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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 7

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Pelicans win 9th straight. Iowa, South Bend and Eugene also win.

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The San Diego Chicken will be at tomorrow night's I-Cubs game in Des Moines, in case you were thinking of going.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs held on to beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-4.

Rob Zastryzny is having a breakout season and today he got the win after pitching six scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits. Zastryzny walked only one batter and struck out five.

WIth a 6-1 lead going into the top of the ninth, Gerardo Concepcion came into the game and he walked all three batters he faced. Then manager Marty Pevey called upon Spencer Patton, who gave up a twp-run double to Yasiel Puig and an RBI single to Zach Walters to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. But then Patton struck out the next two batters and after a two-out walk to load the bases, Patton got a grounder to short to end the game and get the save.

Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was 3 for 4 and scored twice. Shortstop Kristopher Negron was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost a taste test to the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-5 in 12 innings.

Michael Wagner put the Smokies behind when he allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. Wagner struck out five and walked two.

After that, Stephen Perakslis tossed three scoreless innings and James Farris had two innings of relief without allowing a run. But after Juan Paniagua pitched a scoreless 11th inning, he gave up two runs in the top of the 12th to take the loss. The final line on Paniagua was two runs on three hits over two innings. He walked two and struck out three.

Pinch-hitter Ian Happ had an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Carlos Penalver,  to send the game into extra innings. Happ would stay in the game and walk the other time he came to the plate. Penalver was 2 for 4 with an RBI double.

Left fielder Kelly Dugan hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his eighth this season. Dugan went 2 for 5.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Make it nine in a row for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they shut out the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 6-0!

Starter James Pugliese got the win with 5.1 innings, allowing five hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, his sixth of the year. Baez was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Third baseman David Bote was 2 for 4.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs sunk the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 5-2.

Justin Steele started and got the win after allowing just one run over six innings. Steele allowed six hits. He struck out six and walked nobody.

First baseman Matt Rose hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie. It was his 11th home run this season and seventh for South Bend. Rose was 3 for 4 with a double and he scored twice.

Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4 with a double. Third baseman Adonis Paula went 2 for 3 with one RBI and one run scored.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds annexed the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 6-2.

Pedro Silvero pitched the first three innings without allowing a run. He gave up two hits. Silvero walked two and struck out five.

Marc Huberman pitched the next two innings without allowing a run and was awarded the win because Silvero didn't go five. Huberman only gave up one hit, but he did walk three without striking anyone out.

DH Sam Tidaback hit his first professional home run in the seventh inning with the bases empty. Tidaback was 1 for 4.

First baseman Chris Pieters was 2 for 4 with two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the White Sox, 1-0.