The Iowa Cubs downed the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 3-1.
Starter Steve Perakslis tossed four scoreless innings while allowing just three hits. He walked one and struck out two.
David Rollins got the win in relief because Perakslis did not go five innings. He gave up a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings, but no runs. Rollins did not have a strikeout.
Dylan Florio came in to pitch the ninth and he got his first save of the season, although not without putting in a bit of a scare. The first two batters of the inning singled off of Florio, but a flyout and a double play ended the game with a Cubs victory.
Left fielder Mark Zagunis hit his eighth home run of the season in the sixth inning. It was a solo home run that made the score 2-0. Zagunis was 1 for 4.
Stephen Bruno gave the I-Cubs an insurance run in the eighth inning with his fourth home run of the year. Bruno went 1 for 3.
The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 8-3.
The Biscuits jumped all over starter Zach Hedges for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. After that he wasn’t bad, but a seven-run inning will do you in every time. The final line on Hedges was eight runs on 13 hits over five innings. Hedges struck out six and walked two.
Catcher Ian Rice was 2 for 4. He hit an RBI triple and later scored in the sixth inning.
DH Cael Brockmeyer went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI single.
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South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs scored eight runs in the top of the ninth inning to stun the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 9-2.
Erling Moreno came off the disabled list to make his first appearance since early April. Moreno pitched four scoreless innings and allowed just one hit. Moreno struck out four and walked just one.
Moreno was making a tandem appearance with Tyson Miller, who gave up a single and a home run to the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning. But after that, Miller settled down and got the win. Miller pitched four innings and allowed just the two runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked no one.
Shortstop Isaac Paredes led off the top of the ninth with a single and he singled the second time he came to the plate in the inning. Over the course of the inning, the first ten batters in the ninth all reached base with a single or by an error on a bunt attempt. Paredes was 2 for 5 and scored once.
Outfielder Luis Ayala hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his second of the season and also had an RBI single in that ninth inning. Ayala was 2 for 5. He scored twice and had two RBI.
First baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 4. He had an RBI single in the ninth and also scored that inning. Outfielder Roberto Caro was 2 for 5 and scored once.