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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 10

Iowa is in a funk. Pelicans split their opening series.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The news out of Des Moines, other than the I-Cubs getting blasted again, is that Iowa manager Marty Pevey announced that Javier Baez will start his rehab start there tomorrow night.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were swept by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 10-4.

Starter Drew Rucinski took the loss after allowing three runs (one in the first and two in the second) on five hits. He struck out six and walked one.

The game really blew open in the top of the eighth inning when Round Rock scored seven runs off of C.J. Riefenhauser and Jean Machi.

Iowa got two runs in the bottom of the eighth and two runs in the ninth on singles by John Andreoli and Dan Vogelbach respectively. They were both 1 for 4.

Shortstop Kristopher Negron was 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks), 4-1.

Starter Tyler Skulina pitched well, but was the victim of no support and got the loss. His one mistake was a second-inning home run by Chad Oberacker. Skulina pitched six innings and allowed a run on four hits. He struck out three and walked one.

Catcher David Freitas was 1 for 2 with a walk. He scored once.

The Smokies only managed four hits in this game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans unlocked the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 7-5.

Erick Leal started and got the win. He pitched five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. All three runs came on a home run in the top of the fourth. Leal walked two and struck out two.

Daury Torrez started the top of the ninth with a 7-3 lead, but exited for Jose Rosario after allowing two runs and loading the bases with two outs. Rosario got a flyout to right to end the game and earn his first save of the season.

Left fielder Shawon Dunston Jr. came to the plate with the bases-loaded in the bottom of the fourth and Myrtle Beach trailing 3-1. He gave the Pelicans the lead after a bases-clearing triple. Dunston was 2 for 4.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert went 3 for 4. He scored once and had one RBI.

South Bend Cubs

Snowed out in West Michigan.