The Iowa Cubs quieted the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 4-1.
Stephen Perakslis got called up to Iowa to make today's start and was solid. He only pitched four innings, but he didn't allow a run and gave up just three hits. Perakslis struck out three and walked one.
Armando Rivero allowed an inherited run to score in the sixth inning, but he got the win when Iowa came back and scored three runs in the eighth. Rivero pitched 1.2 innings and allowed no runs and no hits. He walked one and struck out one.
Felix Pena pitched the final two innings and got his first save of the season. Pena gave up no runs or hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Iowa took the lead in the eighth when Kristopher Negron tripled to lead off the inning and then Munenori Kawasaki singled him home. Then with two out, Albert Almora tripled home Kawasaki and then scored on a wild pitch for the fourth and final run.
Almora was 3 for 4 and scored twice. Kawasaki was 1 for 1 with two walks. Negron was 1 for 2 with two walks.
Catcher Willson Contreras was 2 for 4.
The Tennessee Smokies were stopped by the Mississippi Braves, 3-2.
Duane Underwood Jr. started and took the loss after giving up three runs on five hits over five innings. Underwood walked two and struck out three.
Both of Tennessee's runs came on a pinch-hit home run by Kelly Dugan. It was Dugan's third home run in his past three games. He's also only played five games so far this year.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were shut out by the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 4-0. The win snapped Wilmington's 12-game losing streak.
Trevor Clifton pitched five innings and gave up two runs on six hits. Clifton walked three and struck out eight.
The Pelicans were held in check for eight scoreless innings by Wilmington starter Ashton Goudeau, who gave up just six hits, walked no one and struck out eleven. The Pelicans were waiting for Goudeau to exit, but they couldn't score in the ninth.
DH Charcer Burks was 1 for 3 with a double. Shortstop Gleyber Torres was 1 for 4 with a double.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs turned the Beloit Snappers (Athletics) over on their backs, 3-2.
Kyle Twomey started this game and he gave up just one run on four hits over six innings. Twomey walked one and struck out six.
Craig Brooks pitched the top of the ninth and got the win when South Bend got the fifth walk-off win of the season in the bottom of the ninth. Brooks allowed a two out walk, but nothing else. He struck out one.
DH P.J. Higgins led off the bottom of the ninth with a single and went to second base when Daniel Spingola was hit by a pitch. Higgins advanced to third on a flyout to right field and scored when Eddy Martinez hit a fly ball to right and Higgins scored the winning after sliding around the tag at the plate.
Higgins went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Left fielder Eloy Jimenez was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.