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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 20

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The I-Cubs stomped on the OKC Dodgers. Tennessee dodges raindrops to win one game. Pelicans swept a doubleheader and South Bend splits one.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs downed the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 11-1.

Trevor Clifton allowed just one hit and no runs over 3.2 innings until he hit his pitch count. Clifton walked three and struck out five. He also doubled and scored in the fourth inning.

Right fielder Johnny Field homered for the second time in as many days when he connected with a solo shot in the top of the first. Field was 2 for 5 with three RBI.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone hit a three-run home run as part of a five-run fourth inning. It was Giambrone’s sixth home run of the season. He was 1 for 5.

Vimael Machin didn’t start this game, but went 2 for 2 and scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies blinded the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 6-2 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader. Game two was postponed.

Tyson Miller pitched the first three innings and allowed one unearned run on no hits. Miller walked two and struck out one.

This game was delayed by rain for one hour and 22 minutes. Miiller exited after the delay and Jordan Minch got the win after pitching a perfect fourth inning. Minch struck out one.

The Smokies only allowed one hit in this game, an RBI infield single off of reliever Wyatt Short in the fifth inning.

The Smokies won this game after scoring four runs in the fourth inning, capped by a two-run double by third baseman Robel Garcia. Garcia was 1 for 3 with a walk.

First baseman P.J. Higgins went 2 for 4 with a double. Higgins scored one run and drove one in.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans swept a doubleheader from the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 4-2 and 4-1.

Paul Richan started and won game one. He allowed just one run on four hits over five innings. Richan walked two and struck out three.

Manuel Rodriguez entered the game with runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh and one out. He surrendered an RBI single to the first batter he faced to make it 4-2, but then he recorded a strikeout and a groundout to end the game and earn the save.

Right fielder Jimmy Herron hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first of the season. Herron also had a sac fly in the fifth inning for two RBI. He was 1 for 3.

Catcher Miguel Amaya hit his third home run with the bases empty in the sixth inning. Amaya was 1 for 3.

Javier Assad started game two and gave up just one run on four hits over four innings. Assad struck out four and walked one.

Erling Moreno pitched the final three innings without allowing a run and got the win. Moreno allowed just one hit, an infield single. He did walk one while striking out two.

Second baseman Cam Balego broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single in the fifth inning. Balego went 1 for 2 with a walk.

Catcher Tyler Payne went 1 for 3 with an RBI double in the first inning.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs split a doubleheader with the Lake County Captains (Indians), winning game one 1-0 and dropping the second one 3-1.

Riley Thompson pitched five innings in game one and surrendered just three hits. He struck out three and did not walk anyone.

Ethan Roberts threw the final two innings and got the save. Roberts gave up two hits. Roberts struck out two and did not walk anyone.

The only run of game one came on an RBI bunt single in the fifth inning by D.J. Artis, scoring Delvin Zinn. Artis was 2 for 3. Zinn was 2 for 3 with a double and a stolen base.

Faustino Carrera started game two and took the loss. Carrera surrendered three runs on three hits over four innings. Two of those three hits were home runs. Carrera struck out six and walked one.

DH Cole Roederer was 1 for 2 with a walk. Roederer scored Iowa’s only run on an error in the third inning.