AAA—Reno 11, Iowa 6
Iowa dropped their eighth straight and find themselves four games out of first with nine remaining.
At the Dish: Jorge Soler slugged his first homer in two weeks, a three-run shot in the 8th. Ryan Kalish added a two-run homer in the ninth. Andrew Ely made his AAA debut after being called-up from Mesa and went 1-for-5 with his first AA hit and RBI. Manny Ramirez had two singles and Elliot Soto had two hits and scored twice.
On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee (1-2, 5.45 ERA) was charged with six run on eight hits over five innings. Alberto Cabrera pitched a scoreless frames while Jeffry Antigua allowed five runs over two innings, including a grand slam in the 8th.
I-Cubs Notes: Chris Rusin (7-13, 4.12 ERA) gets the start on Saturday night at Reno.
AA—Jacksonville 18, Tennessee 1
Tennessee scored seven runs in the first and whipped the Smokies in the opening game of the series.
On the Hill: Felix Pena (2-3, 8.74 ERA) was not good, allowing 12 runs on eight hits and five walks in 2.2 innings. Matthew Loosen gave up four runs in 3.1 innings and Andrew McKirahan yielded a run in two frames. Frank Batista surrendered a solo homer in 9th.
High A—Daytona 10, Lakeland 6
Daytona used a seven-run fourth to help beat the Tigers.
At the Dish: Bijan Rademacher had three hits and knocked in five runs. The crowd left talking about Kyle Schwarber’s 8th homer,a two-run bomb off the top of the scoreboard at Lakeland. Schwarber added a double and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Benjamin Carhart had three hits, two of them doubles, scored twice and added a RBI. Jacob Hannemann had two hits and knocked in a run as every Cubs starter had at least one hit. .
On the Hill: Yao-Lin Wang (4-5, 4.99 ERA) got the win as he was the only Daytona hurler not to give up a run, tossing two perfect innings. Juan Paniagua allowed two runs, giving up three hits and four walks in two innings. Starling Peralta was charged with two runs in three frames and Stephen Perakslis allowed a pair in the ninth.
Low A—Kane County 9, Clinton 1
Kane County just keeps on winning as the Cougars made it 12 straight taking advantage of a six-run third.
At the Dish: The third inning was highlighted by back-to-back homers from Jacob Rogers (15) and Cael Brockmeyer (7). Rogers hit a three-run homer blast to right and Brockmeyer followed with a towering shot to left. Jeimer Candelario was a homer shy of the cycle as he finished with two runs and two RBI. Daniel Lockhart had three hits and like Candelario, fell a homer shy of the cycle. Mark Zagunis was 2-for-5 while Carlos Penalver and Trey Martin were both 1-3 with a run and a RBI.
On the Hill: Tyler Ihrig (2-1, 2.53 ERA) twirled six solid innings with six strikeouts, allowing one run on seven hits. Michael Heesch worked two scoreless frames and Jasvir Rakkar extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings pitching the ninth.
Short-Season—Boise 10, Vancouver 3
Boise remained in the playoff hunt and kept its lead in the expanded wild card race with its third straight win at Vancouver.
At the Dish: Hawks pulled off a triple steal in the first with the bases loaded when a pickoff play to get Danny Canela (.284) at first allowed RF Charcer Burks (.337) to race home. Before the play was over, Canela was at second and LF Kevin Brown (.265) went from second to third. DH Alex Tomasovich (.284) followed with a RBI groundout and finished the day 3-for-5 with two RBI. Burks was 3-6, scored three times, knocked in a run and swiped two bases. CF Rashad Crawford (.289) had two hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in a pair.
On the Hill: Erick Leal allowed an unearned run over six innings as he won his sixth game. He walked one and fanned two. Josh Davis saw his first action since July 18, tossing a scoreless 7th. Yomar Morel surrendered two runs in two innings.
Hawks Notes: James Norwood (0-1, 6.23 ERA) gets the start on Saturday in the series finale.
Arizona Rookie League—Brewers 6, Cubs 5
Brewers used a five-run 7th to down the Cubs.
At the Dish: Cubs had 10 hits as Gleyber Torres, Kevonte Mitchell, Rubi Silva and Roney Alcala all had two hits. Torres plated a pair of runs for his 28th and 29th RBI while Mitchell and Silva knocked in runs.
On the Hill: Jefferson Mejia matched his longest pro outing, working five innings. The 6-foot-7, 20-year-old allowed a run on four hits, didn’t issue any free passes, and fanned six. Tanner Griggs tossed a scoreless frame but Austyn Willis got charged with four runs on two hits, a walk and a hit batter. Pedro Araujo gave up a two-run homer in the 7th. Zach Hedges fanned a pair in the 9th.
Dominican Summer League—Pirates, Cubs
Game was rained out and should be made up tomorrow as part of a DH on the final day of the season.