I thought tonight was going to be the last calm day of the minor league year. Thanks, Theo.
The Iowa Cubs evaded the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-3.
Drake Britton tossed the first five innings and he allowed two runs on just two hits. But really, it was just one hit, a two-run home run in the fifth inning by Francisco Pena. Britton struck out five and walked one.
Yoervis Medina pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save. He struck out one.
Arismendy Alcantara hit a pair of solo home runs tonight in the third and ninth innings. Alcantara was 2 for 5. He now has ten home runs this season.
Chris Valaika was 3 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI.
John Andreoli was 2 for 4 and scored once.
The Tennessee Smokies clouded over the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 5-1.
Ryan Williams kept the Suns in check for six innings, allowing just one run on three hits for his second win for the Smokies. Williams struck out seven and walked two.
In his final game with the Smokies, Kyle Schwarber was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.
Jacob Hannemann singled to lead off the game and then scored later in the first on a Daniel Vogelbach ground out. Hannemann went 2 for 5 and scored twice.
Albert Almora tripled in the third inning and scored on a Vogelbach ground out. Almora was 2 for 4 with a sac fly.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were abbreviated by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 7-4.
Starter Daury Torrez took the loss after allowing six runs on 13 hits over five innings. Torrez struck out three and walked one.
Chesny Young just keeps hitting. Tonight he was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Jeimer Candelario was activated off the DL and was 1 for 2 with two walks.
South Bend Cubs
They played about two and a half innings in Peoria before the rains came. The game will not be made up.