The Iowa Cubs swatted the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres), 3-1.
It was a strong start tonight for Dallas Beeler, who threw six scoreless innings and picked up his fourth win. Beeler surrendered four hits and issued two walks while striking out six.
Left fielder Josh Vitters hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his seventh on the season. Vitters was 3 for 4 with two RBI.
Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 1 for 2 with two walks and two steals. He scored once.
Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run batted in.
All Star Break
The Daytona Cubs demolished the Tampa Yankees, 11-2.
Daytona scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back, so it was an easy win for starter Tayler Scott. Scott pitched six innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out two and walked one.
In the bottom of the first inning, left fielder Rock Shoulders blew the game open with a grand slam, his third home run of the season. Shoulders was 1 for 5.
The next batter after Shoulders in the first inning was second baseman Gioskar Amaya, who went back-to-back with his second home run of the season. Amaya finished the game 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.
Right fielder Pin-Chieh Chen led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple and never looked back. He went 3 for 5 with one run scored and one RBI.
DH Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had one RBI. Left fielder Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 5 and also scored twice and had an RBI.
Kane County Cougars
The Boise Hawks were grounded by the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 5-2.
It's been a rough year for Ben Wells and his first start of the year in Boise wasn't any better. Wells went four innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on six hits, including a solo home run. Wells struck out four and walked three.
The Hawks struck out 13 times tonight and had four hits.
DH David Bote hit a solo home run in the eighth inning. Bote was 1 for 3 and was hit by a pitch. He stole a base and scored both Boise runs.