The Iowa Cubs lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 3-2.
Jen-Ho Tseng kept the Storm Chasers off the board for the first five innings, but he gave up three runs, including a two-run home run, in the sixth. His final line was three runs on five hits over seven innings. Tseng struck out four and did not walk anyone.
Iowa managed just four hits. Jacob Hannemann went 1 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
A four-run rally in the top of the ninth fell one run short as the Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 6-5.
Justin Steele made his first Double-A start and got his first Double-A loss. Steele allowed three runs on five hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Left fielder Wynton Bernard hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, his second home run of the year. Bernard went 2 for 4.
Catcher P.J. Higgins went 2 for 4 and scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans went extinct against the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 16-0.
Can we just forget this one?
Bryan Hudson started and allowed eight runs on ten hits in 4.1 innings. Two of the hits were a pair of two-run home runs in the fifth inning. Hudson walked three and struck out three.
The Pelicans had three hits, all singles.
South Bend Cubs
Enrique De Los Rios started game one and allowed just one run on four hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out six and did not walk anyone.
Manuel Rodriguez blew the save in game one when he surrendered two runs in the top of the seventh inning. The final line on Rodriguez was two runs on two hits over 1.1 innings. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.
Left fielder Jimmy Herron hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. It was his third home run for South Bend and fourth overall this season. Herron went 1 for 4.
Second baseman Delvin Zinn went 2 for 2 with two walks.
In game two, starter Brendan King took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits over 3.2 innings. Included in that hit total were a pair of solo home runs in the fourth inning. King struck out five and did not walk anyone.
South Bend scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, but their rally fell short when Rafael Narea struck out with Chris Singleton, the tying run, on second base.
Singleton was 1 for 3 with an RBI.
The Eugene Emeralds were stuck in the mud against the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-2.
Starter Riley Thompson allowed just one unearned run on three hits over 4.2 innings. Thompson walked two and struck out five.
Cam Sanders took the loss after he walked the bases loaded in the seventh inning. All three runners scored after Eugenio Palma gave up singles to the first two batters he faced. Sanders allowed three runs on no hits over two-thirds of an inning. He walked three and did not strike anyone out.
Left fielder Nelson Velazquez hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first. It was his eighth home run of the season. Velazquez was 2 for 4.
With the loss, the Ems were eliminated from the second-half title chase, down nine games with eight to play. However, since first-place Hillsboro also won the first half, the Ems are tied with Salem-Keizer for the final playoff spot with a 13-17 second-half record.
Chesny Young went 2 for 3 with two walks in a rehab appearance.
Cubs 2 were off.