The Iowa Cubs were late for the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 9-2.
Seth Frankoff started and took the loss. Frankoff allowed six runs, four earned, on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Two of those seven hits were home runs. Frankoff did strike out five and he walked just one, although he did hit one batter.
Third baseman Tommy La Stella was 3 for 5 with a run scored, although he did make two throwing errors.
Left fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 3 with a walk.
The Smokies split a doubleheader with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), winning game one 7-4 and losing the second one 5-0.
In the first game, starter Duane Underwood Jr. took home his first win of the season with five scoreless innings. He surrendered three hits and two walks while striking out one.
Brad Markey made this game close in his two innings of work when he gave up one run in the sixth and three in the seventh. The tying run came to the plate with runners on the corners and two outs, but Markey got the final out with a swinging strikeout to end the game in a non-save situation.
Left fielder Charcer Burks hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season. Burks went 2 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez connected for his second home run with a man on in the seventh inning. Baez was 2 for 4 with three RBI.
First baseman Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 4 with a double. He had one run batted in and he scored once.
In game two, starter Daniel Corcino took the loss after he gave up three runs on just one hit over 3.2 innings. He did walk three and struck out five. All the baserunners came in the five-run fourth inning and all of them scored after two outs.
The Smokies managed just three hits in game two, all singles.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Off-day. Home versus Wilmington tomorrow.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs got hammered by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 11-5.
Dylan Cease started tonight’s game on the day he was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. He probably won’t win it next time as he gave up three runs on six hits over just four innings. He struck out five and walked three.
Pedro Silverio relieved Cease and pitched a pretty disastrous fifth inning to take the loss. Silverio threw one inning and gave up five runs on five hits, including a pair of two-run home runs. He struck out two and walked two.
Third baseman Isaac Paredes hit a two-run home run in the second inning, his first of the season. Paredes was 1 for 4.
DH Wladimir Galindo went 3 for 4 with a walk and one run scored. First baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 5 with a double.