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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 26

The Smokies have a 1 1⁄2 game lead in their division after beating Biloxi.

Jacob Hannemann
Jacob Hannemann
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs went bust against the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks), 7-6.

Starter Aaron Brooks went 7+ innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. Brooks struck out six and walked no one.

Pierce Johnson took over for Brooks in the eighth inning and he allowed one inherited runner to score and two more of his own to take the loss. Johnson’s final line was two runs on three hits and a walk over one inning. Johnson did not strike anyone out.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario hit a bases-loaded, three-run double in the bottom of the first inning. Candelario was 1 for 3 with a walk and one run scored.

Left fielder Chris Dominguez hit a two-run double in the sixth inning. He later scored that inning on an error. Dominguez was 1 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies slipped past the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 3-2.

Starter Preston Morrison allowed just one unearned run over six innings. Morrison surrendered just three hits and issued three walks. He struck out eight.

Daury Torrez pitched a perfect top of the seventh inning and got the win. Torrez did not strike anyone out.

Justin Hancock pitched the ninth inning and got his first career save. Hancock did allow a run on a hit and a walk. He did not strike anyone out.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez tied the game up at 1-1 when he hit his seventh home run of the season. Baez went 1 for 3 with a walk tonight.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 3 inning. He also walked once and scored the other two Smokies runs.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got stuck in the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 5-3.

Starter Ryan Kellogg took the loss after allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits over 5.2 innings. Kellogg struck out four and walked just one.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola had a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning. Spingola was 1 for 3.

The Pelicans only had four hits tonight.

South Bend Cubs

Rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.