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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 27

Wins for the I-Cubs, Pelicans and the Ems.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs blew past the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 8-2.

Starter Rob Zastryzny allowed just one hit and one unearned runs over four innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Spencer Patton was awarded the win because Zastryzny didn't go five. Patton pitched two scoreless innings. He surrendered one hit. He walked two and struck out three.

Shortstop Kristopher Negron hit a solo home run in the second inning. It was his fifth of the season. Negron went 1 for 3 with a walk.

In the third inning, catcher Taylor Davis connected for his first home run of the year with a man on. Davis was was 2 for 5 with three RBI.

Left fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Right fielder Juan Perez went 2 for 4 with an RBI double as part of a five-run second inning. He was also hit by a pitch and stole a base.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He scored two runs and had an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies couldn't hide from the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 8-4.

Jen-Ho Tseng started and took the loss after he allowed four runs in the fifth inning, three of which were unearned. The final line on Tseng was five runs, two earned, on seven hits over five innings. Two of the seven hits were home runs. Tseng walked one and struck out three.

Chris Coghlan went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a walk in a rehab appearance. Coghlan had two runs batted in and he scored once.

Jorge Soler went 0 for 2 with three walks.

Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans washed the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 10-7.

Starter Jake Stinnett pitched four innings and surrendered just one unearned run on just two hits. He did walk four, however, while striking out three. Stinnett also hit a batter.

Tommy Nance gave up three runs in the top of the eighth, but he got the win when the Pelicans struck back for three runs in the bottom of the inning. The final line on Nance was three runs on four hits over two innings. One of the runs was unearned. Nance struck out two and walked no one.

Ryan McNeil pitched a perfect top of the ninth for his 16th save. He struck out one.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert hit two home runs tonight, bringing his total on the season to 15. The first came with the bases empty in the fourth inning and the second came in the fifth with a man on. Balaguert was 3 for 5.

Center fielder Donnie Dewees hit his first Carolina League home run back-to-back with Balaguert in the fourth inning. Dewees went 1 for 3 with a walk and a steal. He scored twice. It was his fourth home run overall.

Left fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 5 with a two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth. He then scored the third run in that critical inning. Burks also stole one base.

Catcher Erick Castillo was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

With the win, the Pelicans moved into first place in the second-half in their division with an 18-15 record.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs sprung a leak against the Lake County Captains (Indians), 5-4.

Starter Jose Paulino when he gave up three runs on five hits over five innings. Paulino walked two and struck out four.

Tanner Griggs gave up two runs on three hits over 2+ innings. Griggs walked one and struck out two.

Catcher Alberto Mineo gave the Cubs an early 3-0 lead with a three-run home run in the top of the first. It was Mineo's first home run since 2014 and only the second of his professional career. Mineo was 2 for 4 with a walk.

First baseman Matt Rose was 3 for 3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda went 2 for 5 with one run scored and one RBI.

Left fielder Eloy Jimenez was 2 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 4-1.

Starter Manuel Rondon got the win after allowing one run on six hits over 5.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Wyatt Short pitched a perfect top of the ninth to get the save. He did not strike anyone out.

DH Jose Paniagua hit a two-run triple in the first inning to give the Ems the early lead. Paniagua was 1 for 3.

Robert Garcia and Chris Pieters were both 2 for 4. Garcia had an RBI and Pieters scored on the Paniagua triple.

AZL Cubs

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