AAA—Iowa 6, Memphis 2
Iowa (44-42) beat Memphis (40-46) for the second straight night as the I-Cubs lead the division by four games.
At the Plate: The I-Cubs pounded out 10 hits, seven for extra bases off Cardinals top prospect Michael Wacha. Dave Nelson smacked hits 14th homer, a two-run shot in the 7th. Donnie Murphy hit his ninth homer, doubled had 2 RBI,and scored twice while Ty Wright had two hits and drove in two. Junior Lake had a big night with two triples and a double, scoring twice.
On the Mound: Guillermo Moscoso (5-5 4.63 ERA) got the win allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in 6.1 innings. He fanned five and threw 106 pitches. Casey Coleman and Marcus Hatley blanked the Redbirds for the final 2.2 innings with 4 punchouts.
AA—Tennessee 4, Montgomery 3—13 innings
Christian Villanueva's RBI double in the top of the 13th gave Tennessee the extra-inning win over Montgomery (7-7).
At the Plate: The Smokies scored three times in the fifth as Villanueva led off with a solo homer, his ninth, and Rafael Lopez added a two-runs blast, his fifth. John Andreoli, recently promoted to Tennessee, scored the winning run, reaching on a single in the 13th and advanced to third on Justin Bour's single.
On the Mound: Kyle Hendricks (8-2 2.06 ERA) tossed five shutout innings as the right-hander allowed six hits and fanned five. Jeffry Antigua, who has no pitched at every level this season, made his AA debut allowing a pair of runs on two hits and two walks. Yeiper Castillo (1-2 4.60) got the win throwing no-hit innings with two punchouts. Frank Batista was charged with his third blown save as he allowed the tying run in the ninth on a walk, wild pitch, and an error by Elliot Soto.
Had the day off.
Low A—Wisconsin 5, Kane County 3
Wisconsin (4-8) held Kane County (2-10) to five hits as the Cougars slow start to the second half continued.
At the Plate: Kane County grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first when DH Daniel Vogelbach reached on a fielder's choice and scored on 3B Jeimer Candelario's fourth homer of the season. SS Marco Hernandez added a RBI single in the ninth.
On the Mound: Tayler Scott fell to 4-3 on the season as the right-hander allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks. He fanned two and got 10 ground ball outs in his 93-pitch effort. Sheldon McDonald kept the Rattlers off the board but gave up four hits in 1.2 innings.
Short-Season—Boise 10, Salem-Kaiser 5
Boise (11-8) ran their winning streak to six games scoring a season-high 10 runs in the win over Salem-Kaiser (13-6)
At the Plate: The Hawks took control in the first innings scoring four times and added five runs in their final two at-bats. Daniel Lockhart had two hits and drove in a pair while David Bote (solo shot) and Jacob Rogers (three-run blast) both hit their second homers of the season. Lance Rymel scored three times and knocked in two and Cael Brockmeyer added a hit and RBI. The Hawks drew seven walks and were 5-11 with RISP.
On the Mound: Boise used five pitchers in the win as Orbandy Rodriguez (1-2 6.75 ERA) got credit for his first win. He fanned two in two innings of relief. Paul Blackburn (0-0 1.00) started but only lasted three innings with four walks and two hits, which led to three runs, two earned. Tyler Salina made his professional debut allowing a walk in an inning. Trey Masek gave up an unearned run in his inning and Tyler Bremer tossed the final two frames to earn his second save.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 6, Brewers 4
The Cubs (6-5) moved over the .500 mark with a win over the Brewers (4-7)
At the Plate: Giuseppe Papaccio had two hits, including a double, and knocked in three runs to lead the offense. Kevin Brown had two hits, scored twice, and drove in a run from the leadoff spot. C Erick Castillo added two hits and scored twice and the 20-year-old catcher is hitting.429 in four games.
On the Mound: Two 2013 draft picks, Zack Godley, University of Tennessee, and Michael Wagner, San Diego, made their pro debuts. Godley allowed two hits and a run in the sixth while Wagner tossed a scoreless seventh, limiting the Brewers to a single. Marcos Mateo, rehabbing from an arm injury, got the win striking out the side in the fifth. Dae-Eun Rhee (rehab) and Starling Peralta (sent back to Mesa from Daytona) also pitched. Erick Leal, acquired in the Tony Campana trade, got the save allowing an unearned run on four hits in two innings. Only one of the Brewers runs were earned.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 2, Mets 0—8 innings
Three Cubs held the Mets (12-14) to one hit as the Cubs (17-9) opened up a three-game lead in the BC South in a game shortened to 8 innings by rain.
On the Mound: RHP Juan Paniagua, still in the Dominican due to VISA problems, continues to dominate the DSL, as the right-hander fanned four and gave up a single in four innings. Jesus Perez (4-1 2.42) got the win throwing 2.1 innings of hitless ball and Jesus Baldayaque fanned the final two hitters for his first save.
Cubs Notes: The July 1 game with the Pirates II was rained out.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 2, Rays 1
Enrique De Los Rio (2-0 1.07 ERA) fanned seven in six shutout innings as the Cubs (20-21) downed the Rays (11-30).
On the Mound: De Los Rio made his fourth start count as the right-hander allowed two hits and no walks in six shutout innings. Victor Salazar got the final four outs, two on strikes, for his second save.