The Iowa Cubs detonated the Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies), 5-4.
Starter Rob Zastryzny was strong for three innings, giving up just one single, but he ran into trouble in the fourth. Zastryzny allowed four runs on four hits over 3.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
The win went to reliever Jack Leathersich, who faced five batters and retired all of them. He struck out three of them.
Dillon Maples threw a perfect ninth inning for his first Triple-A save. He struck out one.
Stephen Bruno hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that gave the I-Cubs the lead for good. Bruno was 1 for 1 as he entered the game in a double-switch with Leathersich.
Left fielder Jemile Weeks was 3 for 5 with a double. He scored once and drove in one.
Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the third inning.
Jeimer Candelario did not play in this game.
The Tennessee Smokies accepted the surrender of the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 4-2. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Smokies.
It was a good start for Duane Underwood Jr., who gave up just two runs over seven innings. Underwood allowed five hits. He walked three and struck out four.
David Garner pitched the ninth inning and struck out all three batters he faced for his first save of the season.
Catcher Erick Castillo was 2 for 2 with a walk and a run batted in.
Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 4 and scored twice. Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored.
First baseman Ian Rice went 1 for 2 with two walks. He scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to the Potomac Nationals, 4-2.
Starter Thomas Hatch took the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings. One of the three runs was unearned. He walked two and struck out four.
Second baseman Trent Giambrone was 2 for 3 with a walk.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were parked by the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 4-3.
Tyson Miller gave up three runs on five hits over the first 5.1 innings. Miller walked one and struck out eight, which tied a career-high for him.
The loss went to reliever Marc Huberman, who allowed a run on two hits over 2.1 innings. He also allowed one runner inherited from Miller to score. Huberman walked one and struck out two.
South Bend loaded the bases with only one out in the bottom of the ninth, but first baseman Joe Martarano lined into a 6-4 double play to end the game. A few feet over and it would have been a walkoff single.
Catcher Jhonny Pereda was 2 for 3 with a walk. Shortstop Isaac Paredes was 2 for 4.
The Eugene Emeralds stomped all over the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 9-1.
Bailey Clark started and got his first professional win. He gave up just one unearned run on three hits over five innings. Clark did walk four and struck out three.
Four Ems relievers closed out the game and allowed only one baserunner and he reached on an error. The four relievers, Ben Hecht, Andry Rondon, Casey Ryan, and Brian Glowicki each pitched one inning.
Catcher Michael Cruz continued his power surge with a grand slam in the first inning. It was his fifth home run in seven games and sixth on the season. Cruz was 2 for 4 with a double.
Center fielder Jose Gonzalez went 3 for 4 with a double. He had one RBI and he scored twice.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 2 for 5 with a double. He had a two-run single in the second inning and he scored one run.