Four Iowa Cubs will represent the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game: Arismendy Alcantara. Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada and Blake Parker.
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The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 4-3.
Starter Dallas Beeler allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out four and walked two.
Tsuyoshi Wada came on in relief for the first time this season in what everyone assumes was to get him schedule to make his major league debut in one of the two games of the doubleheader in Cincinnati on July 8. He retired the first six batters he faced, but then walked the leadoff batter in the ninth. After a wild pitch and an error put a runner on third with one out, Wada allowed the tying run on a single by Francisco Peña. Wada was charged with one more run when Zac Rosscup allowed the go-ahead run to score.
Wada's final line was 2.2 innings pitched, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk. He struck out four.
Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 5 with an RBI double.
First baseman Chris Valaika was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies were outlasted by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays). 4-3 in 16 innings.
Eduardo Figueroa allowed only one run on a solo home run in the fourth inning. He pitched six innings and surrendered three hits. He struck out three and walked no one.
Frank Batista entered the ninth inning with a 2-1 lead, but he allowed a one-out home run to Cameron Seitzer, the same guy who hit the home run off Figueroa. Batista pitched two innings and allowed one run on one hit. He didn't strike out on walk anyone.
Both teams scored a run in the 12th inning and after that, it was Jeffry Antigua who had to bite the bullet for the rest of the team. He eventually allowed the winning run on a solo home run to lead off the top of the 16th. Antigua pitched 4.1 innings and allowed one run on four hits over 4.1 innings. He struck out six and walked nobody.
First baseman Dustin Geiger tied the game back up in the bottom of the 12th inning with a solo home run, his 11th of the season. He was 2 for 8 with a double, the home run and two runs scored.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 8 with a double. DH Charles Cutler was 2 for 5. Third baseman Jonathan Mota went 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI.
Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 7 with a double and a run scored. Right fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 6 with a walk and a stolen base. He had one RBI.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars extinguished the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 10-2.
It was an easy win for starter Daury Torrez, who improved his record to 9-3. Torrez went seven innings and allowed two runs, both of which were unearned. He gave up six hits. Torrez walked one and struck out two.
DH Cael Brockmeyer hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his third of the season. Brockmeyer was 2 for 4 and scored three times.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Left fielder Shawon Dunston went 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. He scored one run and knocked another one in.
The Boise Hawks shut out the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 4-0.
Trevor Clifton continues to impress in the Northwest League, getting his second win with six scoreless innings. He gave up four hits. He walked three and struck out seven.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning, which was not only Boise's first run, it was their first baserunner as well. Baez was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Second baseman Alex Tomasovich was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The Arizona Cubs team was losing to the Padres, 5-2 after three innings when the game was suspended because of high winds.