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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 18

Strong pitching led to wins by Iowa, Tennessee and Eugene.

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Alec Mills
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Yu Darvish is scheduled to start in South Bend on Sunday afternoon.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs ran past the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3 in 11 innings.

Alec Mills turned in a solid start tonight, allowing just two runs on three hits over six innings. Mills gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. He walked two and struck out seven.

James Norwood pitched both extra innings and the only baserunner he allowed (other than the ones that started on second) was an intentional walk in the tenth inning. Norwood struck out three and got his first career Iowa win.

Right fielder Jacob Hannemann scored the first Iowa run of the game with a solo home run in the seventh inning. Hannemann was 2 for 5 and now has four home runs this year.

Shortstop Mike Freeman hit a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning to tie the score at three. Freeman went 2 for 4 with a walk.

Second baseman Stephen Bruno went 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. He scored twice, including what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the 11th on a Bijan Rademacher ground out.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies slipped past the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 2-1.

Duncan Robinson was strong over the first six innings, allowing just one run on three hits. He struck out five and walked just one.

Preston Morrison, Wyatt Short and Allen Webster each pitched a scoreless inning the rest of the way. The only baserunner in that time was one batter Short hit. Short got the win and Webster got the save. Morrison and Short each struck out one and Webster struck out two.

Left fielder Charcer Burks tied the score at one run apiece with a home run in the fifth inning. It was Burks’ sixth home run of the season. He was 1 for 4.

Catcher P.J. Higgins singled home pinch-runner Wynton Bernard in the top of the ninth to break the tie. Higgins went 1 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were knocked out of orbit by the Buies Creek Astros, 6-1.

Bryan Hudson started and took the loss. Hudson gave up five runs, all of which came in the third inning. Two of the five runs were unearned. Hudson surrendered four hits and two walks in 5.2 innings. Hudson struck out four.

The Pelicans only managed two hits tonight.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were decoyed by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 4-3.

Starting pitcher Ryan Williams allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out two. He also hit one batter.

Maikel Aguiar relieved Williams and took the loss. Aguiar allowed one run on two hits over two innings. He walked two and and struck out one.

Third baseman Austin Filiere went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the first inning. Filiere scored twice.

Shortstop Delvin Zinn was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds clipped the wings of the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 6-1.

Starter Faustino Carrera pitched six innings and gave up just one hit, a solo home run in the third inning. Carrera walked two and struck out six as he collected his fourth win.

Jose Albertos relieved Carrera and faced three batters. The first one singled, the second one struck out and the third one walked. That single was the only other Hawks hit of the night. Cam Sanders relieved Albertos and got an inning-ending double play out of the first batter he faced. Then Sanders struck out the side in the eighth.

DH Jonathan Sierra and second baseman Levi Jordan both went 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored.

Right fielder Nelson Velazquez went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Catcher Caleb Knight went 2 for 4 with one run batted in.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 beat the Diamondbacks, 4-1.

Cubs 2 lost to Indians 1, 15-3.