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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 14

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Iowa snaps a 5-game losing streak. Pelicans also win.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs silenced the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 5-4, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Sounds.

Jen-Ho Tseng started and went seven innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out four.

Cory Mazzoni got the win after retiring all six batters in order in the eighth and ninth innings. Mazzoni struck out three of them.

Catcher Taylor Davis hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning with what turned out to be the winning blast. It was Davis’ second home run of the season. He went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

DH Ryan Court had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 3 game. Court scored one run and drove in one.

Right fielder Mark Zagunis went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were shut out by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 3-0.

Matt Swarmer threw the first five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked six and struck out one.

Shortstop Zack Short singled to lead off the seventh inning. That was the only Smokies hit of this game. Short went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans topped the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 4-1.

Starter Bryan Hudson had a terrific start, allowing just one unearned run on two hits over six innings. Hudson walked two and struck out three.

Tyler Peyton pitched the other three innings and got the save. Peyton allowed one baserunner, a leadoff single in the ninth. The next batter hit into a double play. Peyton did not strike anyone out.

Kevonte Mitchell hit a two-run double in the third inning to give the Pelicans a 2-1 lead. Mitchell went 1 for 4.

Catcher Jhonny Pereda went 3 for 4. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Left fielder Jared Young went 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were snakebit against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 5-2.

Starter Brendon Little got the loss after giving up five runs on nine hits over five innings. Two of the five runs were unearned. Little walked three and struck out six.

Catcher Michael Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double. He drove in both of South Bend’s runs.

DH Christian Donahue went 2 for 4 and scored both of South Bend’s runs.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 4-3.

Paul Richan started this game and pitched the first two innings, as he has done in all of his first three professional starts. Richan allowed a hit and a walk, but no runs and he struck out three.

Jose Albertos relived Richan and his troubles continued. Tonight, Albertos got the loss after giving up two runs on just one hit over 1.1 innings. That doesn’t sound too bad, but you know what’s coming next. Albertos walked five batters and had three wild pitches. He did strike out three batters. Albertos threw 49 pitches and only 21 of them were strikes.

DH Gustavo Polanco hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season and his second in two nights. Polanco went 3 for 4 and scored twice.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 were off.

Cubs 2 beat Giants Black, 7-1.

Second-round pick Cole Roederer hit his first professional home run. He’s hitting .346 in rookie ball. He’s young for Eugene, but he may need to go there anyway.