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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 13

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South Bend wins on a walk-off home run. Iowa and Eugene romp.

Brennen Davis
Brennen Davis
Rikk Carlson

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs scored eight runs in the fifth inning and delayed the Round Rock Express (Astros), 11-5.

Tyson Miller got his first Triple-A win after surrendering two runs on three hits over five innings. Miller walked three and struck out five.

Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a perfect seventh inning in a rehab appearance. He threw nine pitches, five for strikes. Edwards did not strike anyone out.

Catcher Taylor Davis had a solo home run in the fourth inning and a two-run single as part of that eight-run fifth inning. It was Davis’ fifth home run of the season. (Sixth if you count the slam against the Cardinals.) Davis was 2 for 5 with a walk and three runs scored. He also had the three RBI.

Left fielder Mark Zagunis hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning. Zagunis was 2 for 3 with three walks. He scored once.

Second baseman Dixon Machado had a two-run single in the fifth inning. Machado went 2 for 4 with three RBI. He scored once.

Iowa had 12 walks in this game, compared to nine strikeouts.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were mauled by the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 9-4.

Smokies starter Alex Lange had a weird line tonight. Lange allowed seven runs on six hits over five innings. However, all seven runs he allowed were unearned. Lange walked three, hit one batter and struck out six.

Shortstop Nico Hoerner hit a two-run double with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Hoerner was 1 for 5.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Postponed due to inclement weather. Doubleheader on Sunday.

South Bend Cubs

On a walk-off two-run home run by Brennen Davis, the South Bend Cubs brought the Quad Cities River Bandits (Astros) to justice, 4-3 in ten innings.

Starter Cam Sanders allowed a solo home run in the fourth inning and that was the only run and the only hit he gave up over five innings. Sanders walked one and struck out three.

Eugenio Palma pitched the top of the tenth and he allowed the runner that started on second to score. But he got the win when Davis won the game later in the inning. The final line on Palma was one unearned run on one hit and one walk over one inning. Palma struck out one batter.

Davis’ home run came with one out in the bottom of the tenth and was his fifth home run of the season. Davis was 3 for 5 with just the two RBI.

First baseman Luke Reynolds and right fielder Jonathan Sierra both went 2 for 4.

Highlights:

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds crushed the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 12-1.

Josh Burgmann, the Cubs’ fifth-round pick in last month’s draft, made his second appearance and threw two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Burgman struck out one and did not walk anyone.

Yunior Perez got the win because Burgmann didn’t go five innings. Perez gave up one run on two hits over three innings. Perez walked one and struck out three.

Jake Slaughter played three different positions tonight and had a huge night at the plate as well. Slaughter went 5 for 6 with a stolen base. He had three RBI and he scored twice.

Second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3 for 3 with a double and two sacrifice flies. Strumpf scored twice.

DH Zac Taylor went 3 for 5 with a walk. He scored twice and had one run batted in.

First baseman Nelson Maldonado went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored twice and had one run batted in.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 beat Athletics Gold, 5-3.

Cubs 2 beat the White Sox, 6-3.