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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 11

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Junior Lake homers in both ends of a doubleheader. Strong pitching carries Tennessee and South Bend.

Dylan Heuer

Just a reminder: Tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm Central Time, the 2015 MLB Futures Game will take place in Cincinnati. Kyle Schwarber will start at catcher for Team USA and bat third. Carl Edwards Jr. is also on Team USA.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs split a day-night doubleheader from the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), losing the day game 3-2 and winning the night game by the same 3-2 score.

Carlos Pimentel threw a six-inning complete game loss in game one. Pimentel allowed three runs on five hits. Two of the runs came on a fourth inning home run by Brett Eibner. Pimentel walked two and struck out two.

Left fielder Junior Lake hit a solo home run in the second inning, his third of the season. Lake was 2 for 3. Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

In game two, Tsuyoshi Wada made a rehab start and went four innings. Wada gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits. Wada walked two and did not strike anyone out.

Ben Rowen got the win in relief because Wada didn't go five. Rowen pitched two scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and walked one. Rowen struck out one.

Brian Schlitter pitched the seventh inning for his tenth save.  Schlitter gave up a one-out hit, but then got a double play to end the game. Schlitter did not have a strikeout.

In the fourth inning of game two, Lake hit his second solo home run of the day. Lake was 1 for 2 with a walk in game two.

Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the third inning. He later scored on a single by Davis.

Rubi Silva was 2 for 3.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies cracked open the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 6-1.

Ryan Williams started and won his eighth game this season and fourth for the Smokies. Williams went six innings and allowed one run on four hits. He struck out five and walked no one.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4 with a double. He had one RBI and scored once. Hannemann also stole a base.

Catcher Willson Contreras was 2 for 4 with a walk. Right fielder Billy McKinney was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. McKInney had one RBI.

Third baseman Bryant Flete was 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs score.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Pelicans were suspended by lightning in the fourth inning. They'll try to finish tomorrow. Too bad. Daury Torrez has a no-hitter going through 3.1 innings.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs shut out the Lake County Captains (Indians), 2-0.

Tyler Ihrig started and got the win. Ihrig went 7.1 innings and surrendered five hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Corbin Hoffner pitched the final 1.2 innings for the save. Hoffner allowed just one hit. He struck out one and walked no one.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with a two-out double. Baez was 1 for 3.

The other South Bend run came an inning later when Charcer Burks hit his second home run this season. Burks was 1 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were dusted by the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-1.

Ryan Kellogg threw the first two innings of this game without allowing a run. He gave up one hit and he walked two while striking out one.

Adbert Alzolay relieved Kellogg in the third inning and had some control issues. Alzolay allowed two runs on one hit and three walks in one inning of work. Two of the walks came with the bases loaded. Alzolay struck out two. It was his second loss this season.

Center fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 4 with a double and two steals. Second baseman Frandy Delarosa went 2 for 4 with one steal. Delarosa scored the lone Ems run.

DH Ian Rice was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Off day. I saw on Twitter that some of the team went to see "Minions."