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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 19

The Eugene Emeralds won their 15th straight game, setting a Northwest League record.

Eugene Emeralds

We're starting with Eugene tonight because they're pretty special.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds grounded the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 7-1. The win was their 15th straight win, breaking the league record of 14 straight wins set in 2011, also by the Emeralds.

Pedro Silverio pitched the first five innings without allowing a run for the win. He gave up just two hits. Silverio walked two and struck out six.

Third baseman Wladimir Galindo broke this game open in the sixth inning with a bases-loaded, three-run double that made the score 7-0. Galindo was 1 for 2 with two walks.

Shortstop Zack Short also had a big night. He was 2 for 3 with a double. He also walked once and had a sac fly. Short had three total RBI and he scored once.

Catcher Tyler Payne was 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the fourth inning that made it 2-0.

The win improves the Ems record on the season to 45-15.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got scratched by the Sacramento River Cats (Giants), 7-1.

Starter Drew Rucinski allowed all seven runs on 13 hits over 6.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 5 with the lone I-Cubs RBI on a third-inning single.

Right fielder Juan Perez was 2 for 5 with a double. Second baseman Kristopher Negron went 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were put out by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 7-1.

Starter Michael Wagner was strong tonight, allowing just one run on two hits over 6.1 innings. Wagner walked just one and struck out two.

Stephen Perakslis relieved Wagner and took the loss after he allowed one inherited runner to score and three more runs of his own. His final line was one inning, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks. Only one of the three runs was earned. Perakslis struck out one.

Left fielder Daniel Lockhart was 1 for 3 with the lone Smokies RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were caught by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 5-2.

Starter Jonathan Martinez took the loss after he surrendered three runs on six hits in just four innings. Martinez walked three and struck out two.

Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs got wrenched by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 5-2.

Starter Justin Steele kept the Lugnuts off the scoreboard for six innings, allowing just five hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Carson Sands took the loss in relief. Sands pitched 1.2 innings and gave up three runs on two hits and a walks. Sands struck out two.

First baseman P.J. Higgins was 1 for 4 with a double and one run scored.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Padres, 6-1.