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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 25

Long night tonight with a lot of rain delays.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs slipped past the Albuquerque Isotopes, 4-3.

Starter Ramon Ortiz improved his record to 6-3 by allowing three runs over six innings. Ortiz surrendered eight hits, two of which were home runs. Ortiz only walked one and struck out seven.

John Gaub got save number four with a scoreless ninth. He gave up one hit. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out one.

Darwin Barney played second base in a rehab assignment. He was 1 for 3.

Left fielder Ty Wright went 1 for 3 with a two-RBI double in the fourth inning.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were outlasted by the Birmingham Barons, 2-1 in 14 innings. This game started an hour and fifty-five minutes late because of rain.

Starter Nick Struck pitched the first six innings and allowed one unearned run. He gave up seven hits and walked one. He struck out three.

Jeff Stevens, Esmailin Caridad, Jeffrey Beliveau, Kevin Rhoderick and Rafael Dolis then shut down the Barons through the 13th inning.

The losing pitcher tonight was right fielder Nelson Perez, who entered the game tonight when the Smokies ran out of pitchers. He gave up a lead-off single, got an out on a sacrifice bunt, and then gave up the winning hit.

Right fielder Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 6. Left fielder Matt Spencer went 2 for 5 and was hit by a pitch.

This game ended at 12:30 local time in Birmingham. They play again tomorrow at 2pm.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs hooked the Clearwater Threshers, 4-1.

Angel Guzman made another start tonight and pitched two innings and allowed one run on three hits. He did not walk or strike anyone out.

Jordan Latham got his fourth win in relief with 2.1 scoreless innings. Latham allowed one single. He walked two and struck out two.

Frank Batista had an interesting 16th save of the season. Batista loaded the bases with one out on three singles. He then struck out the final two batters to end the game without allowing a run to score. Batista recorded all three outs in the ninth with a strikeout.

Left fielder Evan Crawford went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Right fielder Michael Burgess was 2 for 5 and scored once.

Shortstop Logan Watkins continued his red-hot June by going 2 for 4 with a triple. He scored once.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were eaten by the Kane County Cougars, 11-5.

Starter Eric Jokisch had a rough start, giving up nine runs on nine hits over 3.1 innings. Three of those hits were home runs. He walked one and struck out three.

Left fielder Greg Rohan was 3 for 5 and scored twice.

This game was delayed by two hours and forty-two minutes by rain in the fourth inning.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks downed the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 10-4.

Starter Willengton Cruz pitched the first four innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Hector Mayora relieved Cruz and got the win because Cruz didn't go five. Mayora allowed one run on two hits over three innings. He walked one batter and struck out two.

Second baseman Wes Darvill was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk. He had one double. He scored three times and had one RBI.

Third baseman Willson Contreras went 2 for 3 with a triple and two walks. He scored four runs and had two RBI.

Shortstop Brad Zapenas went 2 for 4 with a walk. He had two RBI.

Catcher Yaniel Cabeza went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Indians, 8-2.