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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 7

Iowa, South Bend and Eugene all win.

Isaac Paredes
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs calmed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 7-5.

David Rollins started and went the first three innings without allowing a run. Rollins gave up two hits. He struck out six and didn’t walk anyone.

Justin Hancock got the win in his Iowa Cubs debut because Rollins didn’t go five innings. Hancock pitched two innings and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out two and walked one.

Matt Carasiti pitched a perfect top of the ninth for his 15th save of the season and second with Iowa. Carasiti struck out one.

Iowa won this game by scoring six runs in the second inning. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario led off that inning with his tenth home run of the season. (Well, eleventh counting the one in the majors.) Candelario was 1 for 4.

Later that inning, DH Jemile Weeks cleared the bases with a three-run double. Weeks was also 1 for 4.

In the fifth inning, first baseman Chris Dominguez added an insurance run with a solo home run to deep left center field. It was his ninth of the season. Dominguez was 3 for 4 and scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 6-1.

Trevor Clifton pitched the first 5.2 innings and got the loss after he gave up six runs on seven hits, including a pair of two-run home runs. Clifton did strike out seven and he walked no one, although he did hit one batter.

Third baseman Jason Vosler doubled to lead off the second inning and later scored on a wild pitch for the Smokies only run. He was 1 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were locked up by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 8-3.

Duncan Robinson made his Myrtle Beach debut tonight and he got the loss. Robinson pitched four innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning. It was his ninth home run this year. Martinez was 1 for 4.

Second baseman Bryant Flete was 2 for 4 with a walk. Third baseman Jesse Hodges went 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 11-4.

Manuel Rondon got the start and the win for South Bend. Rondon pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Shortstop Isaac Paredes hit two home runs tonight. The first came in the fourth inning with the bases empty and the second one came in the fifth inning with two men on. Paredes was 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. He had the four RBI and he scored three times.

The Cubs added another three runs in the sixth inning when third baseman Vimael Machin connected with two men on. It was his ninth home run this year. Machin went 3 for 5 with a walk and he scored twice.

First baseman Austin Upshaw was 2 for 5 and he walked once. Center fielder Luis Ayala was 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the top of the ninth.

Second baseman Andruw Monasterio went 2 for 5 with a stolen base and one run scored. Roberto Caro was 2 for 5 with a walk and a stolen base. Caro drove in one run and scored twice.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds snapped a five-game losing streak by cleaning up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 5-2.

Alonso Garcia started and got the win with five scoreless innings. Garcia gave up three hits. He walked one and struck out three.

Luis Aquino pitched the final two innings, didn’t allow a run and got the save. Aquino did allow three hits, but he struck out three and he didn’t walk anyone.

Second baseman Jhonny Bethencourt was 2 for 4 with a steal and two runs scored.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco tripled and scored the first run of the game in the second inning. He was 2 for 4 with an RBI. He also moved behind the plate in the seventh inning after catcher Miguel Amaya left the game after being struck in the head with a backswing.

AZL Cubs

Off day.