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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 9

South Bend wins big. Tseng and Albertos have successful debuts with their respective teams.

Vimael Machin
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Team USA beat Team World, 7-6.

Eloy Jimenez struck out both times he came to bat for Team Word.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs quieted the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 9-4.

Jen-Ho Tseng made his Triple-A debut and got his first Triple-A win. Tseng pitched 5.1 innings and gave up three runs, two earned, on nine hits. He struck out two and walked three, although one of those was intentional.

Casey Kelly went the rest of the way for a 3.2 inning save. Kelly allowed one run (and one inherited runner to score) on three hits. Kelly walked one and struck out three.

Left fielder John Andreoli hit his eighth home run of the season in the sixth inning with the bases empty. Andreoli was 3 for 5 with a stolen base. He had two total RBI and scored twice.

Second baseman Jemile Weeks was 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBI. Weeks scored one run.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored twice.

DH Mark Zagunis was 2 for 4 with a walk and a steal. He scored three times and had one RBI.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4 with one run scored and one stolen base.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 1-0 in 16 innings.

Adbert Alzolay was in a pitcher’s duel today as he threw five scoreless innings and allowed just two hits. He struck out ten (!) and walked just one.

Jose Rosario gave up a walk and two singles after two were out in the top of the 16th inning to take the loss. Rosario allowed one run on four hits over two innings. Rosario walked one and struck out one.

The Smokies only managed four hits in this 16 inning game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were unlocked by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 5-3.

Ryan Kellogg started and allowed three unearned runs in the first inning after a Jesse Hodges error. Kellogg went 2.1 innings and allowed the three unearned runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out one.

Reliever David Berg gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to Ademar Rifaela and got the loss. Berg pitched 2.1 innings and gave up the two runs on three hits. Berg had one strikeout and did not walk anyone.

Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once.

Shortstop Trent Giambrone was 2 for 3 with a walk and two RBI.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 with a double.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs pierced the heart of the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 13-5.

Bryan Hudson gave up four runs in the first inning and one in the second, but he benefitted from the South Bend offense and got the win. Hudson allowed five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over five innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Third baseman Vimael Machin had a huge afternoon, going 5 for 6 with a double and a two-run home run in the third inning. It was Machin’s tenth home run this year. Machin drove in four runs and scored three times.

Shortstop Isaac Paredes was 3 for 4 with a double and two walks. He scored twice and drove in one.

Catcher Alberto Mineo went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. Mineo had three RBI and one run scored. Mineo also stole a base.

First baseman Austin Upshaw had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 5 game. He also walked once. Upshaw scored two runs and drove in one.

Right fielder Luis Ayala was 2 for 5 with a double, a walk and a steal. Ayala scored twice and had one run batted in.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 2-1.

Jose Albertos made his Eugene debut and gave up just one unearned run on one hit. He struck out four and walked one. He was hitting 91-94 mph on the stadium radar gun.

Jesus Camargo pitched the other four innings of this game without allowing a run and got the win. He gave up three hits. Camargo struck out four and walked one. He also hit one batter.

Center fielder Brandon Hughes hit his first professional home run with the bases empty in the fifth inning. He also hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning for both of Eugene’s runs. He was 2 for 2.

AZL Cubs

Taking on the Athletics.