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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 14

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Only the lower levels played today as Iowa was rained out and Tennessee was traveling.

Kane County Cougars

Iowa Cubs

Rained out in New Orleans. Doubleheader Thursday.

Tennessee Smokies

On their way back to Kodak for their home opener tomorrow.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader with the Salem Red Soxtaking the first game 5-3 and dropping the second 3-1.

Jen-Ho Tseng started the first game and got his first win after he pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He struck out five and didn't walk anyone.

Tayler Scott got a two-inning save. He allowed one run on three hits. He struck out three and walked one.

The Pelicans scored five runs only only four hits, but they drew five walks and had one hit batsman. The big blow was a two-run double in the second inning by Carlos Penalver. Penalver was 1 for 2 and scored a run.

Chris Denorfia played all seven innings of this game in his rehab assignment and was 0 for 1 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

In the second game. starter Jonathan Martinez was strong over five innings. He gave up just one run on a solo home run in the first inning and only two hits total. Martinez struck out four and walked one.

Gerardo Concepcion pitched the top of the seventh inning and took the loss after he allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit and two walks. Concepcion did not strike out anyone.

The Pelicans only run came in the bottom of the first when center fielder Jacob Hannemann singled, right fielder Mark Zagunis doubled and left fielder Billy McKinney had an RBI ground out.

Hannemann was 1 for 2 with a walk. Zagunis was 2 for 3. McKinney was 0 for 2 with a walk.

And we have highlights.

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I believe tonight's game one was the first between a Cubs affiliate and a Red Sox affiliate (not counting the Dominican complex league) since 2004, when the Red Sox played in Sarasota in the Florida State League.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs valiantly fell to the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 3-2.

Starter Ryan Williams dominated Daytona over six innings. He gave up a one-out triple in the third inning that scored on a ground out. That was the only baserunner he allowed. Williams struck out seven.

Reliever Tommy Thorpe didn't fare as well. He gave up a run in the eighth to tie the score and the winning run in the ninth. His final line was 1.1 innings pitched, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out one.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. He had one RBI. The youngest player in the Midwest League is now hitting .348 (8 for 23).

Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple.