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Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 28

Despite the weather, all four minor league teams got a game in . Iowa stays in first place with their sixth straight win.

Dylan Heuer

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs drenched the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-3.

Eric Jokisch started and got his second win after he allowed two runs on six hits over 6.1 innings. Jokisch walked two and struck out eight.

Blake Parker struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Shortstop Javier Baez gave Iowa a lead that they would never relinquish in the top of the first inning with a three-run home run, his third of the season. Baez was 1 for 3 with two walks.

The home run went a long, long way.

First baseman Lars Anderson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first this year. Anderson had a 3 for 4 night with a double and the home run. He had two RBI.

Right fielder Chris Coghlan went 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored on the Baez home run. He also stole a base.

Logan Watkins went 0 for 4 with a walk, snapping his 12-game hit streak.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies extinguished the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 4-1.

Fresh off of winning the Southern League Pitcher of the Week award, Corey Black won his second game after he allowed only one run on three hits over six innings. The one run scored on a home run in the top of the first inning. Black struck out five and only walked one.

Tony Zych has had a rough April, but he pitched the ninth inning to get his first save of the season, Zych allowed a single to the first batter he faced, but ended the game with a fly out and a double play ground ball.

Tennessee scored all four runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by RBI doubles by Kris Bryant and Rafael Lopez. Lopez was 2 for 3 and Bryant was 1 for 4.

Right fielder John Andreoli went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs lost a wild one to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 11-10.

It was a pretty awful start for Rob Zastryzny, who allowed three home runs, including a grand slam in the first inning. Zastryzny's final line was eight runs on eight hits over four innings. He walked four and struck out four.

Arodys Vizcaino tossed another scoreless frame in the seventh inning. He gave up a leadoff walk, but faced the minimum after a fly out and a double play.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario answered Lakeland's grand slam with a grand slam of his own in the third inning. It was Candy's second home run of the year. Candelario also had a two-run double in the seventh inning that got Daytona to within a run. Candelario was 2 for 4 with a walk and the six RBI.

Left fielder Bijan Rademacher extended his hitting streak to 12 games by going 3 for 5 with a double. Rademacher had one RBI and he scored twice.

Center fielder Albert Almora was 2 for 5 and he scored twice. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 5 with two RBI and one run scored.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars lost to the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) 1-0 in a game that ended after six innings because of rain.

Paul Blackburn pitched the first five innings and allowed one run on three hits. Blackburn struck out four and didn't walk anyone.

Kane County had three hits in this game, all singles.