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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 5

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Wins for Myrtle Beach and Eugene.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 3-0.

Jake Buchanan pitched the first six innings and took the loss after giving up three runs on five hits. All came in the second inning and one of them was unearned. Buchanan walked two and struck out one.

Zephyrs pitchers Justin Nicolino and Drew Steckenrider held the I-Cubs to three singles, two of which came in the ninth inning.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were burnt by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 3-1.

Tyler Skulina was brilliant over seven innings, giving up just one unearned run and one hit. He did walk four, but he struck out seven.

R.J. Alvarez pitched the eighth inning and took the loss. Alvarez two runs on three hits. He didn't have a strikeout or a walk.

The Smokies also only had three hits, but two of them were doubles, at least. Kelly Dugan was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their seventh straight game, 5-1 over the Carolina Mudcats (Braves).

Starter Jonathan Martinez got his tenth win of the season after giving up just one run on four hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Left fielder Charcer Burks hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give the Smokies a 2-0 lead. It was his tenth home run this year. Burks was 1 for 4.

Second baseman Bryant Flete went 2 for 4 with a triple and he scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were slow-cooked by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 4-3 in 15 innings.

Oscar De La Cruz was terrific tonight, going five innings while striking out nine and walking just one. He did allow a run on three hits. De La Cruz did hit one batter.

The Cubs were just one out away from winning this game, but Scott Effross allowed a two-out single that tied the game. Effross allowed two runs on six hits over two innings. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Dillon Maples got the loss when he gave up a two-out RBI single in the top of the 15th. You really can't blame him. Everyone wanted to go home. it was past midnight. In any case, it was the only hit and the only run that Maples allowed over three innings. Maples walked two and struck out three.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds deported the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 3-2.

Starter Dylan Cease only lasted 1.2 innings. He allowed one run on one hit and three walks. He struck out three.

Andin Diaz faced six batters over two innings of relief. He did hit one batter, but he erased him with a double play so he faced the minimum. Diaz struck out three.

Wyatt Short pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save. He struck out one.

Left fielder Robert Garcia tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI double in the third inning. He was 2 for 5.

Center fielder D.J. Wilson had an RBI single in the fifth to tie the game back up at 2-2. Wilson was 2 for 4 with a double and he scored on the Garcia double.

Marcus Mastrobuoni scored the final and eventual winning run of the game when he walked in the seventh inning and went to second and then third base on wild pitches. He scored on a Kevonte Mitchell sac fly. Mastrobuoni was 0 for 3 otherwise.

First baseman Chris Pieters was 2 for 2 with two walks. Catcher Tyler Paine went 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Dodgers, 11-4.