The Iowa Cubs were tarred and feathered by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 11-3.
Starter Eric Jokisch took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits and three walks in only 3.2 innings. He also gave up a two-run home run to Tommy Pham, who later connected for a three-run home run off Gonzalez Germen. Jokisch struck out three.
First baseman Taylor Davis was 2 for 4.
In game one, the Smokies were no-hit by Barons' pitcher Frankie Montas. Jacob Turner made a rehab start for the Smokies, allowing two runs in four innings, both of which came on a Brian Fletcher home run in the fourth inning. Turner gave up three hits. He struck out four and walked one. Turner threw 60 pitches, 36 for strikes.
In game two, Ryan Williams made his second Double-A start and allowed one run on four hits over four innings. Williams struck out three and walked one.
P.J. Francescon got the win because Williams didn't go five innings, but Francescon did pitch well enough to deserve it in any case. Francescon pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. He did walk two and he struck out one.
Corey Black entered the game in the seventh inning in a non-save situation and things did not go well. By the time he exited, he had allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while only retiring one batter. Starling Peralta entered the game with a man on first, only one out and the tying run at the plate. The first batter he faced singled, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate in the top of the seventh. But Peralta then induced a 4-6-3 double play to end the game and earn his second save of the season and first for the Smokies
The Smokies failed to get a hit in the first two innings of game two, so the Barons did indeed no-hit them for nine innings. But they exploded in the third inning for five runs, including a monster two-run home run by DH Kyle Schwarber. It was Schwarber's 13th home run this eyar. He was 2 for 4 and scored twice in this game.
Center fielder Albert Almora had a pair of doubles tonight in a 2 for 4 game. He scored twice and had two RBI. Third baseman Bryant Flete went 2 for 3 with one run scored and one run batted in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Jonathan Martinez started game one and improved his record to 4-1 after allowing one run on five hits over five innings. Martinez struck out four and walked one.
Shortstop Carlos Penalver went 2 for 4 and scored once. Catcher Victor Caratini went 1 for 1 with three walks. He scored one run.
The Pelicans scored six runs in the sixth inning to put this one away.
In game two, Daury Torrez pitched a complete game, but it wasn't much to be proud of. Torrez pitched six innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits, including a pair of solo home runs. Torrez walked two and struck out one.
Third baseman Chesny Young scored the Pelicans only run in this game when he singled with two outs in the first inning, stole second and scored on a single by Caratini. Young was 2 for 3.
South Bend Cubs
On the road to Iowa.