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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 28

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The Cougars set a franchise record for wins. Oh, and Tennessee got no-hit.

Sue Skowronski

Iowa Cubs

An off-day. Unfortunately, Omaha beat Colorado Springs tonight, which means for Iowa to make the playoffs they need to sweep a four-game series against Oklahoma City and Omaha needs to lose 3 of the next 4 to Colorado Springs.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were no-hit by Andres Santiago of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 1-0. It was the first time Tennessee had been no-hit in a nine-inning game since 2002.

Felix Peña gave up a solo home run in the second inning and that was all the scoring in this game. Peña pitched five innings and gave up five total hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Christian Villanueva drew a one-out walk in the eighth inning to break up the perfect game. The next batter, Charles Cutler, grounded into a double-play. That was the only baserunner the Smokies had in this game.

With the loss, the Smokies fall one game behind the Lookouts in the North Division standings. The Smokies will have to win three of the next four games to make the post-season.

Daytona Cubs

Off-day. The Tampa Yankees won, so Daytona will need to win one of their final three games with Tampa to win the second-half title and make the playoffs.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars creamed the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 3-2. The win was Kane County's 89th win of the season, which is a new franchise record with four games left to play.

Tyler Ihrig tossed the first six innings and allowed just one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out three as he collected his seventh win of the season and third for Kane County.

Jasvir Rakkar allowed one run in the ninth inning and was in a bases-loaded, two-out jam before getting a ground out to end the game and get his first save. Rakkar's final line was one run on two hits over 1.1 innings. He walked one, hit one batter and had one strikeout.

The Cougars scored three runs in the first inning and then hung on the rest of the way for the win. Two of the runs scored on bases-loaded walks by Danny Lockhart and Jeffrey Baez.

DH Cael Brockmeyer was 2 for 3 with two doubles. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 and scored one run.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks got drenched by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 13-8 in ten innings.

Starter Dillon Maples pitched 3.2 innings and surrendered four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out one. He also hit one batter and had two wild pitches.

Corbin Hoffner took the loss after Everett scored five times in the top of the tenth inning. Hoffner pitched two innings and allowed five runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two. He also had three wild pitches.

Only two of the five runs allowed by Hoffner were earned. The Hawks committed a season-high five errors tonight.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 4 for 5 with a triple.

First baseman Alex Tomasovich was 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He also scored once.

DH Justin Marra was 2 for 5 with one RBI and one run scored. Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 6 with a double and two runs scored. He had one RBI.

Catcher Danny Canela was 3 for 4 with a walk. He scored two runs.

There were reports that Jesus Montero, who was with the AquaSox to start a rehab assignment, was ejected from this game for going into the stands. Montero did not actually play in this game. He was in the stands charting pitches when he got into an argument with someone. The Everett coaches then removed him from the stands. He was not ejected. However, Montero's behavior was pretty bad, according to one report.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 6-3.