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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 27

Kane County gets their first win of the second half with a big come-from-behind win in extra innings. Iowa and Daytona both stay in first place with a win and a split doubleheader, respectively.

Rock Shoulders
Rock Shoulders
Courtesy of Kane County Cougars

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs stopped the reign (rain?) of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 4-2.

Starter Guillermo Moscoso got his fourth win with six strong innings. Moscoso allowed two runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Brian Schlitter pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save. He struck out one.

Shortstop Donnie Murphy gave Iowa an early 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It was Murphy's eighth home run this season. Murphy also doubled and scored in the fifth inning. He was 2 for 5.

Right fielder Dave Sappelt went 3 for 5 with a double and and RBI single. Catcher J.C. Boscan went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. First baseman Tim Torres was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 5.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies game was postponed because of wet grounds. They'll try to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split a doubleheader with the Tampa Yankees, winning game one 6-1 and dropping the second one 3-2 in eight innings.

Starter Ben Wells dominated the Yankees for six innings in game one for his fifth win. He allowed one run on five hits. More importantly, he struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.

Third baseman Wes Darvill hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning. Darvill also doubled in a 2 for 3 game.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. DeVoss scored twice.

Game two starter Zach Cates allowed two runs on two hits over five innings. One of the two runs was unearned. Cates walked four and struck out seven.

Larry Suarez took the loss when he gave up a walk-off solo home run to Peter O'Brien. That was the only hit and the only baserunner he allowed over 2.1 innings of relief. Suarez fanned one.

Right fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored both Daytona runs in game two.

Left fielder DeVoss went 2 for 3 in game two as well. He had one RBI.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars ended their six-game losing streak by biting the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 8-7 in ten innings.

Tayler Scott put the Cougars in a 7-1 hole early. He allowed seven runs on on six hits over four plus innings. Only four of the seven runs were earned, however. Scott walked three and struck out seven.

Sheldon McDonald kept Kane County in the game with three scoreless innings of relief, although he did allow one runner inherited from Scott to score. McDonald gave up three hits, but he didn't walk anyone and he struck out three.

Jeffry Antigua threw the final three innings without allowing a run for his fifth win overall and third for Kane County. Antigua gave up only one hit. He walked one and struck out three.

The big blow in the Cougars comeback was a three-run home run in the seventh inning by DH Rock Shoulders. It was Shoulders' league-leading 15th home run of the season. Shoulders was 1 for 4 with a walk.

The Cougars scored the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning when left fielder Oliver Zapata got to third base to start the inning on a bunt single and two errors on the play. Zapata then scored on a wild pitch during the next at-bat. Zapata was 3 for 4 with a triple and a walk in this game. He scored three times. He also stole a base.

Center fielder Albert Almora went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored two runs and had two runs batted in.

Shortstop Marco Hernandez went 3 for 5 with a double.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks jumped over the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 5-3.

Starter Loiger Padron allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Reliever Jasvir Rakkar got his first professional win with two scoreless innings of relief. Rakkar allowed one hit and one walk while he struck out two.

Michael Hamann pitched the top of the ninth inning for his third save. He allowed a double to the first batter he faced, but then stranded him by retiring the next three batters. Hamann did not have a strikeout.

The difference in this game was a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning by DH Yasiel Balaguert. It was his second home run this season. Balaguert went 1 for 2 with two walks and he scored three times.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann tripled and scored in the fifth inning. He was 2 for 4.

Left fielder Shawon Dunston went 2 for 4 with a stolen base. First baseman Jacob Rogers was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Giants, 3-1.