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With an RBI double, a three-run home run and a spectacular catch over the fence in foul territory, Cubs star Eloy Jimenez and the World Team beat the USA Team, 11-3. Despite this, the game MVP went to the Red Sox Yoan Moncada.
Here's video of the Jimenez catch.
And here's Jimenez's home run.
The Iowa Cubs got tossed in the dryer by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 7-4.
Drew Rucinski pitched well at the highest-altitude park in America, but he got the loss anyway. Rucinski allowed two runs, one earned, on just four hits over six innings. He did walk three batters, hit one and struck out two.
Center fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once. Left fielder Matt Murton went 2 for 5 and also scored once.
The Tennessee Smokies burned down the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 5-4.
Tyler Skulina pitched the first five innings and gave up three runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out three.
Starling Peralta gave up a run in the top of the sixth, but got the win when Tennessee retook the lead in the bottom of the inning. Peralta pitched 1.1 innings and allowed the run on three hits. He did not walk or strike anyone out.
David Berg pitched the ninth inning and loaded the bases with one out on a bunt single, a walk and an error. But he induced a 1-2-3 double play to end the game and get his sixth save.
Center fielder Trey Martin hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his first of the season. Martin was 3 for 3 with a stolen base. He had two RBI.
In the sixth inning, right fielder Bijan Rademacher broke a 4-4 tie with a solo home run, his seventh of the year. Rademacher was 3 for 4 and scored twice.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans pulverized the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 9-1.
Zach Hedges got the win with six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. He struck out eight and walked no one. That's pretty good.
Second baseman David Bote piled on with a solo home run in the top of the ninth. It was his third home run this year and second for the Pelicans. Bote was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Left fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Center fielder Rashad Crawford was 2 for 5 with a steal. He scored two runs and had one RBI.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs raced past the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 10-6.
Starter Carson Sands threw five innings and got knocked around for six runs on seven hits, including three home runs. Despite all that, Sands got his seventh win. Sands walked two and struck out two.
DH P.J. Higgins was 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles. Higgins scored two runs and drove one in.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez also had two doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He also walked once. Martinez scored one run and had two RBI.
Catcher Alberto Mineo went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI. He scored one run. Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI. Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 5 and scored once.
The Eugene Emeralds got pounced on by the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 10-2.
Ems starter Pedro Silvero allowed just four hits, but since one of those hits was a two-run home run and he also walked four men, that led to four runs allowed in 4.2 innings. Silvero did strike out seven.
Thirteenth-round pick Wyatt Short made his professional debut in the eighth inning. He threw a perfect inning, striking out one.
Shortstop Yeiler Peguero was 3 for 4 with a double and scored once.