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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 18

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs broke out to a 6-0 lead and hung on to beat the Salt Lake Bees, 8-7.

Alberto Cabrera started and got tagged for six runs on eight hits over only 4.1 innings. He walked five and struck out four.

Robert Coello got the win because Cabrera did not go five, but he earned it with 2.2 perfect innings. Coello struck out three.

John Gaub collected his seventh save with a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit. Gaub struck out one and did not walk anyone.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 5 with a double. He also stole a base and scored twice.

Third baseman Scott Moore went 2 for 4. He scored twice and knocked one man in. DH DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He had one RBI.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty and catcher Chris Robinson were both 2 for 4. Flaherty had two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies outflanked the Jackson Generals, 4-1.

Starter Ryan Searle got the win with seven strong innings. He gave up but one run on three hits. He struck out six and walked three.

Jeff Beliveau got his third save with two shutout innings. He gave up one hit. Beliveau didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Shortstop Junior Lake and first baseman Rebel Ridling both hit solo home runs in the sixth inning tonight. Lake's was his fifth home run for the Smokies and 11th overall. He also doubled in a 2 for 4 game. Lake scored twice and had two RBI.

Ridling's home run was his 17th this year. He was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs speared the Brevard County Manatees, 4-3.

Casey Harman pitched the first four innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He had some control issues as he walked six but he also struck out six as well.

Kyle Smit got the win with two innings of relief. He surrendered three hits and an unearned run. Smit neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Fireman Frank Batista pitched a scoreless ninth for his 24th save. Batista did give up one hit. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs skinned the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 5-4.

Luis Liria only gave up one hit in his five inning start. But he allowed three runs, probably because he walked six. Liria struck out three.

Roderick Pichardo got his first Chiefs win with two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.

Third baseman Dustin Geiger was 3 for 5. He scored twice and had one RBI. Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He had one RBI.

First baseman Richard Jones was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. Center fielder Rubi Silva was 2 for 5 and scored once.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks got ambushed by the Spokane Indians, 8-2.

Ben Wells started and got hit hard. He gave up eight runs on eleven hits over only 3.1 innings. At least he didn't walk anyone and he struck out three. One other small consolation was that one run was unearned.

Second baseman Zeke DeVoss was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Mariners, 5-4.