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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 13

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you loses. And sometimes it rains.

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The Cubs made their signing of Joel Peralta official and Iowa also activated Pierce Johnson off the disabled list. Alex Sanabia was released.

Yesterday, the Cubs also signed infielder Josh Silver out of the independent Frontier League and assigned him to South Bend.

Iowa Cubs

Rained out in Colorado Springs. Doubleheader tomorrow.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were identified by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 4-2.

Starter Tyler Skulina took the loss after allowing three runs over six innings. Skulina gave up six hits, two of which were solo home runs. He struck out six and walked two.

Both of Tennessee's runs came on a two-run home run by center fielder Jacob Hannemann in the third inning. It was Hannemann's seventh home run of the year. Hannemann also doubled in a 2 for 4 game.

The rest of the Smokies lineup just managed three hits between them.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were solved by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 7-3.

Rough start for Erick Leal, who didn't make it out of the fourth inning. Leal allowed six runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. He didn't get much help from his defense as two errors made three of the six runs unearned. Leal walked two and struck out three.

Catcher Gioskar Amaya stayed red-hot as he hit his fourth home run in three games in the bottom of the first with the bases empty. Amaya hit four home runs all of last season (and the year before), but he now has five this year. Amaya was 1 for 2 with two walks.

DH Charcer Burks hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. That was also Burks' fifth home run this season. Burks went 2 for 4.

Second baseman Andrew Ely was 2 for 4.


South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs dispatched with the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 6-1.

It was the first win of the season for starter Kyle Miller. Miller pitched six innings and gave up just one unearned run. He gave up four hits. Miller struck out three and walked one.

Kyle Twomey got the three-inning save in the all-Kyle pitching night. Twomey gave up three hits, but no runs. That probably had something to do with Twomey striking out six and walking nobody.

DH Ian Rice hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his sixth of the season. Rice went 3 for 5.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 4 for 4, his first four-hit game of his career. Martinez scored once and had one RBI.

P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4. He also scored once and drove one in. Josh Silver was 2 for 4.