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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 10

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Wins for Iowa and South Bend. Two walkoff losses.

Kevonte Mitchell
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs put the Sacramento River Cats (Giants) out for the night, 2-1.

Jen-Ho Tseng scattered eight hits over seven innings, with the only run coming on a home run by Chris Shaw in the fourth inning. Tseng struck out five and walked one. He also hit an RBI double in the fifth inning that scored Jacob Hannemann and gave Iowa their 2-1 lead.

Dillon Maples entered the game with a man on first and one out in the top of the ninth. He got a pop out and a strikeout to end the game and get his fourth Iowa save.

Hannemann was 1 for 2 with a walk and a stolen base. Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 3-2 in 11 innings.

Another strong start for Adbert Alzolay, who allowed just one run on three hits over five innings. Alzolay walked one and struck out four.

Jake Stinnett took the loss when he walked a batter with one out in the 11th inning and then gave up a walkoff double. Stinnett allowed one run on two hits over 1.1 innings. Stinnett walked two and struck out one.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 1 for 3 with a walk and one run scored.

The start of this game was delayed by two hours and 13 minutes because of rain.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Pedro Araujo gave up a walkoff two-run home run to Jack Sundberg as the Potomac Nationals beat the Pelicans, 9-8.

Pelicans starter Ryan Kellogg gave up four runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings. Kellogg walked two and struck out one.

Araujo entered the game to start the bottom of the ninth. He blew the save when he walked one batter after one out and then gave up the walkoff home run. He did not have a strikeout.

Roberto Caro hit his first home run this season with a man on in the seventh inning. Caro was 2 for 4. He scored three runs and he drove in three runs total.

Zack Short hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth that gave the Pelicans that 8-7 lead. It was Short’s 12th home run this year and fifth with the Pelicans. Short was 1 for 2 with three walks.

Robert Garcia was 2 for 3 and scored twice.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs put an arrow into the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-2.

Erling Moreno started and allowed just one run on four hits over four innings. Moreno struck out three and did not walk anyone.

Mark Malave pitched the next three innings without allowing a run and got the win. Malave surrendered just two hits and he didn’t walk anyone. Malave struck out two.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell came to bat in the sixth inning with the bases-loaded and the scored tied 1-1. Mitchell deposited the ball over the left field fence for a grand slam, his 11th home run of the year. Mitchell was 2 for 4.

Third baseman Andruw Monasterio was 2 for 4 and he scored twice. Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 2 for 3 with an RBI double in the bottom of the first and a walk. He also stole one base and scored on the Mitchell slam.

Highlights:

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were easy prey for the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 6-3.

Jose Albertos started and allowed three runs in the bottom of the first inning. He settled down after that and finished with a line of three runs on five hits

Keegan Thompson took the loss with three innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

The Ems scored three runs in the top of the first inning and never scored again. Third baseman Austin Filiere hit a two-run home run, his fourth of the season. Filiere was 1 for 4.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Diamondbacks, 6-4.