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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 3

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A doubleheader split, a couple other wins, and a couple other losses.

Victor Caratini
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Hi there! I’m filling in for Josh on this morning’s Wrap.

Iowa Cubs

Iowa lost to Fresno 8-1. The I-Cubs had just five hits in this loss. Victor Caratini, in his first game back with Iowa since being sent back down, was 1-for-3 with a double. Eliot Soto drove in the only Iowa run. Pierce Johnson threw 1⅔ innings of scoreless relief, striking out three, and Matt Carasiti threw a 1-2-3 inning, also in relief.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies split a doubleheader with the Jackson Generals.

Tennessee nearly got no-hit in the first game, losing 4-0. The only hit they got off Joel Payamps was a third-inning single by Carlos Penalver. The seven-inning affair took just one hour, 36 minutes.

The Smokies fared better in the second game, winning 7-3, though it took 10 innings. Trey Martin and David Bote homered, and the four-run 10th-inning rally featured run-scoring singles by Penalver (who went 3-for-5) and Erick Castillo.

Starter Adbert Alzolay threw five innings and allowed two runs.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out.

South Bend Cubs

South Bend blew out the Lake County Captains 10-2.

D.J. Wilson went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. Luis Ayala, Alberto Mineo and Andruw Monasterio all had three hits and Chris Pieters had two.

Bryan Hudson picked up the win by throwing five shutout innings and allowing just two hits.

Eugene Emeralds

The Ems lost to the Spokane Indians 2-1. Jhonny Bethencourt and Miguel Amaya both went 2-for-4 and starter Jose Albertos threw five shutout innings.

AZL Cubs

Defeated the AZL Reds 7-2.