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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 8

Iowa stays in a tie for first place with the only win in the system today. Kris Bryant is still good.

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Long week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs blanked the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Rockies), 3-0.

Dallas Beeler went seven innings and gave up just five hits. He walked two and struck out five as he got his third win of the season.

Zac Rosscup tossed a perfect inning in a rehab assignment, striking out one.

Blake Parker pitched the ninth inning and took over the PCL lead in saves with 13. Parker allowed a two-out walk, but no other base runners. He struck out two.

Shortstop Javier Baez singled and scored in the fourth inning and had an RBI single in the eighth. He was 2 for 4 and stole a base.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara tripled in a run in the eighth inning and scored on Baez's single. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.

First baseman Chris Valaika went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 3 and scored on the Alcantara triple.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 6-5.

Starter Matt Loosen pitched five innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on five hits. The big blow was a three-run home run in the first inning. Loosen walked four and struck out three.

The Smokies scored twice in the top of the ninth to tie the score, but Armando Rivero took the loss after an Elliot Soto error with two outs in the inning scored the winning run. Rivero did not allow a hit but he did walk two, one intentionally. He did not strike anyone out.

In the sixth inning, third baseman Kris Bryant blasted the first pitch off the scoreboard in right-center field for his 21st home run of the season. There was a man on. Bryant also doubled and scored in the first inning. He was 2 for 4.

First baseman Dustin Geiger led off the top of the ninth with his eighth home run of the season. Geiger was 1 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

A late comeback fell short as the Daytona Cubs were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 8-7.

Justin Amlung made his Daytona debut and unfortunately got the loss. He allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings. Amlung struck out five and didn't walk anyone.

Clearwater took a 8-0 lead in the seventh inning when Jose Rosario allowed five runs in the inning, highlighted by two home runs and a triple.

Daytona roared back with a seven-run top of the eighth. Center fielder Albert Almora had a two-run single and scored a run in that inning. He was 2 for 5 overall.

Shortstop Marco Hernandez also had a two-run single in the inning. He was 2 for 4 and scored on the Almora single.

DH Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4 with a double.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 3-2.

Paul Blackburn started and got the loss. He went five innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on just three hits. He struck out four and walked one.

First baseman Ben Carhart was 3 for 4 and scored a run. Second baseman Danny Lockhart went 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored.