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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 11

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Iowa Cubs

Off day. Headed to Fresno, so expect some late nights on the Wraps for the next week.

Tennessee Smokies

Their game in Pensacola was suspended with the Smokies leading 1-0 in the 2nd inning. They'll finish tomorrow and then will play a 7-inning game afterwards.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dyed the Salem Red Sox, 3-2.

Starter Preston Morrison got his 11th win of the season and second for the Pelicans. He allowed just one run on five hits over 6.2 innings. The one run came on a solo home run by Rafael Devers. Morrison walked three and struck out four.

Ryan McNeil pitched the ninth inning and got his 19th save of the season, but not until he gave up another solo home run to Devers. McNeil retired the other three batters he faced, two by strikeout.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert hit a solo home run, his 18th of the season, in the third inning. He was 1 for 4.

Shortstop Andrew Ely was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 7-4.

Oscar De La Cruz pitched the first five innings and didn't allow a hit. He walked one and struck out six as he picked up his first South Bend win.

Tanner Griggs relieved De La Cruz in the sixth inning and gave up the first two hits of the game to the first two batters he faced. He then retired the next nine batters he faced in order, striking out two.

Dillon Maples entered the ninth inning with South Bend leading 7-0 and he gave up four runs. Obviously he didn't get a save, but he did eventually get three outs.

Both center fielder Connor Myers and shortstop Andruw Monasterio were 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 4 with a walk and one run batted in.

Highlights:

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds silenced the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 7-4.

Dylan Cease started and pitched 3.1 innings and allowed one unearned run on three hits. Cease struck out six and walked just one.

Duncan Robinson relieved Cease and picked up his second win. Robinson threw 2.2 innings without allowing a run. Robinson gave up four hits, but he walked no one and struck out four

Michael Knighton pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save. He allowed a leadoff single, but retired the next three batters in order, striking out one.

Catcher Marcus Mastrobuoni hit a two-run home run in the third inning, his third this season. Mastrobuoni was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk.

In the eighth inning, left fielder Chris Pieters hit a solo home run, his third of the season. Pieters went 2 for 5.

Two batters later, right fielder Kevonte Mitchell homered for the fourth time this year. Mitchell was 1 for 4 with the one RBI.

Third baseman Wladimir Galindo had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He scored twice and hand one RBI.

AZL Cubs

Off Day.