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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 11

Everyone lost today, although Jeimer Candelario and Willson Contreras had big games for Kane County.

Jeimer Candelario
Jeimer Candelario
Sue Skowronski

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were stopped by the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 8-5.

Guillermo Moscoso pitched the first five innings and took the loss after he gave up three runs on four hits, including a two run home run. Moscoso walked three and struck out two.

Center fielder Brett Jackson gave Iowa an early lead when he hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning. It was his sixth home run of the year. Jackson was 1 for 4 with a walk.

Before he was suspended indefinitely, first baseman Ian Stewart hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, his fifth on the year. Stewart went 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were caught hibernating by the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks), 3-2.

Starter Eric Jokisch pitched well, but took the loss anyway. Jokisch gave up three runs on six hits over 6.2 innings. The big blow was a two-run home run in the sixth inning, after the leadoff hitter in the inning reached on a strike out and a passed ball. So only two of the three runs were earned. Jokisch struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

This game ended when first baseman Jonathan Mota was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a Ronald Torreyes single.

Mota was 2 for 4 and scored one run. Torreyes was 1 for 2.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs game was postponed because of a wet field.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were stung by the Burlington Bees (Angels), 7-6.

It was not Jose Rosario's night, as he allowed four runs in the first inning and seven in the first three. He did settle down after that, but the damage was done. Rosario lasted five innings and allowed the seven runs on seven hits, including a pair of home runs by Andrew Ray. One of the seven runs was unearned. Rosario walked four and only struck out one.

Shawn Camp pitched a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance. Camp allowed one single and one more runner reached on an error. Camp struck out one.

After Kane County fell behind 4-0 in the top of the first, catcher Willson Contreras tied the game up with a three-run home run, his sixth of the season. Contreras went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario had a pair of doubles in a 3 for 5 game. He scored one run and batted one in.

Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 4. Center fielder Albert Almora was 1 for 4 with a walk, extending his hitting streak to ten games. Almora scored one run.