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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 18

It rained a lot tonight.

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Billy McKinney is out for the rest of the season with a hairline fracture on his right knee.

The Cubs signed Trevor Cahill and assigned him to Iowa. Carl Edwards Jr. has been placed on the DL with a callus on a finger on his right hand.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were invaded by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 6-5.

Starter Eric Jokisch threw the first four innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. Two of the four runs were unearned. Jokisch walked two and struck out one.

Blake Cooper took the loss after he loaded the bases with only one out with an intentional walk and then hit the next batter to force in the winning run. Cooper pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a run on three hits. He struck out one and had that one intentional walk.

First baseman Mike Olt tied the game in the top of the eighth with a two-run double. Olt was 1 for 4.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 3 for 4 with a runs scored.

The I-Cubs tied a franchise record by turning five double plays in this game.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7-2.

Erick Leal pitched the first five innings without allowing a run and collected his eighth win. Leal allowed three hits, all singles, and didn't walk anyone. He struck out four.

South Bend scored all seven runs in the first two innings. Second baseman David Bote hit a two-run home run in the second inning. It was his fifth home run of the season. Bote was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

DH Matt Rose hit a two-run double in the first inning. He was 2 for 4 in this game.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 3 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored twice. Left fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 3 a double, a sacrifice fly and a walk. Happ had one RBI on a first-inning single and another on the sac fly.

And here's a nice defensive play made by Happ.

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Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were polished off by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 5-4.

It was a rough start for Carson Sands, who gave up five runs in the third inning and took the loss. Sands gave up five hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Left fielder Donnie Dewees went 4 for 5 with two steals and two runs scored.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Reds, 5-3.

Duane Underwood Jr. pitched two scoreless innings in this game.