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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 31

A successful rehab appearance for Willson Contreras. The Pelicans beat the Hillcats thanks in part to a Jordan Nwogu home run.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to Indianapolis (Pirates), 4-3.

Starting pitcher Joe Biagini went four innings and surrendered just one run on five hits. He did walk four batters while striking out just two.

Brendan Little took the loss after giving up his first two runs in Triple-A in the bottom of the eighth inning. He walked the bases loaded to start the inning and two of those three walks came around to score. Little’s final line was two runs on one hit and three walks over one inning. Little did not strike anyone out.

Willson Contreras caught the first five innings of this game on a rehab assignment. His second time up in the third inning, Contreras hit a solo home run. He was 1 for 3. He scored twice.

Right fielder Greg Deichmann was 2 for 4 with a double. He singled home Contreras, who had reached on an error, in the first inning and scored one run in the sixth.

Here’s Contreras’s home run.

Tennessee Smokies

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were sunk by the Lake County Captains (Guardians), 4-3.

Chris Clarke turned into a quality start, allowing just two runs on five hits over six innings. Clarke struck out eight and walked two.

Danis Correa gave up a leadoff single in the top of the ninth to Jonathan Rodriguez. Rodriguez then stole second, went to third on a bad throw by catcher Pablo Aliendo and scored on a wild pitch. Correa took the loss after giving up one unearned run on one hit over one inning. Correa struck out two and walked no one.

DH Bryce Ball had an RBI double in the sixth inning and an RBI single in the eighth. He was 2 for 4 with the two RBI.

Center fielder Alexander Canario went 2 for 4 and scored on Ball’s double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans put the Lynchburg Hillcats (Guardians), 5-3.

Starter Richard Gallardo pitched 4.2 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked two.

Jose Almonte got the win. He pitched three innings in relief of Gallardo and the only runner he allowed came on an error. Almonte struck out two.

Jarod Wright got his second save after not allowing a run over 1.1 innings. Wright gave up one hit. He struck out one and walked no one.

Center fielder Jordan Nwogu connected for a solo home run in the seventh inning, his ninth on the year. Nwogu went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once.

Right fielder Peter Matt was also 2 for 3 with a walk. He broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

First baseman Jonathan Sierra was 2 for 4 with one run batted in and one run scored.

Catcher Ethan Hearn went 0 for 2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly, but he threw out three runners in three attempts trying to steal second in this game.

Highlights:

ACL Cubs

Are tied with Giants Orange 4-4 in the seventh inning.

Reginald Preciado has a home run in this game.