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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 29

The Pelicans come up with a big win behind last season’s first-round pick.

Alex Lange
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-1. The loss drops Iowa to a record of 4-16, which is the second-worst record in all of the minor leagues. (Thanks, Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League!)

Starter Michael Roth took the loss after allowing five runs over the first two innings: one in the first inning and four in the second. Roth gave up seven hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Catcher Taylor Davis has been one of the few bright spots for Iowa this year. Tonight he was 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were spotted by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 6-4.

Duncan Robinson turned in a quality start, allowing two runs, both unearned, on six hits over six innings. Robinson struck out five and did not walk anyone.

Scott Effross took the loss after he was knocked around for four runs in the seventh inning. The final line on Effross was four runs on three hits and two walks in his one inning of work. Effross did not strike anyone out.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 5. He scored one run and drove in one.

Left fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 5 with one run batted in.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut down the Salem Red Sox, 5-1.

Alex Lange got his first professional win with a strong, seven-inning start. Lange gave up just one run on three hits. He did not allow a baserunner after a one-out single in the third. Lange struck out five and walked no one, although he did hit one batter.

First baseman Tyler Alamo hit his third home run of the year in the fifth inning with a man on. Alamo was 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. One of his walks was intentional.

Center fielder Connor Myers hit his second homer this season (and second in three nights) with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Myers was 2 for 2 with a walk and a stolen base. Myers had two total RBI.

Second baseman VImael Machin had a pair of doubles in a 3 for 5 game. Machin scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were swamped by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 7-4.

Starting pitcher Brendon Little gave up three runs in the fourth inning and took the loss, although all three of the runs were unearned. Little’s line on the night was three unearned runs on three hits over 4.2 innings. One of those three hits was a two-run home run. Little struck out five, walked two and hit one batter.

Left fielder Roberto Caro was 3 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. He scored twice.

DH Miguel Amaya went 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the third inning that gave the Cubs an early lead.