The Iowa Cubs got soaked by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-1.
Drew Rucinski started and got the loss after he was touched for four runs on nine hits over seven innings. Rucinski struck out three and he did not issue a walk.
Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the fourth inning, which scored the rehabbing Chris Coghlan. Coghlan played seven innings and was 1 for 3.
The Tennessee Smokies ambushed the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 5-4 in ten innings.
Starter Brad Markey pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits. He had some real control issues as he walked four batters, hit two and struck out no one.
Stephen Perakslis pitched the next three innings without allowing a run and got the win. Perakslis gave up just two hits. He walked one and struck out four.
David Berg pitched a scoreless bottom of the tenth for the save, but it was an ugly one thanks to two weak singles allowed by Berg and two errors committed by the Smokies defense. Berg had neither a strikeout nor a walk.
Catcher Ben Carhart connected for a solo home run in the second inning off his former Smokies teammate Paul Blackburn. It was Carhart's fifth home run. He was 1 for 5 with two RBI.
In case you were curious, the Smokies scored four runs in 3.2 innings off of Blackburn.
Kelly Dugan hit his second double of the game in the top of the tenth inning, scoring David Freitas. Dugan was 2 for 5 with two RBI. Freitas was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Lane Adams went 2 for 5 with one RBI.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans swept the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 8-4.
Starter Jonathan Martinez improved his record to 12-6 after allowing four runs on nine hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Second baseman David Bote destroyed the Mudcats with two doubles and a two-run home run in the seventh innings. It was Bote's fourth home run for Myrtle Beach and fifth of the season. He was 4 for 5 with three RBI tonight and nine total bases.
Shortstop Bryant Flete was 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI.
Center fielder Donnie Dewees was 1 for 3 with a two-run double, a walk and a sacrifice fly. He also stole two bases and scored one run.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs wiped out against the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 2-1.
Justin Steele was the hard-luck loser. Steele allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He did struggle with his control as he walked five and struck out two.
South Bend struck out 16 times in this game. Eloy Jimenez was 1 for 4 with a double.