The Iowa Cubs were converted by the San Antonio Missions (Brewers), 9-1.
Rough start tonight for Matt Swarmer, who was battered for nine runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. Four of the ninth hits were home runs, which is about par for the course in Triple-A this season. Swarmer walked four and struck out four.
Shortstop Dixon Machado hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for Iowa’s only runs. It was his 12th home run this year. Machado went 2 for 4.
Third baseman Trent Giambrone went 2 for 3 with a double.
The Tennessee Smokies were burned by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-4. It was Tennessee’s seventh-straight loss.
Starter Alex Lange took the loss after he got knocked around for six runs on four hits over five innings. Lange struck out eight, but he walked four and he hit one batter.
Third baseman Gioskar Amaya went 3 for 4 with a double. He batted in two runs on an RBI double in the second inning and a single in the eighth.
DH Zack Davis went 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. He scored two runs.
Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with a double.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans unlocked the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 4-1.
Starter Javier Assad surrendered just one run on three hits over 4.2 innings. Assad walked four and struck out three. He threw 95 pitches in his start.
Because Assad didn’t finish the fifth inning, the win went to Ethan Roberts in relief. Roberts pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and gave up three hits. Roberts struck out one and did not walk anyone. It was Robert’s first win for the Pelicans.
Tyler Peyton pitched the final two innings without allowing a run. for the save. Peyton gave up one hit. He struck out one and did not walk anyone.
The Pelicans scored four runs in just five hits. Left fielder Grant Fennell went 1 for 4 with a two-run double in the second inning.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs sank the Lake County Captains (Indians), 4-1.
Tonight’s game was all about starter Brailyn Marquez, who had his best start as a professional. Marquez pitched six scoreless innings and allowed just one hit. Marquez struck out 14 batters and did not walk anyone. It was his fourth win of the season.
Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and got the save. Glowicki gave up a two-out single, but no other baserunners. He struck out one.
Left fielder D.J. Artis went 2 for 2 with two walks and two stolen bases. He scored twice.
Third baseman Fidel Mejia was 2 for 3 with two RBI
The Eugene Emeralds grounded the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 11-1.
Five Ems pitchers combined on a two-hitter in this game. Starter Josh Burgmann pitched two innings and retired all six batters he faced, striking out three.
The win went to Fauris Guerrero, who relieved Burgmann in the third inning and also threw two perfect innings. Guerrero also struck out three.
Eugene scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and the outcome was never in doubt after that. Third baseman Jake Slaughter went a perfect 4 for 4 with a run scored and two batted in.
Catcher Jonathan Soto had two doubles in a 2 for 3 game. He scored twice and had one run batted in.