The I-Cubs had the day off and head to Omaha for a four-game series that starts Thursday. Guillermo Moscoso (3-4 4.99) will make his 12th start for Iowa.
AA—Tennessee 6, Jackson 0
At the Plate: Christian Villanueva blasted a two-run homer (8) while Matt Szczur and Justin Boer both delivered two-run singles. Villanueva's bomb left Smokies Park and it was the second straight day he has launched one out of the stadium. Rafael Lopez added a pair of hits.
On the Mound: Kyle Hendricks (8-2 2.17 ERA) won his Southern League leading 8th game of the season tossing another gem for the right-hander acquired by the Cubs at the trade deadline last year for Ryan Dempster. Hendricks blanked the Generals for eight innings giving up five hits with six punchouts and a walk. It was his longest outing of the season. Zach Rosscup (1-0 2.05) worked the ninth to preserve the shutout.
Daytona's game at Tampa was postponed and will be made up as a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. EST>
Low A—Beloit 5, Kane County 4
Kane County out-hit Beloit 13-5 but the Snappers handed the Cougars their sixth straight defeat
At the Plate: Kane County was 2-9 with RISP and left ten on base. Daniel Vogelbach (.276/.346/.445) had four hits all singles but the three batters hitting behind the left-hander were a combined 1-13. Gioskar Amaya (2-4 .247/.315/.372) hit his third homer, a solo shot, and scored twice. Bard Zapenas (.308) has his first multi-hit game since joining the Cougars with a double, driving in a run. Leadoff hitter Bijan Rademacher (311/.383/.389) added two singles and a RBI
On the Mound: RHP Jose Rosario fell to (0-4 6.00 ERA) took the loss allowing four hits, on three hits and four walks. RHP Justin Amlung (3-2 4.69 17 G) recorded a season-high six strikeouts in 3.1 IP of hitless relief. RHP Armando Rivero pitched in his second game allowing a solo homer with a walk and three punchouts in 2 IP.
Short-Season—Game 1—Boise 4, Hillsboro 3; Game 2—Hillsboro 3, Boise 2
A throwing error by Hillsboro gave the Boise the opener and the Hawks returned the favor with three unearned runs the night-cal as the two team split the twin-bill
At the Plate: Jacob Hannemann's bunt in the bottom of the seventh was thrown away by the third baseman as David Bote and Carlos Penalver both scored on the play for the walk-off win. The Hawks scored a run in the first on a RBI groundout by Yasiel Balaguert scoring Hannemann, who led off the inning with a single. Penalver's groundout in the second plated Cael Brockmeyer for the Hawks second run..
On the Mound: James Pugliese (2-0 1.80) was the victim of four bloop singles in the first innings as the Hops scored three times against the right-hander. Pugliese tossed scoreless baseball for the next four innings fanning four. Carlos Martinez (3-0 1.17) held Hillsboro hitless for the final two innings to earn the win. Martinez has appeared in four games throwing 7.2 innings with two hits and five punchouts.
At the Plate: Trevor Gretzky knocked in the Hawks first run with a RBI groundout scoring Balaguert. David Bote got one of his three hits to open the third and scored on Balaguert's double, his 15th RBI of the year. Boise had plenty of chances but were 1-10 with RISP.
On the Mound: Paul Blackburn (0-1 0.00), the Northwest League's Pitcher of the Week, allowed three unearned runs on four hits in his third start as Boise committed three errors in the three-run fourth The 19-year-old right-hander tied his season high with 8K and hasn't allowed a run in 15 innings with 20 K and 2 BB. Tyler Bremer (0-1 1.69) did a great job out of the bullpen fanning five in two hitless innings.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 6, A's 5
The Cubs (2-4) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth, all with two outs as they defeated the A's (3-3).
At the Plate: Giuseppe Papaccio's RBI single scored Rashard Crawford in the first and Francisco Sanchez's double plated Papaccio's, who reached on a single in the fourth. Papaccio, who went 3-4, scored the tying run in the sixth on Jessie Hodges' fielder's choice grounder. In the 8th and the Cubs trailing 5-3, Hodges knocked in his second run of the game with a RBI single scoring Jeffrey Baez, who singled and stole second. Sanchez tied the game with his second two-bagger of the game and then Mark Malave gave the Cubs the lead with a base hit to left.
On the Mound: Erick Leal, a 6-foot-3 right-hander acquired for Tony Campana in February, fanned seven in five innings holding the A's to just one hit. It was the 18-year-old's second start and he has surrendered five hits in 10 innings with 12 strikeouts. Luis Villalba allowed three runs on four hits in two innings while Augusto Colina gave up a homer in the 8th. The A's loaded the bases in the ninth with nobody out but Jorge Diaz fanned the next two batters and got a groundout for his first save.
Dominican Summer League—Orioles II 2, Cubs 1
Orioles (10-12) pitching held the Cubs (13-9) to two hits and put down 13 on strikes.
At the Plate: DH Roberto Caro (triple) and Dalfis Oritz (single) had the Cubs only hits.
On the Mound: Luis Hernandez took the loss allowing a pair of run on five hits in 4.2 innings with four walks and four punchouts. Enderson Mercedes and Jesus Baldayaque combined to throw 4.1 scoreless frames of relief.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 7, Mariners 3
The Cubs (18-18) scored five runs in the sixth inning and beat the first-place Mariners (27-9)
At the Plate: Victor Gomez, 18, is taking the VSL by storm as the outfielder has hit safely in all four of his games since joining the team on June 22 and went 3-4 against the M's with two doubles and two RBI. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is hitting .471/.471/.706. 2B Humberto Garcia (.381 in last 10 games) had two hits and knocked in a run while RF Ricardo Marcano had a pair of doubles and drove in a run. 3B Roney Alcala had two hits, including a triple and is hitting .367/.400/.531 in 33 games. C Leonardo Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the fifth, his first.The Cubs had 10 hits in the game and are hitting .271 as a team, tops in the league.
On the Mound: Enrique De Los Rio (1-0 1.40 ERA) and Francisco Carrillo (5-2 2.10) combined to hold the M's to three runs and seven hits. De Los Rio, an 18-year-old right-hander, allowed a run on four hits with a walk and fanned three in 4.1 IP. Carrillo earned his fifth win of the season, all in relief, as the right-hander has struck out 35 in 31.1 innings. His line against the M's was (4.2IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)