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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 12

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Myrtle Beach, South Bend and Eugene win.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow night's wrap will be late as I'm going to see the I-Cubs play.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost the "Battle of the Bears" to the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros), 8-4.

Brian Matusz made his first start since his demotion and took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits over two innings. Matusz walked one and struck out three.

Catcher Tim Federowicz hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to make it a little closer. It was his fifth home run this season. Federowicz was 2 for 4 with three RBI.

Center fielder Juan Perez was 3 for 4 with a double. First baseman Kristopher Negron went 2 for 4 with a double and RBI single. DH Cael Brockmeyer went 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies dropped a doubleheader to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds), 4-3 and 8-0.

The first game started yesterday and Tyler Skulina pitched 1.2 innings before the rains came. Skulina allowed one run on two hits. He also walked two batters and hit one. Skulina did not have a strikeout.

David Garner got called into game one with a 3-2 lead in the ninth, but he blew the save and only managed to retire one batter. He surrendered two runs on three hits and a walk.

Left fielder Kelly Dugan hit his ninth home run of the year in the third inning with the bases empty. He was 2 for 4.

First baseman Victor Caratini hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. It was Caratini's sixth home run this seaosn. He was 1 for 5.

Catcher David Freitas was 2 for 4.

In the second game, starter Jen-Ho Tseng took the loss after giving up eight runs on ten hits over 4.1 innings. Hey, three of those eight runs were unearned. Tseng walked one, hit one batter and struck out three.

First baseman Ben Carhart went 2 for 3.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans reeled in the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 7-5. The Pelicans have won 17 of their last 21 games.

Jonathan Martinez improved his record to 11-5 after allowing four runs on six hits over five innings. Two of the hits were solo home runs to Travis Demeritte. Martinez did strike out six and walked no one.

Ryan McNeil pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 20th save. McNeil did allow one single and he walked Demeritte with two outs. McNeil did not record a strikeout.

Center fielder Donnie Dewees was 3 for 5 with a solo home run in the first inning, his fifth of the season and second for Myrtle Beach. Catcher Ian Rice was 2 for 5 with a double and he scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs drove their spears into the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 10-1.

Adbert Alzolay kept the Dragons off the board for the first five innings, giving up just four singles. He walked one and struck out six as he got his eighth win.

Left fielder Eloy Jimenez had a big night, going 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. The double came with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and scored three. Jimenez scored the first run of the game in the second inning after the triple and he had four total RBI.

DH Alberto Mineo hit a three-run home run in the third inning, his second of the season. Mineo was 1 for 5.

Center fielder Connor Myers was 4 for 5 and scored twice.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds snuck past the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 1-0.

Starter Manuel Rondon got the win after five innings, allowing just three hits. Rondon struck out six and walked two.

Mark Malave pitched the ninth inning and struck out the side in order for his seventh save.

The only run of the game came in the fifth inning when shortstop Zach Short singled to lead off the inning, stole second and scored on a Wladimir Galindo single. Short was 1 for 3 with a walk and Galindo was 1 for 2 with two walks.

First baseman Trent Giambrone was 2 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Rangers, 5-0.