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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 29

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Chesny Young won't stop hitting. Iowa rode strong pitching and Ryan Kalish stealing bases to a win.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs cleaned the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 1-0.

Jake Buchanan pitched the first six innings for Iowa and gave up just one hit, a one-out infield single in the fourth. Buchanan walked two, one intentionally after a batter reached on an error, and struck out five.

Jean Machi got the win after tossing 1.1 innings and allowing two hits. The big play was when Eric Young Jr. doubled and then tried to score from second base on a bloop single and was thrown out at home. Machi struck out one.

Spencer Patton pitched the ninth inning for his third save. He allowed one hit, no walks and struck out two.

Ryan Kalish led off the eighth inning with a single. He stole second, he stole third and then scored the only run of the game on a Logan Watkins pinch-hit sac fly. Kalish was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Albert Almora was 1 for 2 in this game and exited in the fourth inning with a stomach bug. So you can stop worrying.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies scored eight runs in the eighth inning to swallow the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 8-3.

Duane Underwood made his season debut in this game and allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He struck out two and walked one.

Brad Markey got his third win of the season after he threw two innings of relief and allowed one run on a solo home run after the score was already 8-1. Markey gave up two hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Second baseman Chesny Young continued his hot streak by going 4 for 5 with a two-run single in the eighth. He also scored a run earlier in the inning. Young is now hitting .410 on the season with an OBP of .516.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 3 for 4 with a walk and a steal. He scored twice in the eighth inning and had one RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Salem Red Sox, 4-3.

Starting pitcher Trevor Clifton went five innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Ryan McNeil relieved Clifton and took the loss. McNeil allowed two runs on three hits in two innings. He struck out two and walked one.

All four Red Sox runs in this game were driven in by last year's 7th pick in the draft, Andrew Benintendi. The ninth pick in last year's draft, Pelicans second baseman Ian Happ, was 2 for 4. He had an RBI double in the sixth inning and later scored.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 3 for 4 with the other two Pelican RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 4-1.

Kyle Twomey didn't pitch poorly in his five-inning start, but he got his second loss anyway. Twomey gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Right fielder Daniel Spingola was 2 for 4 and scored the lone South Bend run in the second inning.