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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 9

Big games for top prospects in Tennessee as Jorge Soler returns.

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Nice night for Bryant and Soler in Tennessee.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were blown away by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 9-1.

Kyle Hendricks started and took the loss after he allowed four unearned runs in the fourth inning. Hendricks pitched six innings and allowed the four runs on eight hits. He struck out six and walked one.

Alberto Cabrera had a bad game. He faced five batters and allowed three singles, a three-run home run and a two-run home run. Five earned runs in 0.0 innings.

Iowa got one run in the eighth inning when Brett Jackson scored on a Matt Szczur ground out. Jackson was 1 for 4 and Szczur was 0 for 4.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 0 for 2 with two walks.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies defenestrated the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 5-4.

Pierce Johnson started and allowed three runs on three hits over six innings. So a "quality start." Johnson struck out eight and walked two.

Jose Veras pitched a perfect inning of relief and got the win in a rehab assignment. Veras struck out one.

Armando Rivero got his seventh save, but he did give up his first run since April 11. Rivero pitched two innings and allowed the one run on three hits. He struck out two and walked one.

Third baseman Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run of the season in the fifth inning with the bases empty. Bryant was 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

Right fielder Jorge Soler played his first game since Opening Night and was a perfect 2 for 2 with a two-run double in the third inning. He also walked twice and scored one run.

Soler is still batting 1.000 on the season.

Second baseman Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 4.

Tennessee has now won 10 of its last 11 games. They've climbed to within two games of first place Huntsville at 20-14.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were shut out by the Brevard County Manatees (Brewers), 7-0.

Yao-Lin Wang pitched the first five innings and allowed four runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked one. He also hit a batter.

Daytona had only two hits in this game, both singles.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars outlasted the Burlington Bees (Angels), 5-2 in 11 innings.

It was a solid start for Duane Underwood, who allowed one run on seven hits over five innings. Underwood struck out three and walked one.

Juan Paniagua tossed four scoreless innings of relief on Underwood. He gave up four hits. Paniagua struck out five and didn't walk anyone.

After the Cougars took a 2-1 lead in the top of the tenth, Tyler Bremer came on to get the save. By Bremer blew the save when he allowed singles to the first two batters he faced and then uncorked a wild pitch to tie the game. But he got the win when the Cougars scored three more runs in the top of the 11th. Bremer struck out two and walked one.

James Pugliese got his first save of the season pitching the bottom of the eleventh. He gave up a two-out single, but otherwise the inning was without drama. Pugliese struck out one.

The Cougars took the lead for good in the 11th when second baseman David Bote hit a two-run double. He was 2 for 4 and scored a run when the next batter, left fielder Shawon Dunston Jr., tripled him home. Dunston was 3 for 5.

The Shawon-O-Meter 2.0: .243 and rising.

DH Ben Carhart was 2 for 6 with two doubles. One of those doubles gave Kane County the 2-1 lead in the top of the tenth.

First baseman Jacob Rogers went 3 for 5 with two doubles and one run scored.

Kane County is 24-10 and has opened up a five-game lead over second-place Peoria.