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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 8

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Iowa and Tennessee rode great pitching to wins.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Mother's Day!

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs weathered the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-5.

Ryan Williams got his fourth win of the season after going eight strong innings, allowing just two runs in the first inning. Williams allowed just four hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Felix Pena entered the game in a non-save situation in the ninth and proceeded to give up three runs, all after two were out. But with a runner on first, Pena got the last out with a swinging strikeout.

Left fielder Kristopher Negron went 2 for 3 with a two-run single in the second inning to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Negron also had a sac fly for 3 total RBI.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit his third home run of the season in the fourth inning with the bases empty. Alcantara was 1 for 4.

DH Willson Contreras was 2 for 3 with a double and a HBP. He had one RBI. Center fielder Albert Almora was 2 for 5 with one run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies shut out the Mississippi Braves, 2-0.

Brad Markey pitched the first five innings and had some issues, except that he didn't allow anyone to score. Markey did give up six hits and he walked three. Markey struck out three as his record improved to 4-0.

Corey Black pitched a perfect ninth inning for his fourth save. He struck out one.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once. First baseman Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 3 and he singled Candelario home after his double in the sixth inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got a rock from the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 6-5 in 11 innings.

Jake Stinnett had a rough start today as he gave up four runs on five hits in five innings. Stinnett walked three and struck out four.

Jordan Minch took the mound to start the 11th and took the loss when he gave up a walkoff single to Wander Franco. Minch pitched a third of an inning and allowed one unearned run on a single and a walk. He did not have a strikeout.

The winning run was put on base on an error by shortstop Gleyber Torres, but he wouldn't have been in a position to make that error had he not hit a game-tying 2-run home run in the top of the ninth. It was Torres' third blast of the season. Torres was 3 for 5 with a walk today. He scored three runs.

Second baseman Ian Happ was 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. He scored once.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 4 with a sacrifice fly.

South Bend Cubs

Travelling to Dayton.