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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 9

Iowa wins, Smokies lose in an abbreviated slate.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reliever David Berg got promoted from Myrtle Beach to Tennessee. Pitcher Tyler Ihrig was released.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs splashed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 10-3. With the win, the I-Cubs go over .500 for the first time this season at 15-14.

Jake Buchanan got the win after pitching seven innings and allowing three runs on eight hits. All three of the runs he allowed came in the sixth inning, including a two-run home run that inning. Buchanan struck out four and walked one.

DH Dan Vogelbach hit two home runs today. The first came in the first inning with two-men on as a part of a five-run inning that put the game out of reach early. The second blast was a solo home run in the fourth. Vogelbach was 2 for 4. He now has five home runs this season.

Center fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 5 and scored twice. First baseman Taylor Davis was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored twice and had two RBI.

Right fielder Shane Victorino was 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the sixth inning. Victorino also scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were battered by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 2-1.

It was a great start for Rob Zastryzny, who really only made one mistake: a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning. Zastryzny pitched seven innings and allowed five hits and just the one run. He walked three and struck out two.

Josh Conway took the loss. He pitched 1.1 innings and gave up one run after he gave up a leadoff double in the ninth and then walked one batter after one out. With runners on first and second and one out, David Berg made his Double-A debut. The second pitch he threw was hit into left-center field for a walk-off double.

Conway allowed two hits total. He walked the one and struck out one.

The Smokies scored their only run when first baseman Victor Caratini doubled to lead off the second inning and then scored on a Kelly Dugan single. Caratini was 2 for 3 with a walk and his first stolen base of the season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Off Day

South Bend Cubs

Rained out in Dayton. Doubleheader tomorrow.