The Iowa Cubs trapped the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7-5.
The bad news in this game is that starter Adbert Alzolay gave up five runs on six hits and exited after 3.2 innings with an apparent injury. Alzolay walked five and struck out six. There is no word about the injury to Alzolay and it wasn’t clear from the video what he might have hurt, although he did seem to be shaking both his right leg and his left, non-pitching shoulder.
The I-Cubs won this game with a six-run bottom of the eighth, so the win went to Dillon Maples, who threw a scoreless top of the eighth inning. Maples allowed one hit. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.
Rowan Wick pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the save. The only baserunner he allowed was a one-out single. Wick had one strikeout.
Pinch-hitter Donnie Dewees tripled in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Iowa their first lead, scoring Taylor Davis and also himself on a throwing error. Davis had earlier in the inning tied the score with a two-run single. Davis went 1 for 4.
Both first baseman P.J. Higgins and left fielder Jim Adduci went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cleaned up the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 5-2.
Starter Jack Patterson pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and issuing two walks. Patterson struck out four as he got his seventh win of the season and second with the Pelicans.
Ethan Roberts pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. He did not have a strikeout.
Left fielder Grant Fennell went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Fennell scored once and had one RBI.
First baseman Tyler Durna was 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 6-1.
Derek Casey gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the first and then gave up three more in the sixth inning, including a two-run home run. The final line on Casey was four runs on seven hits over 5+ innings. Casey walked two and struck out five.
Second baseman Clayton Daniel went 0 for 1 with three walks. He scored South Bend’s only run in the fourth inning.
The Eugene Emeralds jumped over the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 5-2.
Eduarniel Daniel pitched the first two innings without allowing a run. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Reliever Hunter Bigge gave up a two-run home run in the seventh inning, but got the win when the Ems struck for three runs in the bottom of the inning. Bigge’s final line was two runs on two hits over one inning. Bigge walked two and struck out two.
John Pomeroy pitched the final two innings without allowing a hit or a run to get the save. Pomeroy did walk one and he struck out two.
Center fielder Edmond Americaan hit a bases-loaded three-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to give the Ems the lead. Americaan was 2 for 4.
DH Nelson Maldonado went 2 for 4. He scored on Americaan’s triple.