The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 8-5.
Iowa starter Stephen Perakslis was very good for the first three innings. Unfortunately, Perakslis pitched four innings and he got tagged for five runs in the fourth inning. The final line on Perakslis is four innings, allowing five runs on six hits, including two home runs. Perakslis struck out two and walked no one.
Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit a three-run home run in the second inning, his fourth of the season. Alcantara went 2 for 4 with four total RBI.
DH Willson Contreras was 2 for 5, as was center fielder Albert Almora. Almora scored on the Alcantara home run.
Right fielder Shane Victorino was 2 for 4. He had an RBI triple in the sixth inning and then scored on an Alcantara single.
Miguel Montero caught six innings in this game on a rehab assignment. He was 0 for 3.
The Tennessee Smokies were fried by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 4-3 in 11 innings.
Duane Underwood Jr. started this game and the only two runs he allowed over five innings came on a two-run home run in the third inning. Underwood gave up seven hits. He walked two and struck out six.
Gerardo Concepcion pitched the ninth and tenth innings and retired all six batters he faced, three by strikeout.
Corey Black took the loss after he allowed a walk and a single to lead off the eleventh inning. After a bunt attempt resulted in a force out at third, Black surrendered the game-winning single.
First baseman Kelly Dugan did it again, hitting a solo home run in the fourth. In ten games this year, he now has seven hits, five of which were home runs. Dugan also doubled and walked in a 2 for 4 day. He scored twice.
Right fielder Billy McKinney was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored one run and drove one in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cut short the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 5-2.
Jonathan Martinez got his third win of the season after giving up just one run on seven hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out one.
The Pelicans were winning 5-1 when James Pugliese loaded the bases after two were out in the top of the ninth. Jose Rosario was summoned from the bullpen with the tying run at the plate, and Dash DH Marcus Davis singled to left field, scoring one. But the runner on second took too wide a turn at third and left fielder Charcer Burks nailed him as he tried to get back to third base, ending the game.
Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk. He also stole a base and scored once. Since April 21, Torres has raised his batting average from .113 to .245.
DH Ian Happ was 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored. Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBI. He also scored once. Second baseman Daniel Lockhart was 2 for 4 with two steals and an RBI.
South Bend Cubs
Carson Sands pitched the first five innings of game one and he improved his record to 3-0. Sands allowed five hits. He struck out three and walked no one.
Casey Bloomquist pitched the final two innings without allowing a baserunner for his second save. Bloomquist struck out one.
Both runs in game one came on a home run by Eddy Martinez, his fourth this year. Martinez was 1 for 3.
DH Eloy Jimenez was 2 for 3 with a double and scored on the Martinez home run. Second baseman Andrew Ely was 2 for 3.
In game two, Ryan Kellogg took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. Kellogg walked three and struck out two.
Left fielder Donnie Dewees hit his first home run this year in the third inning with a man on. Dewees was 1 for 3.