The Iowa Cubs couldn't outrun the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 4-2.
I-Cubs starter Felipe Paulino gave up three runs in the top of the first inning and Iowa never caught up. However, Paulino stayed in the game for 5.2 innings without giving up another run to keep Iowa in the game. Paulino's final line was 5.2 innings pitched allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits. Paulino walked one and struck out six.
Right fielder John Andreoli hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second of the season. Andreoli was 1 for 4.
Iowa only managed four hits tonight. Catcher Kyle Schwarber was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and a passed ball on defense in his Triple-A debut.
Dan Vogelbach opened the scoring in this game with a three-run home run in the second inning. Vogelbach was 1 for 4 with a walk.
The only other Smokies hitter in this game was Willson Contreras, who started at catcher and was 1 for 2 with a walk.
The Smokies had four pitchers in this game. Frank Batista pitched the third inning and gave up a walk and a single, but he got out of it with two ground outs. Batista did not have a strikeout.
Felix Peña threw a perfect fourth inning, striking out one.
Corey Black faced two batters in the eighth inning, getting a ground out and a strikeout. P.J. Francescon faced three batters in the ninth. He walked the first two then got a strikeout before exiting.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Carolina League All-Stars lost to the California League All-Stars, 9-2.
Duane Underwood Jr. pitched the second inning of this game and allowed a run on a double, a walk, a wild pitch and a double play. Underwood did not have a strikeout.
Jonathan Martinez pitched the seventh inning and allowed a leadoff single, but nothing else. He struck out one.
Mark Zagunis was 2 for 5 with an RBI in this game. Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with a double.
South Bend Cubs
The East All-Stars beat the West All-Stars 5-0. (South Bend is in the East.)
South Bend's Jeremy Null started this game and pitched the first inning. He gave up a two-out single and struck out the other three batters he faced. Null got the win in this game.
James Farris was the only other South Bend Cubs pitcher in this game and he faced two batters in the ninth inning. He struck them both out.
South Bend hitters in this game were Gleyber Torres, who was 0 for 3, Charcer Burks, who was 0 for 1 with a walk and an RBI groundout, and Cael Brockmeyer, who was 0 for 2 with two strikeouts.
The Eugene Emeralds lost to the former Cubs affiliate, the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 4-2 in Eugene's home opener.
Adbert Alzolay started and took the loss. He went two innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits. He struck out four and walked no one.
Gleyfer Eregua pitched four innings of relief and allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk. He did strike out seven.
Ian Happ was 2 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Ho-young Son was 2 for 3 with a walk.