The Iowa Cubs demolished the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 16-7.
Aaron Brooks started and exited after 4.1 innings, having allowed six runs on nine hits. One of the six runs was unearned. Brooks struck out five and walked one.
Dylan Floro got the win because Brooks didn’t go five. He gave up a run on four hits over 2.2 innings. Floro struck out three and walked no one.
Dillon Maples made his Triple-A debut with a perfect eighth inning, striking out two. He was sitting 95-97 mph on his fastball and hit 99 mph on the Principal Park stadium gun on his final pitch.
The I-Cubs tied a franchise record with 10 doubles tonight. Center fielder John Andreoli came a home run short of the cycle, going 4 for 6 with a double and a triple. He scored four runs and had two RBI.
Second baseman Jemile Weeks went 4 for 6 with two doubles. Weeks scored three runs and drove home two.
Right fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI.
DH Ali Solis went 4 for 5 with two doubles. Solis scored once and drove in two.
Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 5 with two doubles. Davis scored three runs and had one RBI.
Third baseman Chesny Young was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and two walks. Young scored three runs.
Left fielder Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 5. No doubles. He had one run batted in and scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans orbited the Buies Creek Astros, 5-4.
Duncan Robinson was terrific tonight, allowing just two baserunners and no runs over five innings. One batter singled and one reached on an error. Robinson struck out five.
Pedro Araujo threw a perfect ninth inning for the save. He struck out one.
The big blow in this game was a grand slam by third baseman Jesse Hodges in the sixth inning. It was Hodges’ ninth home run this year. He was 1 for 4.
Second baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 5 with one RBI. First baseman Tyler Alamo went 2 for 4 with a double and he scored on the Hodges’ slam.
South Bend Cubs
The Eugene Emeralds tripped on the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 3-2.
Stater Bailey Clark allowed just one unearned run on three hits over five innings. Clark walked two and struck out eight.
Reliever Bryan Glowicki pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the top of the eighth inning, but he gave up a run of his own in the ninth inning to take the loss. Glowicki allowed one run on two hits and a walk over two innings. He struck out two.
Catcher Miguel Amaya was 3 for 4 with one run batted in.