The Iowa Cubs brought the thunder to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 5-4 when they won on a walkoff RBI single by Chris Valaika.
Tsuyoshi Wada started tonight's game and allowed four runs on six hits over just 4.2 innings. Wada walked three and struck out two.
The I-Cubs bullpen held Omaha off the board the rest of the way. Yoervis Medina pitched 1.1 innings. Joe Ortiz pitched one scoreless inning. Then C.J. Edwards pitched the final two innings and got the win. Edwards gave up two hits. He struck out two and walked no one.
Valaika's walkoff single, which scored Mike Baxter, was his third hit in five at-bats tonight.
Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 fo4 4. Center fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 5 with one run scored and one RBI.
DH Taylor Teagarden cleared waivers and played his first I-Cubs game after being sent down. He was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
The Tennessee Smokies were forced to swear fealty to the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 7-6 in ten innings.
Starter Jeffry Antigua put the Smokies in a hole when he gave up five runs on six hits in the fourth inning. The final line on Antigua was five runs allowed on eight hits over six innings. Antigua walked one and struck out three.
P.J. Francescon took the loss after giving up a run in the top of the tenth, the first run he's allowed since July 10. Francescon pitched two innings and allowed the run on a hit and a walk. He struck out four.
With the Smokies trailing 5-2 in the seventh inning, DH Miguel Montero gave the Smokies the lead with a grand slam. Montero was 1 for 4.
Left fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4 with a steal. He was also hit by a pitch. He scored three times.
Center fielder Albert Almora was 3 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. He also made this play on defense.
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 5-4 on a walkoff error by the Blue Rocks.
Daury Torrez pitched the first six innings and allowed four runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Jasvir Rakkar pitched the top of the ninth and got the win. Rakkar allowed one baserunner, a one-out single. He did not have a strikeout.
Carlos Penalver scored the winning run on a botched throw home. Penalver was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Right fielder Mark Zagunis hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, his seventh of the season. Zagunis was 3 for 4 with a double and three total RBI. Zagunis scored twice.
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South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were bitten by the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks), 4-3.
Starter Tommy Thorpe went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits, but only one of the three runs was earned. Thorpe struck out two and walked two.
Ryan McNeil relieved Thorpe and took the loss. He allowed one run on three hits over two innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez went 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. He scored once.
Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 2 for 5 with a two-run single in the fourth inning. He also stole one base.
First baseman GIoskar Amaya was 2 for 4 with one run scored.
The Eugene Emeralds were buried by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 3-2.
Carson Sands pitched the first 4.2 innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four.
Mark Malave took the loss. He allowed one run on two hits over two innings. He struck out three and walked one.
Second baseman Frandy Delarosa was 2 for 4 and scored once. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4.