SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
Javier Baez connected off a Lucas Giolito curveball in the top of the sixth inning and deposited in the seats in right-center field to give the World a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo connected for a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning to take the lead back for the US and steal the MVP award from Baez.
Baez was 1 for 2.
Kris Bryant played the whole game at third base for Team USA and was 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 5-2.
Starter Tsuyoshi Wada took the loss. He pitched six innings and allowed four runs on nine hits, including three home runs. All four runs he allowed scored on a home run. Wada struck out five and walked only one.
Dae-Eun Rhee's second Triple-A appearance went much better than the first, allowing only one run over three innings.
Iowa managed only three singles and one walk in this game.
The Tennessee Smokies eclipsed the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 14-8 behind two home runs by Jorge Soler.
Starter Eduardo Figueroa exited after he gave up four runs in the third inning, although all four runs were unearned because of a Christian Villanueva error. Figueroa allowed four unearned runs on five hits over three innings. One of those home runs was a two-out three-run home run. Figueroa neither walked nor struck anyone out.
Zach Cates got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. He gave up one hit. He did not walk anyone and he struck out one.
Right fielder Jorge Soler hit his first home run with a man on in the sixth and his second one came with two men on in the seventh inning. Soler now has five home runs in his last five starts. He was 3 for 5 with the five RBI.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored. He also stole his fifth base of the season.
Shortstop Elliot Soto went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He also stole a base. Soto scored three times and had one run batted in.
Left fielder Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once and had two RBI.
The Daytona Cubs speared the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 6-2.
Tayler Scott had his best start since May and collected his fifth win of the year. Scott did not allow a run over six innings. He surrendered five hits and he walked two while striking out one.
Left fielder Billy McKinney hit his first Cubs home run and 11th overall with a man on in the eighth inning. McKinney was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. He scored twice and had four RBI.
Catcher Chadd Krist hit a two-run home run in the second inning, his third of the season. Krist was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Third baseman Wes Darvill was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
Kane County Cougars
In the first game, Jen-Ho Tseng had a seven-inning complete game three-hitter. The only run he allowed was on a home run to lead off the seventh inning. Tseng struck out seven and didn't walk anyone.
Kane County scored all three runs in the fourth inning. Both DH Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Jacob Rogers were 2 for 3 and scored one run.
In the second game, Paul Blackburn started and allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits over five innings. Blackburn walked one and did not strike anyone out.
Michael Heesch tried to get the save in the top of the seventh, but he gave up the tying run after allowing a double and a single to the first two batters he faced. But he got out of the inning with no further base runners. He struck out one and got the win when the Cougars scored in the bottom of the seventh.
Kane County won on a walk-off solo home run by third baseman Jeimer Candelario. It was Candelario's second home run of the game, as he hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Candelario was 2 for 3 with a walk. He now has three home runs for Kane County this season and eight overall.
The Boise Hawks beat the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 6-2.
Starter Ben Wells won his first Boise game and third overall by pitching six strong innings, allowing only one run on six hits. He struck out five and walked two.
All nine Boise starters had at least one hit.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 5 and scored a run. First baseman Alex Tomasovich was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the sixth inning. He was 1 for 5.
Center fielder Rashad Crawford singled in the fourth inning to extend his hitting steak to 13 games.