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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 20

The Cubs number two prospect won't stop hitting. The Pelicans made it seven straight.

Gleyber Torres
Gleyber Torres
Al Yellon

Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. Jeffrey Baez was named Midwest League Player of the Week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs delayed the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 7-1.

I-Cubs starter Drake Britton cruised to an easy win after giving up just one run on six hits over seven innings. The only run came on a solo home run he gave up to Joey Gallo. Britton struck out six and walked no one.

Center fielder Rubi Silva hit a three-run home run in the second inning, his ninth blast of the year. Silva was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Third baseman Mike Olt went 2 for 4 and scored one run. DH Matt Szczur was 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. Szczur scored twice.

Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 3.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their seventh-straight game, 4-1 over the Salem Red Sox.

Brad Markey gave up a home run to the first batter of the game, and that was the only run he allowed over six innings. Markey allowed just three hits total. He walked one and struck out two and he got his second win.

David Berg pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the season and first for the Pelicans. Berg struck out one.

Chesny Young extended his on-base streak to 39 games with an RBI single in the fifth inning. Young was 1 for 4.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 2 with a double and a walk. He scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs wiped out against the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 4-0.

Starter Zach Hedges took the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits over 7.1 innings. Hedges walked one and struck out four.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 2 for 3 with a double.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 8-0.

Justin Steele started and got hammered for eight runs on ten hits over five innings. Six of those runs came in the third inning and three of the five runs were unearned. Steele walked three and struck out no one.

Right fielder Ricardo Marcano was 2 for 3.

AZL Cubs

Tied with the Angels, 4-4 after seven innings. I will update tomorrow.