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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 29

Wins for the Smokies and South Bend.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 7-5.

Drew Rucinski gave up five runs in the second inning and two in the third to get the loss. The final line on Rucinski was seven runs on eight hits over six innings. He did strike out six and he walked no one.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth as the I-Cubs attempted a comeback. It was Candelario's ninth home run this season and fifth with Iowa. He was 2 for 5 with three total RBI on the night. He also played one inning at first base before moving back to third as manager Marty Pevey got creative.

Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was 2 for 6 and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies clouded over the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 7-6 in 11 innings.

Starter Brad Markey put the Smokies behind early when the Lookouts pounced on him for four runs in the bottom of the second. But Markey lasted for five innings and finished with five runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out five.

David Garner tried to nail down the save in the bottom of the ninth, but he gave up a run to send the game into extra innings and then got into a jam again in the tenth. Starling Peralta got the win by getting out of a two-on, one out jam in the tenth and then throwing a perfect bottom of the eleventh. Peralta did walk one batter in the tenth. He did not strike anyone out.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher went 4 for 6 with a double and a two-run home run in the fourth inning. It was Rademacher's eighth home run this season. He scored three runs.

Shortstop Chesny Young was 3 for 5 with a walk and an RBI.

Catcher Victor Caratini was 2 for 5 with a walk. He scored one run and drove one in. First baseman David Freitas was 2 for 5.

Jorge Soler was 0 for 4 with a walk in a rehab appearance. To knock down those "Ian Happ was scratched" rumors, Happ entered the game in the tenth inning and was 0 for 1.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were dyed by the Salem Red Sox, 3-1.

Preston Morrison was excellent in his Pelicans debut. He threw six scoreless innings, allowing just five hits. He struck out six and walked one.

Daury Torrez relieved Morrison in the seventh inning and he was clobbered for three runs on three hits and a walk in just two-thirds of an inning. Torrez struck out one.

Shortstop Bryant Flete was 2 for 4 and scored the lone Birds run on a double by David Bote. First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

Behind a big night from Eloy Jimenez, the South Bend Cubs sent the Lake County Captains (Indians) to Davy Jones' Locker, 11-7.

Kyle Miller started and got the win, even though he did surrender five runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings. Miller did strike out six and he didn't walk anyone.

Jimenez was 4 for 5 with two doubles and a grand slam in the fifth inning. It was Jimenez's 12th home run this season. Jimenez scored four runs.

DH Alberto Mineo was 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 5 with a walk and a run scored. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the sixth inning.

Eddy Martinez was just 1 for 4 with a walk, but he twice threw out runners at the plate from right field in the sixth inning.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were prey for the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 8-7 in ten innings.

Dylan Cease started this game, but he only faced five batters. He walked the first three, struck out the next one and then walked in a run. He then left the game and Duncan Robinson got out of the bases-loaded, one-out jam with no further runs scoring.

The Ems had a 7-2 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth, but Andin Diaz gave up five runs in the bottom of the ninth to send it to extras. Mark Malave came in to pitch the tenth inning and he allowed a two-out, walk-off solo home run to Willie Abreu.

DH Trent Giambrone went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored two runs and drove one in.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero was 3 for 5 with a walk and an RBI. Shortstop Zach Short was 2 for 5 with an RBI double. Catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni was 2 for 5 and knocked home one run.

AZL Cubs

Suspended in the 4th inning by rain. They lead the Diamondbacks 1-0.