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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 25

South Bend is starting to run away from the pack in the Midwest League East Division.

Sue Skowronski

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got yipped to death by the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres), 9-1.

Starter Jake Buchanan got knocked around for six runs on nine hits over five innings. Three of the six runs were unearned, so there's that. Buchanan struck out four and walked one.

Iowa's lone run came in the bottom of the second when second baseman Arismendy Alcantara led off the inning with a triple and scored on a ground out by Logan Watkins. Alcantara was 1 for 4. Watkins was 1 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies couldn't hide from the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 6-2.

Stephen Perakslis started for the Smokies and he took the loss after he allowed three runs on three hits over four innings. One of the runs was unearned and all three runs came in the third inning. Perakslis struck out three and walked no one.

Jose Rosario made his Double-A debut in this game after Perakslis and he surrendered two runs on three hits over two innings. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He scored a run in the second inning after leading off the inning with a double, going to third on a ground out and then scoring on a Victor Caratini sac fly.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cleaned up the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 6-2.

Erick Leal improved his record to 6-2 by tossing seven strong innings. Leal allowed just two runs on five hits. He struck out five and walked two.

Jordan Minch entered the game in the ninth inning after the first two batters of the inning singled off of James Pugliese. Minch got out of the jam for his first save of the season. Minch did walk one, but he gave up no hits. He did not have a strikeout.

Gleyber Torres got the night off from playing defense and as the DH, he hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning, his fifth of the season. Torres was 3 for 5 and he stole two bases.

Left fielder Charcer Burks also hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his fourth of the season. Burks went 2 for 3.

Right fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs won their sixth game in a row by hunting down the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 10-5.

Kyle Twomey pitched five innings and allowed four runs on five hits, including home runs in the first and second innings. Nevertheless, that was good enough for his first win of the season. Twomey walked five and struck out six.

Catcher Ian Rice tied the game up at 3-3 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning, his first homer of the year. Rice went 2 for 4 and had three total RBI.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges blew the game open with a bases-loaded, three-run triple in the bottom of the third. Hodges was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Center fielder Donnie Dewees was 2 for 5 with a stolen base and a run scored. Left fielder Daniel Spingola went 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

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