The Iowa Cubs were run over by the Round Rock Express (Astros), 6-4.
Starter Trevor Clifton gave up four runs on five hits over four innings. The big blow was a three-run home run to Derek Fisher in the bottom of the first inning. Clifton walked three and struck one one.
Dillon Maples ran into control issues in the bottom of the eighth inning and took the loss. Maples gave up two runs on four walks and one hit in one-third of an inning. Maples struck out one.
First baseman Jim Adduci went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single.
Center fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 5.
The Tennessee Smokies topped the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 8-1.
Erick Leal made his Double-A debut and allowed just one run on three hits over the first five innings. Leal walked two and struck out six and picked up his first career Double-A win.
Bailey Clark and Tommy Nance each tossed two scoreless innings to finish out the game.
RIght fielder Roberto Caro went 2 for 4 with a stolen base. Caro was also hit by a pitch. He scored two times.
Catcher Jhonny Pereda was 2 for 3 with a walk. Pereda scored once and had one run batted in.
Left fielder Zach Davis hit a two-run single in the seventh inning in his Double-A debut. Davis went 1 for 3 with a walk, a steal and one run scored.
Shortstop Nico Hoerner went 1 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were tabled by the Potomac Nationals, 5-4.
Starter Alexander Vargas surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out five and did not walk anyone.
Ethan Roberts allowed two runs in the top of the eighth inning and took the loss. The final line on Roberts was two runs on four hits over two innings. He did not walk or strike anyone out.
DH Wladimir Galindo had a big game, going 3 for 4 with a double and two runs batted in.
Left fielder Grant Fennell was 2 for 4 with a double. Fennell scored one run and drove in one.
Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda went 2 for 5 with a double and one run scored.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs trapped the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks), 2-1.
Starter Derek Casey gave up just one unearned run on four hits over six innings. Casey walked three and stuck out five.
Casey Ryan allowed neither a hit nor a run over two innings of relief and collected the win. Ryan did walk one batter and he struck out one.
Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and got the save. Glowicki did allow a one-out single and a wild pitch put the tying run in scoring position with two outs, but a pop up ended the game. Glowicki did not have a strikeout.
Third baseman Christopher Morel drove home both South Bend runs tonight, including a single in the bottom of the eighth inning that scored Andy Weber and broke a 1-1 tie. His other RBI was a successful squeeze bunt that scored Weber in the sixth inning. Morel went 2 for 3 with the sacrifice.
Weber went 2 for 3 with a double and he was hit by a pitch.
Left fielder Cole Roederer went 2 for 4, which is good news because he was a last-minute scratch in yesterday’s game.
The Eugene Emeralds calmed the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 5-4.
Eduarniel Nunez started and pitched four scoreless innings, giving up just three hits. Nunez walked one and struck out six.
Chris Karchmar pitched a scoreless fifth inning and got the win because Nunez didn’t go five innings. Karchmar didn’t allow any hits, but he did walk two. He struck out one.
Riley McCauley pitched the ninth inning and while he did give up an unearned run, he got the save. McCauley allowed two hits. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.
First baseman Jake Slaughter hit a two-run double in the fourth inning. He was 2 for 4 and scored once.
Center fielder Zac Taylor was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored once.
Shortstop Luis Vazquez went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single in the sixth inning.
Third baseman Yonathan Perlaza was 2 for 4 with a double.
Right fielder Edmond Americaan was 2 for 5 and scored once.
Cubs 1 lost to the Diamondbacks, 7-4.