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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 26

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Smokies and rookie ball wins.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got zapped by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 9-5.

Jake Buchanan started and got the loss. Buchanan allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings. All six runs came in the third. He walked three and struck out three.

Second baseman Juan Perez hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, his seventh of the season. Perez also doubled in a 2 for 4 night. He scored two runs.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario hit a solo home run in the sixth. It was his fourth this year. Candelario was 1 for 4.

Catcher Taylor Davis doubled twice in a 2 for 4 game. Davis had one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got in the eyes of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 13-9.

Tyler Skulina pitched the first five innings and got the win. He gave up two runs on five hits. He struck out one and walked two.

Center fielder Trey Martin was 4 for 5. He scored four times and drove in two. Third baseman Chesny Young was also 4 for 5. He scored one run and drove in one.

Second baseman Ian Happ was 2 for 5 with two doubles. He scored once and drove in two.

DH Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 5 with one run scored and one RBI.

Chris Coghlan went 2 for 3 with a double and two walks in a rehab appearance. He scored twice and had two runs batted in. Jorge Soler was 0 for 4 with a sacrifice fly in his rehab game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were stuck in the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 8-6.

Tommy Thorpe started tonight and gave up two runs on two hits over 3.1 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Pedro Araujo got rocked for five runs in the top of the eighth and took the loss. Araujo's final line on the night was five runs on five hits and three walks over two innings. One of the hits was a three-run home run. Araujo struck out three.

Left fielder Charcer Burks hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth. Burks was 2 for 5 with three RBI. He also stole a base.

The newest Pelicans had a great debut tonight. Second baseman Bryant Flete was 3 for 4 with a triple and a walk. Flete scored two runs and drove one in. Center fielder Donnie Dewees was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base.

South Bend Cubs

Off day.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds lost the first game of the second-half, 5-1 to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants).

Erling Moreno got the Ems off to a great start with five scoreless innings. Moreno gave up five hits and walked one while striking out seven.

Dakota Mekkes took the loss in relief. He surrendered two runs on two hits over two innings. He walked one and struck out three.

First baseman Jose Paniagua was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored the lone Ems run.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Brewers, 6-4.