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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 27

A long night with several delays. South Bend won their fifth straight.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs zipped past the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 6-1.

Starter Drake Britton got the win by pitching six innings without allowing a run. Britton gave up four hits. He struck out four and walked no one.

Catcher Kyle Schwarber hit his first Triple-A home run in the fifth inning with the bases empty. Schwarber also doubled and finished the night 3 for 4. He scored twice.

You probably want to see the home run.

Left fielder Junior Lake was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. Lake scored twice and had one RBI.

Shortstop Jonathan Mota came to the plate with the bases loaded and the game still scoreless in the fourth inning and doubled, scoring two runs and Lake came around to score from first when the throw went into second base. Mota finished the night 2 for 4 with the double and two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got stuck in the mud by the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 4-3.

Starter Jen-Ho Tseng tossed five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Tseng struck out two and walked one. His record on the year fell to 2-5.

This game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 16 minutes in the top of the sixth.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 5 with a double. However, he struck out in the top of the ninth with the tying run on second to end the game. Candelario had one RBI and one run scored.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs won their fifth straight game, beating the Lake County Captains (Indians), 6-4.

Starter Jake Stinnett got the win after he gave up four runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings. Stinnett struck out four and walked one.

Brad Markey relieved Stinnett in the seventh inning with two outs and a man on first. Markey allowed a single to the first batter he faced to put runners on the corners, but then got a flyout to end the threat. Markey then pitched the final two innings without allowing a run for an old-fashioned 2.1 inning save. Markey allowed two hits total. He struck out two and walked no one.

Third baseman Jason Vosler opened the scoring in the top of the second inning with a solo home run, his second of the season. Vosler was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Center fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one run batted in.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds won their fourth straight game, 7-4 over the Tri-City Dust Devils. (Padres)

Starter Jose Paulino went five innings and allowed three runs on six hits, including a solo home run in the second innings. Paulno struck out six and walked two.

Jae-Hoon Ha pitched the eighth and ninth innings and got the win when Eugene plated three runs in the eighth. Ha did walk a batter with one out in the ninth and then gave up a double to put runners on second and third and brought the tying run to the plate. But Ha pitched out of the jam with a fly out and a strikeout.

The final line on Ha was 2 innings pitched, allowing no runs on one hit. He walked one and struck out three.

Third baseman Blake Headley broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth with an RBI double. Healey later scored that inning on a Frandy Delarosa single. Headley was 1 for 4.

Left fielder Eloy Jimenez was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk. Jimenez had one RBI.

Second baseman Delarosa was 2 for 4 with two steals. He scored once and drove one in.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Giants, 11-4.

The start of this game was delayed almost an hour by a haboob. Maybe they thought they were playing the Dust Devils.