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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 16

The 4 farm clubs that played all won.

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

South Bend pitcher Oscar De La Cruz was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week.

The Emeralds have won 12 in a row, folks. The Pelicans have won 15 of 17.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs declawed the Sacramento River Cats (Giants), 5-1.

Jake Buchanan improved his record to 11-7 after giving up just one run on seven hits over seven innings. Buchanan struck out four and walked two. Coincidentally, he walked twice while up at the plate and scored once.

Corey Black threw the other two innings without allowing a hit for the save. Black walked one, but faced the minimum thanks to a double play. He struck out three.

Center fielder Juan Perez was 2 for 5. Both of his hits drove in one run for two total RBI.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno got activated off the disabled list and promoted to Iowa. In his first game in Triple-A, Bruno was 2 for 4 with a double. He also stole a base.

Right fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 3 with a sac fly. He also walked, stole a base and scored an insurance run in the ninth inning on a single bly Perez.

Tennessee Smokies

Coming home from Pensacola.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dotted the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 4-3 in ten innings.

Trevor Clifton pitched the first six innings for the Pelicans, allowing three runs on nine hits. Clifton struck out six and walked only one.

The Pelicans got four scoreless innings out of the bullpen tonight: two from Scott Effross and two from winning-pitcher Daniel Lewis. Both pitchers allowed just one hit and no walks. Effross struck out one and Lewis fanned two.

Yasiel Balaguert singled home Donnie Dewees in the bottom of the tenth inning for the winning hit. Dewees had led off the inning with a single and then stole second. Balaguert went 3 for 5 with two RBI and Dewees was 1 for 4 with a steal and two runs scored.

Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 5 and scored one run.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs repossessed the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 3-2.

Ryan Kellogg won his seventh game after allowing just one run over five innings. Kellogg gave up three hits, walked three and struck out three.

Jared Cheek pitched the ninth inning without allowing a run and collected his tenth save and third for South Bend. Cheek allowed one hit and he walked one while striking out one.

South Bend scored all three runs in the second inning. Left fielder Robert Caro tripled in a run and scored on a wild pitch. He was 2 for 3.

Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds swept the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 13-8. It was Eugene's 12th straight win.

Tyson Miller started and he gave up two runs over 3.2 innings. Miller allowed two hits, but one was a home run. Miller walked one and struck out three.

Mark Huberman entered the game with two on and one out in the sixth inning. He retired the next five batters in order and got the win when Eugene scored five runs in the seventh.

The Ems scored their 13 runs on only 8 hits, thanks to nine walks and one hit batsman. Left fielder Chris Pieters was 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBI. He scored once.

Shortstop Zach Short was 1 for 2 with two walks and he was hit by a pitch. Short also stole one base and scored twice.

AZL Cubs

Off day.