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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 21

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A record winning-streak for the Ems ends, but Iowa, Tennessee and South Bend win.

Adonis Paula
Adonis Paula
Sue Skowronski

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs made the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) blue, 6-3.

Jordan Pries threw the first six innings without allowing a run to get the win. Pries allowed just two hits. He walked three and struck out six.

Jose Rosario pitched the ninth innings and got the save. He gave up a two-out single, but nothing else. Rosario struck out one.

Center fielder John Andreoli led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, his 12th of the season. Andreoli was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and two walks tonight. Andreoli scored three times.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4 with two RBI. First baseman Cael Brockmeyer went 2 for 4 with a double and he scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies blocked out the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 9-4.

Starter Brad Markey evened his record on the year to 7-7 after he gave up just one run on four hits over six innings. Markey struck out six and walked two.

Right fielder Lane Adams hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Smokies an early 4-0 lead. It was his second home run this year. Adams went 1 for 4.

Left fielder Chesny Young got his average back up over .300 by going 3 for 4 with a walk. He also scored one run.

Tommy La Stella returned to the lineup tonight and played the whole game. He was 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored one run.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were pounced on by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 5-4.

Jeremy Null allowed four runs in the fourth inning and one in the seventh to get the loss. The final line for Null was five runs on five hits over 6.1 innings. Null walked two and struck out five.

Third baseman David Bote went 3 for 4 with a triple and a walk. Bote scored twice and drove in one.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 5 with a double. Right fielder Daniel Spingola was 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs outslugged the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 12-9.

Jose Paulino started and gave up six runs on eight hits in just four innings. He walked three and struck out six.

Yet the only reason Paulino didn't get the win was because he didn't go five innings. Instead, the win went to Pedro Araujo, who pitched the next three innings. He allowed three runs on two hits. He walked two and struck out seven.

Dillon Maples threw the final two innings without allowing a run and got his eighth save. Maples gave up just one hit. He struck out three and walked no one.

Third baseman Matt Rose had a huge night, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a grand slam in the top of the first inning. It was Rose's 15th home run this year and 11th with South Bend. Rose had five RBI and scored three runs.

Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 3 for 6 with a double. He scored two runs and drove in one. First baseman Alberto Mineo went 2 for 5 with a walk. Mineo also scored twice and had one RBI.

DH Adonis Paula was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds got soaked by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 12-1, ending the Ems 15-game winning streak.

Bryan Hudson got battered for seven runs on six hits over just 3.2 innings. Hudson walked five batters while striking out five.

First baseman Trent Giambrone was 3 for 4 with a double. Second baseman Yeiler Peguero was 2 for 4 with a triple.

AZL Cubs

Won the first game of a doubleheader over the Diamondbacks, 7-0. The Cubs were leading game two 2-1 in the fifth inning.