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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 28

Iowa wins. South Bend's winning streak is snapped.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs grounded the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 10-5.

Ryan Williams started for Iowa and got the win after giving up four runs on six hits in 5.2 innings. Williams struck out four and walked two.

Center fielder Albert Almora put a close game out of reach when he connected for a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was Almora's third home run this year. Almora was 3 for 5 with a stolen base.

Right fielder Ryan Kalish scored all four times he reached base tonight, going 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a walk. Kalish had one RBI.

Left fielder John Andreoli was 1 for 3 with two walks and a double. He scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 6-5.

Rob Zastryzny started and took the loss. Zastryzny pitched six innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann tied the game up at 4-4 when he led off the top of the fifth inning with his fourth home run of the season. Hannemann was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

Second baseman Chesny Young took over the early lead in the Southern League batting title by going 2 for 5, raising his batting average to .384. Young had one RBI and scored once.

Right fielder Billy McKinney was 2 for 4 with a two-run single in the third inning.  First baseman Taylor Davis doubled in a run in the eighth to cut the Smokies deficit to 6-5. Davis was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Last night, the Pelicans were the only team in the system that got a game in. Tonight, they were rained out at Potomac. They'll play a doubleheader June 16.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs six-game win streak came to an end as they were swept in a doubleheader by the Quad City River Bandits, 11-2 and 3-0.

Justin Steele didn't make it out of the second inning in the first game, giving up two runs in the first and four more in the second. The final line on Steele was six runs, three earned, on seven hits over 1.2 innings. Steele walked two and struck out one.

DH P.J. Higgins was 2 for 3 in the first game.

In the second game, Ryan Kellogg pitched a complete game loss. Kellogg allowed three run on four hits over six innings. (Yes, a six-inning complete game on the road of a minor league doubleheader loss.) Kellogg was impressive in the zone in that he struck out eight and walked only one.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola was 2 for 3 in game two.