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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 10

All four of the full-season teams had the winning team take the lead for good in their final at-bat.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs stopped the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-3 in ten innings.

Jeffrey Antigua started this game and allowed two runs on two hits, both home runs, over five innings. Antigua walked one and struck out three.

Armando Rivero got the win after throwing two innings of relief without allowing a run or a hit. Rivero walked one and struck out three.

Brian Schlitter pitched a perfect bottom of the tenth for his ninth save. Schlitter did not have a strikeout.

Junior Lake broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the tenth when he doubled home pinch-runner Roberto Caro. Lake later scored an insurance run in the tenth on a Rubi Silva single. Both Lake and Silva were 2 for 5.

The other three runs Iowa scored in this game all came on solo home runs. First baseman Christian Villanueva led off the second inning with his ninth blast of the season. Villanueva was 2 for 4.

Two batters later, third baseman Mike Olt connected for his second minor league home run this season. Olt was 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch.

In the third inning, second baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit his 11th home run of the year. Alcantara was 1 for 5.

If you're wondering where Kyle Schwarber is, try Cincinnati. He's off the Futures Game along with Carl Edwards Jr.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 6-4 in 11 innings.

Starter Ivan Pineyro went five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out one.

P.J. Francescon gave up a two-run home run in the top of the 11th to take the loss. Francescon pitched three innings  and was perfect in the first two, so he allowed the two runs on two hits. He struck out two and walked no one.

Shortstop Elliot Soto was a perfect 2 for 2 with three walks and a stolen base. Soto scored two runs.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno did what Soto did only he did it the hard way. Bruno was a perfect 2 for 2 with a double, one walk and was hit by pitches twice. Bruno had two RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans scrubbed clean the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 2-1.

Jonathan Martinez gave the Pelicans another strong start after going seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits. He struck out two and walked two.

Fernando Cruz retired all six batters he faced and picked up his second win. Cruz struck out one.

Carlos Penalver led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk. He then stole second base and scored the winning run on an error. Penalver was 0 for 1 with three walks. One of those walks came with the bases loaded in the second inning to account for Myrtle Beach's other run.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 2 with a walk and he was hit by a pitch. Right fielder Kevin Brown was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs boarded and seized the Lake County Captains (Indians), 9-7.

South Bend starter Michael Wagner went five innings and he gave up four runs on six hits. Wagner struck out three and walked no one.

Sam Wilson gave up two runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game up at 7 all. But Wilson got the win when the Cubs got the two runs back in the bottom of the inning. Wilson pitched two innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He struck out two and walked no one.

A two-run blast by first baseman Yasiel Balaguert in the bottom of the eighth was the winning margin. Balaguert went 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the fourth inning for three total RBI. It was Balaguert's ninth home run this season.

DH Kevin Encarnacion was 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. He also stole a base.

Center fielder Rashad Crawford went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. Crawford also scored once.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres went 2 for 5 and scored one run.

Eugene Emeralds

The Emeralds five-game winning streak came to an end with a 12--3 dust up with the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres).

Ems starter Andin Diaz retired the side in order in the top of the first. Then the first 8 batters all reached against him in the second before he was pulled. And that was pretty much the ballgame. The final line on Diaz wa 1+ innings, allowing eight runs on five hits and three walks.

Second baseman Frandy Delarosa extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 2 for 5 with a double.  Center fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 5.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Giants, 6-1.

Dylan Cease started this game and threw three perfect innings, striking out three.