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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 25

The Smokies stopped their losing streak with some major league help. The Ems go over .500.

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Cubs

The I-Cubs game was suspended in the bottom of the second inning with Round Rock leading 1-0.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies skinned the Mobile BayBears (Brewers), 2-1.

Brett Anderson made a four-inning rehab start and allowed just one run on five hits. He did not issue a walk nor did he strike anyone out. Anderson threw 51 pitches, 37 of them were for strikes.

James Pugliese pitched the next three innings without allowing a run. He did give up three hits and he walked two while not striking anyone out.

Justin Hancock pitched the bottom of the eighth and got his first win in the Cubs organization. He did not allow a run or a hit, but but he did get into a first and second, one out jam with two walks. A double play ended the threat and the inning. Hancock did not strike anyone out.

Dillon Maples pitched the bottom of the ninth and got the save. He gave up a leadoff double, but stranded the runner there as he retired the next three batters in order. He struck out one batter.

The Smokies scored the eventual winning run in the top of the ninth when pinch-hitter Ian Rice walked with the bases loaded, scoring Jason Vosler, who had been hit by a pitch. Vosler went 0 for 2 with a walk and he scored both Smokies runs.

Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert was 2 for 4 with a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs got goosed by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 2-1.

Starter Dylan Cease didn’t allow a hit or a run over the four innings he pitched. Cease did walk two and struck out five.

Pedro Silverio took the loss when he gave up two singles and a walkoff sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. The final line of Silverio was a run on two hits over 1.1 innings. He did strike out one and he did not walk anyone.

Left fielder Vimael Machin went 3 for 4. DH Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds sacrificed the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 7-4. The win put the Ems over .500 for the first time this season at 6-5.

Starter Matt Swarmer got the win after allowing three runs on six hits over five innings. All three runs scored on a pair of back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning.

Jhon Romero got the save with a perfect bottom of the ninth. Romero did not strike anyone out.

In the sixth inning, DH Joe Martarano hit his first career home run with the bases empty. Martarano was 4 for 4 with a double and a walk tonight. He scored twice and had two runs batted in.

Two batters later in the sixth inning, left fielder Kwan-Min Kwon connected for his second home run of the year with a man on. Kwon was 2 for 4 with three total RBI.

Right fielder Jose Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored. Second baseman Rafael Narea was 2 for 5 and also scored once.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 1 for 2 with an RBI triple and three walks. He scored on Martarano’s double in the seventh inning.


Lost to the Athletics, 8-5.