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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 29

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Iowa and Myrtle Beach both win their 5th in a row. South Bend also wins

Miguel Amaya
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs carried out the San Antonio Missions (Brewers), 12-2. It was Iowa’s fifth-straight win.

Starter Trevor Clifton got the win after giving up just one run on four hits over five innings. Clifton struck out seven and walked two. Clifton also had an RBI single as part of a seven-run third inning in which the first nine I-Cubs batters all reached base by a hit or a walk.

First baseman Jim Adduci connected with a solo home run in the top of the first inning, his ninth this season. Adduci went 3 for 5 and scored three times.

In the fifth inning, second baseman Trent Giambrone added on a pair of insurance runs with a two-run home run, his 18th this year. Giambrone was 3 for 5 with three RBI.

Catcher Taylor Davis was 3 for 5. He scored twice and had one run batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 8-4.

Cory Abbott started and took the loss. Abbott surrendered six runs on ten hits over 4.2 innings. He walked two and struck out four.

Third baseman Gioskar Amaya went 3 for 4 with two doubles.

Second baseman Vimael Machin was 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Right fielder Roberto Caro had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He also walked once and scored twice.

Shortstop Zack Short is continuing his rehab assignment in Tennessee and tonight he was 2 for 5 with an RBI triple that scored Caro in the fifth inning. Short scored twice.

The Smokies had 12 hits tonight but could only manage four runs.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans plucked the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Astros), 6-4. It was Myrtle Beach’s fifth-straight win.

Starter Alexander Vargas allowed four runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings, but that was enough for the win. Vargas walked one and struck out eight.

Garrett Kelly pitched the ninth inning and got the save. Kelly gave up a two-out single, but no other baserunners. Kelly struck out two.

The Pelicans managed just six hits, but one of them was a grand slam by catcher Miguel Amaya in the third inning. It was Amaya’s sixth home run this season. Amaya was 1 for 4.

Second baseman Yeiler Peguero was 1 for 2 with two walks and two steals. Peguero scored two runs.

The Pelicans’ win streak comes immediately after a streak where they had lost 15 of 16 games.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 4-3.

Faustino Carrera pitched the first six innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. Carrera struck out six and did not walk anyone.

Ethan Roberts entered the game in the eighth inning with a man on first, two outs and South Bend clinging to a 3-2 lead. He allowed a game-tying RBI double to the first batter he faced. But he got the win when South Bend scored in the top of the ninth and Roberts kept the Dragons from scoring in the bottom of the inning.

The final line on Roberts was no runs (but one big inherited run) on two hits over 1.1 innings. Roberts did not have a walk or a strikeout.

Delvin Zinn singled home pinch-runner Rafael Narea in the top of the ninth with what proved to be the winning run. Zinn was 2 for 5.

Center fielder Brennen Davis was 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the third inning.

DH Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were polished off by the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 4-3.

Didier Vargas started this game and allowed two runs on four hits over 4.2 innings. Vargas walked five and struck out three.

Riley McCauley blew a save when he gave up a game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth and took the loss when he allowed a two-out, walkoff single in the bottom of the tenth. The final line on McCauley was two runs on two hits over 1.2 innings. McCauley struck out three and walked three. One of the walks was intentional.

First baseman Jake Slaughter went 1 for 3 with a triple and a sacrifice fly. He scored one run.

Second baseman Reivaj Garcia left this game with an apparent leg injury after beating out an infield single.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 beat Padres 1, 9-8

Cubs 2 lost to Athletics Green, 6-5 in ten innings.

Nico Hoerner was 2 for 3 with a double in this game.