It’s a light night tonight, although not as light as most All-Star Game nights.
The Iowa Cubs were beaten by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 3-2.
Starter Alec Mills took the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits over six innings. So still a quality start, but not enough. Mills struck out three and walked no one.
Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 3 with a walk and one run scored.
Mark Zagunis went 1 for 4 with two stolen bases. Zagunis scored the other I-Cubs run.
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The Eugene Emeralds were buried by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 6-2.
Starter Derek Casey gave up one run on two hits over two innings. He walked one and struck out one.
Eury Ramos took over for Casey in the third and tossed five scoreless innings. Ramos surrendered four hits. He struck out three and walked no one.
Yan De La Cruz took the mound for the eighth inning and took the loss after he got pounded for five runs in just two-thirds of an inning. De La Cruz allowed three hits and walked one. Two of the five runs were unearned. De La Cruz did not record a strikeout.
Catcher Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 4 and he scored the first Ems run of the game in the third inning.
Third baseman Luke Reynolds doubled in the bottom of the ninth and scored on a wild pitch for Eugene’s second run. He went 2 for 4.
Both teams were off.