit. Maine did not walk anyone and he struck out six.

First baseman Bryan LaHair and catcher Welington Castillo hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. It was LaHair's twentieth home run this season and Castillo's tenth. Both hitters were 1 for 4 with the one RBI.

Center fielder Fernando Perez was 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got their first win of the second half with a 4-3 victory over the Birmingham Barons.

Starter Brooks Raley got the win with seven innings of work. He allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits. Raley walked two and struck out four.

Rafael Dolis collected save number eight tonight with a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit but no walks. Dolis struck out one.

Left fielder Nelson Perez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. It was Perez's fourth home run for the Smokies and eighth overall. Perez went 1 for 4.

Center fielder Matt Camp was 1 for 3 with a double and two walks.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs speared the Clearwater Threshers, 5-2.

Brett Wallach got the start and he lasted 4.1 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits, although one of the two runs was unearned. Wallach walked two and struck out three.

Jeffrey Antigua got his first win in relief of Wallach. Antigua pitched 2.1 innings without allowing a run. He surrendered four hits. Antigua walked no one and struck out five.

Frank Batista pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 15th save. Batista did not allow a hit, but he did walk one batter. He also struck out one batter.

Left fielder Evan Crawford led off the bottom of the first inning with his first home run of the season. Crawford went 2 for 5.

Shortstop Logan Watkins went 2 for 4 and scored once. Watkins is hitting .431 with a .540 OBP in June.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs fell to the Kane County Cougars, 6-2.

Austin Kirk started and took the loss. Kirk gave up four runs over five innings on six hits, including a pair of home runs. Kirk walked three and struck out five.

First baseman Richard Jones went 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils, 10-6.

Austin Reed started tonight and got knocked around a bit. He lasted only 3.2 innings and he gave up six runs on four hits, three walks and a hit batsman. Reed struck out one.

Jin-Young Kim got his first professional win with 3.2 innings of scoreless relief. He did allow two runners inherited from Reed to score, however. Kim gave up five hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Bryce Shafer got his second save for Boise with a perfect 1.2 innings. Shafer struck out three.

DH Paul Hoilman went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He had three RBI and scored once.

Right fielder Ben Klafczynski was 2 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He had two RBI.

First baseman Chad Noble was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored three times and had one RBI. Shortstop Wes Darvill went 2 for 2 with two walks. He scored three runs. Second baseman Kenny Socorro went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Socorro crossed home once.

AZL Cubs

Had the day off.