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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 27

It still seems weird when the Cougars play the Chiefs, but the Chiefs came out on top tonight. Daytona got revenge by shutting out the Cardinals. Iowa dropped another one to OKC but the Smokies beat Huntsville. Finally, Boise and Breakfast don't mix.

Dan Vogelbach
Dan Vogelbach
Jason Zenda

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were shut down by the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 5-0.

Barret Loux started and took his fifth loss. Loux allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out four.

Iowa had four hits, all singles. First baseman Edwin Maysonet was 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies choked the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 6-3.

Another strong start for Kyle Hendricks, who gave up two runs over seven innings to improve his record to 10-3. One of the two runs was unearned. Hendricks was touched for six hits. He struck out six and walked only one.

Frank Batista entered the game with one out in the ninth, runners on first and second and the tying run at the plate. He got two ground ball outs to end the game. It was his 13th save.

For the fourth straight day, first baseman Justin Bour hit a home run. This one was a solo home run in the fifth inning, his 14th this season. Bour was 1 for 5.

Bour's home run was one of four the Smokies hit in the game. Right fielder Rubi Silva hit his thirteenth of the season with a man on in the second inning. Silva also tripled in a 3 for 4 game, coming a double short of the cycle. Silva scored twice.

In the third inning, center fielder John Andreoli cranked his second home run of the season with the bases empty Andreoli went 1 for 5.

Finally, third baseman Christian Villanueva hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, his fourteenth this season. Villanueva was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Jonathan Mota was 2 for 4 and had the only non-home run RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs scored four in the eighth and twice in the ninth to finish off the Palm Beach Cardinals, 6-0.

Starter Eduardo Figueroa allowed six hits over the first five innings. Figueroa struck out five and walked two.

Jeffry Antigua pitched the final three innings and got the win. He allowed a hit and a walk and struck out three. The win was Antigua's sixth this season and first with Daytona.

With this game, Antigua has now pitched for all four Cubs full-season minor league teams this season.

First baseman Dustin Geiger broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning with a two-run single. Geiger went 3 for 4 with a walk and one run scored. He just had the two runs batted in.

Left fielder Taiwan Easterling hit a ground-rule double in the eighth inning, scoring Geiger. It was Daytona's only extra base hit of the game. Easterling was 1 for 4.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were extinguished by the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 4-1.

Tayler Scott gave up three runs in the first inning and the Cougars never caught up. Scott finished after five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. He walked two and didn't strike out anyone.

The only Cougars run came on a solo home run by Dan Vogelbach in the top of the first inning. It was his fifteenth home run of the year. Vogelbach was 1 for 4.

DH Rock Shoulders went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 3-1.

James Pugliese threw the first six innings and allowed only one run on five hits. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone.

Eddie Orozco pitched the top of the ninth inning and allowed two runs and took the loss. Orozco gave up the two runs on two hits and two walks, one of which was intentional. Orozco had one strikeout.

Second baseman Danny Lockhart went 3 for 4 and scored the lone Boise run in the sixth inning.

This game started at 10:00am local time to accommodate a music festival taking place next door to Memorial Stadium.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Diamondbacks, 7-1.