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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 16

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Everyone lost today. Except South Bend. They traveled.

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Dan Vogelbach was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. Vogelbach was 8 for 24 on the week with three home runs and seven walks.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs busted against the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks), 5-3.

Starter Drew Rucinski got knocked around for eleven hits over six innings, but he only gave up three runs. Rucinski struck out two and walked no one.

Armando Rivero gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to take the loss. The final line on Rivero was two innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Almora was 1 for 4 and also scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were vassalized by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 3-2.

Another strong start for Paul Blackburn, who went six innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Miguel Mejia got the loss after he gave up a two-run home run to Courtney Hawkins in the top of the ninth. Mejia pitched three innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked no one.

Shortstop Chesny Young was 3 for 4 with a walk and one run scored.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno made his season debut in this game, but he went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were locked out by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 5-2.

Jonathan Martinez got the loss tonight as he was tagged for five runs on eight hits over six innings. Martinez struck out three and walked one.

DH Yasiel Balaguert gave the Pelicans a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an RBI double. He was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

Off day.