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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 18

Jeff Beliveau got the win in relief for Iowa tonight. Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Jeff Beliveau got the win in relief for Iowa tonight. Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs blew past the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 2-1 in 11 innings.

A good start tonight for Brooks Raley, who pitched seven shutout innings. He gave up five hits and he walked four. Raley struck out four.

Michael Bowden pitched two perfect innings after Jay Jackson allowed a game-tying home run in the one inning he pitched. Bowden struck out three.

Jeff Beliveau pitched the top of the eleventh and got the win when the I-Cubs scored in the bottom of the inning. Beliveau allowed one hit in the inning he pitched, but he didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Iowa's secret weapon tonight was the Zephyr's defense, which committed five errors, including one on a bases-loaded comebacker to the mound by Josh Vitters that scored Jim Adduci and ended the game in the bottom of the eleventh. Vitters was 0 for 6 with four strikeouts, ending his hitting streak at 16 games.

Right fielder Dave Sappelt was 2 for 5 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

Heading to Chattanooga. Probably taking a Choo-Choo.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were pinched by the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), 3-1.

Starter P.J. Francescon lasted 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked four and did not strike out anyone as his record in Daytona fell to 1-4.

Catcher Taylor Davis was 1 for 2 with a solo home run in the third inning. It was Davis's second Daytona home run and third overall.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were capsized by the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 9-8 in ten innings.

Starting pitcher Jose Rosario exited after 2.2 innings with an apparent arm injury. He allowed three runs on five hits. Rosario walked one and struck out one.

After Sheldon McDonald allowed four runs in the bottom of the fourth (after Peoria had scored four in the top of the inning), Luis Liria shut down the Whitecaps for 2.1 innings and Austin Reed pitched two more without allowing a run. But Larry Suarez entered the game in the bottom of the tenth with a one-run lead and blew the lead and the game. Suarez pitched 0.2 innings and allowed two runs on a hit, a walk and a hit batsman. He struck out one.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run. DH Bijan Rademacher, playing his first game for Peoria, was also 2 for 5 with a double. Rademacher scored twice and had two runs batted in.

Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He also stole a base. Chen scored two runs and knocked two home. Second baseman Zeke DeVoss was 2 for 6 with a double and two stolen bases. DeVoss had two RBI.

Finally, catcher Chadd Krist saw his batting average drop to .478 after going 2 for 5 with a double. Krist also scored two runs and had two RBI.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were mauled by the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 8-4.

Tayler Scott started and allowed four runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. One of the four runs was unearned. Scott walked three and struck out three.

Hayden Simpson took the loss in relief. Simpson pitched 2.1 innings and also allowed four runs on five hits. One of his four runs allowed was also unearned. Simpson walked three and struck out two.

DH Gioskar Amaya returned to the lineup after a beaning on Sunday and he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was his fourth home run of the season. Amaya went 2 for 3 with two walks. Amaya scored twice.

Left fielder Xavier Batista was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 5 with one RBI.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno went 2 for 4 and scored once. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 5 with two runs batted in.

AZL Cubs

Shut out the Dodgers, 4-0.