The Pacific Coast League beat the International League, 9-3 in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
I-Cubs starter Colin Rea pitched the third inning. He struck out the first two batters he faced and then gave up a two-out double. Rea then ended the inning with no damage with a 4-3 ground out.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans filibustered the Potomac Nationals, 3-0.
Three Pelicans pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout—and they didn’t walk anyone either. Starter Jack Patterson pitched the first five innings and got the win. Patterson allowed just one hit. He struck out three.
Jesus Camargo got the hold after pitching the next two innings. Camargo allowed two hits and he struck out two.
Manuel Rondon was perfect over the final two innings for the save. He struck out three.
First baseman Cam Balego hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was Balego’s tenth home run this year. He had one home run combined over his first two seasons in the minors. Balego went 1 for 3 with a walk.
Miguel Amaya scored the first run of the game when Kevonte Mitchell walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning. Amaya went 2 for 4 with a double. Mitchell was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Highlights. Man, did Balego crush that one.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs lost to the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks), 3-2.
Brailyn Marquez started and took the loss. Marquez gave up three runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. One of the three runs was unearned. Marquez walked three and struck out six.
DH Luke Reynolds hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning. It was his fourth home run of the season and first with South Bend. Reynolds went 2 for 4.
Second baseman Clayton Daniel had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He scored once.
The really bad news in this game was on the injury front. Outfielder Cole Roederer was scratched just before game time with an undisclosed injury. Left fielder Levi Jordan hurt his foot or his ankle going for a ball on the very first play of the game.
Here’s a strong defensive play made by Delvin Zinn and Balego.
The Eugene Emeralds were buried by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 6-5.
Kohl Franklin started this game and pitched four scoreless innings. Franklin gave up three hits. He struck out four and walked two.
After the Ems scored in the top of the ninth to take a 5-4 lead, John Pomeroy was summoned out of the bullpen for the save. The only out Pomeroy recorded was a game-ending walk-off sacrifice fly. Pomeroy allowed two runs on three hits over one-third of an inning. A throwing error on an infield hit made one of the runs unearned.
Second baseman Chase Strumpf went 2 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. Strumpf had one RBI and he scored once.
Third baseman Yonathan Perlaza went 2 for 4 with a double, one run scored and two RBI. He also made that throwing error in the ninth.
RIght fielder Darius Hill went 2 for 4 with a double and he scored once.
Cubs 1 were losing to GIants Orange, 13-8 in the ninth inning.