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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 12

Four wins tonight, mostly thanks to good pitching.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs stopped the music of the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 3-1.

It was the second straight strong start for Dallas Beeler, who allowed just one run on six hits over 6.2 innings. Beeler walked two and struck out three.

Brian Schlitter pitched the ninth and got his 18th save. He gave up a one-out single, but nothing else. Schlitter struck out one.

Iowa took the lead in the fourth inning when Matt Szczur lead off with a double and Javier Baez tripled him home. Baez then scored on a Christian Villanueva sac fly. Szczur was 1 for 2 with a sac bunt. Baez was 1 for 2 with a walk. Villanueva was 0 for 2.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara made the score 3-1 in the seventh inning with his 12th home run of the season. Alcantara was 1 for 3.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies outlasted the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 4-2 in 13 innings.

Felix Pena started this game and he didn't allow a run over five innings. Pena gave up two hits and walked one whiles striking out three.

Fernando Cruz pitched the 10th through 12th innings without allowing a run or a hit, although he did walk three batters. Cruz struck out one and got his second Smokies win and third overall.

Starling Peralta pitched a perfect bottom of the 13th for his fourth save. He did not have a strikeout.

The Smokies took the lead in the top of the 13th when right fielder Billy McKinney came to the plate with the bases loaded and delivered a two-run single. McKinney was 2 for 5 with a walk and three total RBI.

Center fielder Albert Almora only had one hit tonight, so his seven-game multi-hit game streak ended. But he does have a nine-game normal hit streak. Almora was 1 for 4 and was hit by pitches twice.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were laundered by the Salem Red Sox, 5-4.

Jen-Ho Tseng started and took the loss. Tseng pitched six innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on eleven hits. Tseng did strike out five and he walked no one.

Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. Chen scored once and had one RBI.

DH Jordan Hankins was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs snapped shut the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 2-1.

Trevor Clifton shut the Snappers down for six scoreless innings. Clifton allowed just three hits. He walked two and struck out seven while collecting his fifth win.

After two were out in the ninth, Michael Wagner allowed two baserunners on a single and a walk. So Corbin Hoffner was summoned from the bullpen and he got the final out of the game on a ground ball to short. It was Hoffner's seventh save.

Third baseman Matt Rose hit his first South Bend home run (and fourth overall) with the bases empty in the sixth inning. Rose was 1 for 4.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 5 with a double and a triple. He scored South Bend's other run in the first inning.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were soaked by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 6-1.

It was a good start for Carson Sands, who allowed only one run over five innings, and even that was unearned. Sands allowed five hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Greyfer Eregua took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits over three innings. Eregua did not have a walk or a strikeout.

Second baseman Frandy Delarosa was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He scored the lone Ems run.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Rangers, 11-5.