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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 29

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Kyle Schwarber hits a walk-off home run. Boise wins a rout. Iowa and Tennessee both lose on walk-off infield singles.

Kyle Schwarber
Kyle Schwarber
Sue Skowronski

It was announced today that C.J. Edwards is returning to Tennessee.

Every game was finished before the marathon at Wrigley.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost their sixth straight game, 2-1 in ten innings to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins).

Starter Dae-Eun Rhee pitched six scoreless innings. He gave up five hits and he walked one while striking out five.

Marcos Mateo was impressive in two innings of relief. He allowed only one hit while striking out five and walking no one.

Zac Rosscup was called upon to protect a1-0 lead in the ninth, but he walked four batters to force in the tying run. Rosscup did not allow a hit and he did strike out two.

Alberto Cabrera came in to pitch in the tenth and failed to retire a batter, allowing the winning run on three hits and an intentional walk.

All of the Cubs offense came on an opposite-field solo home run by third baseman Kris Bryant in the fourth inning. It was Bryant's 34th home run this season and 12th for the I-Cubs. It was his first home run since July 18. He was 2 for 4 with a walk.

First baseman Mike Olt was also 2 for 4 with a walk.

Iowa went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position in this game.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were toppled by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 3-2.

Pierce Johnson pitched six innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out eight.

P.J. Francescon took the loss after he entered a tie game in the bottom of the ninth and allowed a run on three hits. He pitched two-thirds of an inning.

The Smokies trailed 2-0 after seven innings, but right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha led a comeback. He doubled and scored in the eighth inning and singled in the tying run in the ninth. He was 2 for 5.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs made the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates) walk the plank, 6-4 in ten innings.

Starter Rob Zastryzny pitched 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked two.

Stephen Perakslis did not allow a run in the two innings he pitched and got the win. He gave a hit and a walk in the tenth inning. Perakslis struck out two.

Catcher Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off two-run home run, his second Daytona home run and his tenth on the season. Schwarber was 2 for 4 and also doubled and scored in the sixth inning.

Third baseman Wes Darvill was 2 for 4 with a double.  He had one RBI and scored once. Darvill is hitting .316 in July.

Second baseman Gioskar Amaya was 3 for 4.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were bitten by the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 3-2.

Duane Underwood started and gave up a two-run home run in the second inning. Those were the only runs he allowed over six innings, but that was enough for him to get the loss. Underwood allowed four hits. He struck out six and walked two.

All of the Cougars offense came on a pair of solo home runs by first baseman Jacob Rogers. One was in the sixth inning and the other came in the eighth. He now has thirteen home runs on the season. He went 2 for 3 with a walk on the night.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks crushed the Hillsboro Hops, 11-2.

Starter Josh Conway tossed three perfect innings. He struck out two.

Sam Wilson allowed the only two runs that Hillboro got and two of the three hits. So naturally, he was awarded the win. Wilson allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out three.

Francisco Carillo pitched the final three innings and got a save for protecting a seven-run lead. Carrillo gave up one hit. He struck out three and walked one.

Catcher Mark Zagunis went 3 for 6 with a double. He had two RBI and scored two runs.

First baseman Danny Canela went 3 for 4 with a sacrifice fly. He had three total RBI and he scored once.

Shortstop Bryant Flete went 3 for 5 and scored once. Left fielder David Bote was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He had one run batted in.

DH Justin Marra was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.

Danny Lockhart was in Boise on rehab assignment and went 4 for 4 with two doubles. He scored three runs and drove home two.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Angels, 11-4.