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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 9

Only South Bend won, but a hopeful start for a Cubs prospect in Tennessee.

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More movement in the Cubs system tonight. First, Shawon Dunston Jr. was traded to the Giants for cash. Next, the Cubs released Iowa pitchers Jean Machi and Brandon Gomes and promoted Corey Black and Miguel Mejia from Tennessee.

Also the Cubs signed veteran Joel Peralta to a minor-league deal.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were too late to catch the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 8-5.

Rob Zastryzny started for Iowa tonight and got his first Triple-A loss after he gave up five runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. Zastryzny walked three and struck out six.

Rough night for Carl Edwards Jr. in the ninth inning. He allowed three runs after giving up a single, three straight walks and a double, and the only batter he retired came on a caught stealing.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario had a pair of doubles in his Triple-A debut. He was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

First baseman Kristopher Negron went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple and three RBI.

Center fielder Juan Perez was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost 3-0 to the Mississippi Braves in the 11th inning on a walk-off three-run home run by Levi Hyams.

Jen-Ho Tseng came off the disabled list tonight and made a successful return to the mound, throwing five scoreless innings. Tseng allowed just two hits and one walk. He did hit one batter as well. Tseng struck out five. He was also 1 for 2 at the plate.

Juan Paniagua threw one scoreless inning and David Garner and James Farris each pitched two before Nick Sarianides took the mound in the 11th. After getting the first batter he faced on a ground out, Sarianides walked the next two and then gave up a three-run walk-off home run.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 3 for 5, and that was half of Tennessee's six hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were scratched by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 9-3.

Jake Stinnett started and took the loss for Myrtle Beach. Stinnett pitched 5.1 innings and was charged with three runs on seven hits. The positive note was that Stinnett struck out six and walked no one.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning. That's his seventh home run this year, whereas his previous career-high was 3. Torres went 1 for 3 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs vanquished the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-2.

Ryan Kellogg pitched very well in this game, faltering only when he gave up a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Kellogg's final line was two runs on five hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked no one.

Scott Effross got the win after the Cubs scored three runs in the eighth inning. Effross pitched two scoreless innings and allowed two hits. He walked one and struck out two.

South Bend retook the lead in the eighth when center fielder Donnie Dewees hit his unbelievable 11th triple of the year already and then he scored on an Eloy Jimenez single. Dewees was 2 for 3 with the triple and a walk. He scored two runs and he stole two bases.

Jimenez was 2 for 4 with a double and he scored twice.

The third member of the outfield, Eddy Martinez, was 2 for 4 with two doubles. Martinez drove in two.