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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 26

South Bend won their sixth straight. Tennessee won big too.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were not OK against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-2.

Iowa starter Pierce Johnson took the loss after he gave up four runs on six hits over 4.2 innings. Johnson walked four and struck out six.

The Iowa bullpen, with 1.1 innings out of Miguel Mejia, two innings out of Felix Peña and an inning out of C.J. Riefenhauser, did not allow a Dodgers baserunner after Johnson exited.

Both Iowa runs came on a two-run single in the third inning from left fielder Matt Murton, scoring Munenori Kawasaki and John Andreoli. Murton was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Albert Almora was 2 for 4. First baseman Dan Vogelbach went 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies immobilized the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks), 11-2.

Mobile took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Tennessee starter Jen-Ho Tseng allowed a two-run home run to Gabriel Guerrero. But that was the last run that Tseng or any Smokies pitcher would allow. Tseng got his first win of the season by pitching six innings and giving up two runs on six hits. He walks two and struck out two.

It was a huge day for third baseman Jeimer Candelario, who hit a two-run double in the third inning, connected for a three-run home run in the fourth and hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for six total RBI. Candelario was 2 for 3 with two walks and he scored twice. The home run was Candelario's second of the season.

Right fielder Anthony Giansanti hit his first home run of the season, a solo home run in the eighth inning. Giansanti was 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs scored after entering the game in a double-switch in the sixth inning.

Second baseman Chesny Young improved his average on the season to .382 after going 3 for 4 with two walks. Young scored twice and had one RBI.

Catcher Victor Caratini went 2 for 3 with a double and two walks. He scored once and had two RBI. Left fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 5 with one RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were hit with a high tariff by the Potomac Nationals, 7-4.

Starter Jonathan Martinez took the loss after giving up two home runs to the Nats' Drew Ward. The final line on Martinez was six innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. Martinez walked one and struck out three.

DH Daniel Lockhart was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. He also walked once. Lockhart scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs won their sixth straight game, 7-5 over the Quad City River Bandits (Astros).

Preston Morrison pitched the first five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He struck out five and walked two.

Casey Bloomquist got the win by throwing three scoreless innings in relief of Morrison. Bloomquist gave up just one single tonight. Bloomquist struck out two and walked no one.

Greyfer Eregua pitched the ninth and had some trouble, but he got his third save anyway. Eregua allowed one run on three hits. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.

DH Daniel Spingola was 2 for 4 with a double and a two-run single in the second inning. Spingola scored once.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. Left fielder Eloy Jimenez was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI.