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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 24

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Eugene moves to 7-4 on the season. The Smokies win. The Pelicans haven’t won in the second half.

Jake Slaughter
Eugene Emeralds

The Cubs promoted right-handed pitcher Tyler Peyton from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Tennessee and right-handed pitcher Enrique De Los Rios from Low-A South Bend to Myrtle Beach.

Emeralds outfielder Fernando Kelli was named Northwest League Player of the Week. He was 10 for 24 with three doubles, two triples, a home run and three steals.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were late for the Round Rock Express (Astros), 6-4.

Starter Trevor Clifton took the loss after he gave up four runs on five hits over six innings. All four runs scored on a grand slam in the sixth inning. Clifton walked five and struck out four.

Second baseman Robel Garcia hammered a 438-foot solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. It was Garcia’s 19th home run this year and 13th for Iowa. Garcia was 1 for 4.

Catcher Taylor Davis went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once.

Jim Adduci went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 19 games.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies devoured the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 6-2.

Cory Abbott started this game and got the win after allowing just one run on a solo home run in third inning. Abbott allowed just two total hits over five innings. He did walk four while striking out seven.

Catcher P.J. Higgins hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, his fifth on the year. Higgins went 2 for 4

Center fielder Connor Myers was 3 for 4 with a double. Myers scored once and drove in one.

Second baseman Christian Donahue was 3 for 4. He scored twice and had one RBI.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were cut off by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 3-1. The Pelicans are now 0-5 to start the second half.

Javier Assad started and gave up just one run on five hits over five innings. Assad struck out two and did not walk anyone, although he did hit one batter.

The loss went to Jesus Camargo after he gave up two runs in the top of the seventh. The final line on Camargo was two runs on two hits (including a solo home run) over three innings. Camargo struck out two and did not issue a walk, but he did hit two batters.

Catcher Miguel Amaya went 1 for 3 with an RBI double and a walk.

South Bend Cubs

Off day. They open a series in Ft. Wayne on Tuesday.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds tidied up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 5-3.

Starter Chris Allen gave up three runs in the top of the first and he and the Ems bullpen shut down Tri-City the rest of the way. Allen’s final line was three runs, two earned, on five hits over three innings. Allen walked one and struck out four.

Neils Stone pitched the next four innings and got the win because Allen didn’t go five. Stone deserved the “W.” however, as he pitched four scoreless innings of relief. Stone allowed two hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Riley McCauley pitched the final two innings without allowing a run and got the save. He surrendered just one hit. McCauley walked two and struck out five.

First baseman Jake Slaughter hit a solo home run in the third inning, his first of the season. Slaughter was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Third baseman Yonathan Perlaza had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He scored once.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 beat the Angels, 12-0.

Richard Gallardo started this game and pitched four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit.

Cubs 2 beat the Royals, 7-5.