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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 3

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Just South Bend wins tonight.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were flattened by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 3-2.

Clayton Richard was very good in a rehab start. Richard allowed just one hit over four innings. RIchard walked two and struck out three.

Gerardo Concepcion took the loss after he surrendered a run in the seventh and a two-run home run in the eighth inning. The final line on Concepcion was three runs on six hits over two innings. Concepcion walked one and struck out two.

Left fielder Matt Murton got Iowa to within a run with a home run to lead off the top of the ninth. It was Murton's second home run this year. He was 2 for 4.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single in the first inning.

Tennesse Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got disinfected by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 9-2.

Tyler Skulina started and took the loss. Skulina allowed three runs on six hits over four innings. Skulina walked two and struck out three.

Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was most of the Smokies offense today with three of their five hits. Rademacher was 3 for 5. He knocked in a run with a double in the sixth inning and then later scored on an Ian Happ sacrifice fly.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans died in committee against the Potomac Nationals, 5-3.

Trevor Clifton started, but he only got one inning in before the rains came and delayed the game for 90 minutes. Nevertheless, he took the loss after he allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk. He struck out one.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 4 with a two-run single in the third inning. He also scored the Pelicans other run.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to stun the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 5-3.

Adbert Alzolay pitched the first seven innings of this game and gave up three runs on six hits, including two solo home runs. Alzolay struck out three and walked no one.

Dillion Maples pitched a perfect top of the eighth and was credited with the win. He struck out two.

Craig Brooks faced three batters in the ninth and struck all three out for his fifth save.

Catcher Tyler Alamo tied the game in the eighth inning with a two-run double. He would later score the go-ahead run that inning on an Eddy Martinez single. Alamo was 2 for 4. Martinez was 3 for 4 and scored South Bend's first run in the second inning.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were shut out by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 3-0.

Jesus Castillo was the victim of non-support as he got the loss after giving up two runs on seven hits over five innings. Castillo struck out five and walked only one.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell went 2 for 3 with a triple. He also caught a ball in the outfield and ran right into the outfield gate, which swung open and he left the field. It wasn't as dramatic as Rodney McCray, but it was the same kind of thing. Except it was a door that is supposed to open.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 4-3.