South Bend's Ian Rice was named Midwest League Player of the Week. Rice hit .471 with a .550 OBP and 3 home runs last week.
The Iowa Cubs put down the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 11-6. It was Iowa's fifth-straight win after having lost 10 of the previous 11 games.
It was a comfortable win for Alex Sanabia, his first in the Cubs organization. Sanabia allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. He struck out two and walked two.
First baseman Dan Vogelbach was the star today with an RBI single in the top of the first and a solo home run in the third, his eighth of the season. Vogelbach was 3 for 4 with a walk.
Catcher Willson Contreras went 2 for 5 with a walk and a two-run triple in the sixth inning. Contreras had three total RBI and he scored once.
Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara went 2 for 6 with three runs scored and an RBI. Third baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 5 with a double and two steals. Watkins had two RBI and scored once.
Shortstop Munenori Kawasaki went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies were outmaneuvered by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 10-5.
Stephen Perakslis started and took the loss after he gave up three runs on six hits over three innings. He walked one and struck out one.
The game really got out of hand in the fourth when Starling Peralta relieved Perakslis and was torched for four runs in only a third of an inning.
Leading off the fifth inning, right fielder Billy McKinney hit his first home run of the season to cut the Smokies deficit to 7-1. McKinney was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
DH Stephen Bruno was 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth. Bruno later scored that inning on a single by center fielder Jacob Hannemann. Hannemann was 3 for 5.
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The South Bend Cubs were cooked by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 5-1.
Kyle Twomey pitched the first 5.1 innings and allowed one run on just one hit, a solo home run in the fourth inning by Kodie Tidwell. Twomey did walk four batters and he struck out three.
Casey Bloomquist pitched the rest of the way and took the loss after the TinCaps plated three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh. The final line on Bloomquist was 2.2 innings pitched, allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits. Bloomquist walked two and struck out one.
South Bend had ten hits tonight, but only one run after going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. Their only run came when Eddy Martinez reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and then stole third with the throw going wild to score on the throwing error.
Rice, on the day he was named MWL Player of the Week, was 2 for 3 with a walk. P.J. Higgins was 3 for 5. Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 with a triple.