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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 15

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Iowa wins. Eugene wins. Rookie ball wins.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs turned their disruptor ray on the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 7-2.

The I-Cubs got seven strong innings from Jake Buchanan, who picked up his eighth win. Buchanan allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked one.

Center fielder Juan Perez was 2 for 2 with a double, a triple and a walk. He also reached once on catcher's interference. That has to be some kind of cycle. Perez scored three runs and drove in one.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4. He scored one run and had one RBI. Catcher Tim Federowicz was 2 for 4 with two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got burned by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 12-0.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were locked out by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 8-7 in 11 innings.

Erick Leal started this game and allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits over five innings. Leal struck out three and walked one.

The other four Pelicans pitchers in this game, Craig BrooksPedro Araujo, Ryan McNeil and Tommy Thorpe each allowed one run, with Thorpe obviously getting the loss. Thorpe pitched two innings and allowed one run on two hits. He walked two (one intentionally) and struck out one.

DH Ian Rice was 2 for 5 with a walk and two RBI. Center fielder Rashad Crawford was 2 for 5 with one RBI. He scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were cut down by the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), 4-2.

Kyle Miller started and took the loss. Miller allowed four runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Both of South Bend's runs came in the top of the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Bryant Flete. He was 1 for 3.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds swept up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 9-7.

The Ems fell behind early in this game when starter Manuel Rondon had his worst start of the year, giving up seven runs on seven hits over four innings. The good news for Rondon is that only one of the seven runs was earned. Rondon struck out three and walked no one.

Scott Frazier pitched a perfect bottom of the seventh inning to get the win when Eugene completed their comeback in the top of the eighth. Frazier struck out two.

Mark Malave was perfect over two innings for his third save. Malave struck out three.

The Ems took the lead in the eighth inning when D.J. Wilson led off the inning with a single and then scored on a bunt and an error. Wilson was 1 for 4 with a walk.

Shortstop Wladimir Galindo hit two triples in a 2 for 4 game. He also walked once and scored twice.

Left fielder Robert Garcia was 2 for 4 with a walk and he scored once. Shortstop Yeiler Peguero was 2 for 5 with a two-run triple in the fourth inning and three total RBI.

Center fielder Marcus Mastrobuoni went 2 for 5 with a two-run double and three total RBI. He scored once.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI. Right fielder Connor Myers was 2 for 5 with one RBI and one run scored.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Royals, 5-4.