Daytona rolls, Boise falls

Kyle Schwarber slugged a grand slam and Daniel Vogelbach launched a two-run shot as Daytona crushed Dunedin 11-1 in the opening round of the Florida State League playoffs. Hillsboro took advantage of four Boise errors and won the opening game of the Northwest league playoffs despite a good outing from Cubs second-round pick Jake Stinnett.

High A— Daytona 11, Dunedin 1

Kyle Schwarber cranked a grand slam and Rob Zastryzny tossed six strong innings as Daytona blew out Dunedin in the first game of the best-of-three series.

At the Dish: Daytona scored early and often jumping out to a 9-0 lead after four innings. DH Kyle Schwarber delivered a grand slam in the fourth and 1B Daniel Vogelbach slugged a two-run bomb in the third. C Willson Contreras was 3-3 with three runs and knocked in the game’s first run. LF Bijan Rademacher had three hits and knocked in three. RF Billy McKinney had two hits and scored twice as the D-Cubs had 14 hits and were 5-for-15 with RISP. CF Jacob Hannemann tripled and 2B Gioskar Amaya doubled and scored twice.

On the Hill: Rob Zastryzny (4-6, 4.66 ERA) kept the blue Jays off the board for five innings, surrendering a run in the sixth, his final innings. He allowed five hits, walked one and fanned four as the D-Cubs won in his 12th straight start. Starling Peralta, Gerardo Concepcion and Jose Rosario all tossed a scoreless inning.

D-Cubs Notes: Cubs send Tayler Scott (8-8, 4.34 ERA) to the mound on Wednesday night at Dunedin

Short-Season—Hillsboro 5, Boise 2

Hillsboro took advantage of four Boise errors to take the first game of the series.

At the Dish: Hawks only had five hits and were 0-for-3 with RISP. 1B Alex Tomasovich blasted his first pro homer, a solo shot in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Boise took the lead in the fourth when C Danny Canela singled, took second and third on two wild pitches and scored when the catcher’s throw went into left field after the second wild pitch. 2B Bryant Flete, LF Kevin Brown and SS Gleyber Torres all singled.

On the Hill: Jake Stinnett showed why the Cubs selected him in the second round, allowing an unearned run in five innings on two hits. The right-hander fanned a career-high eight and got five ground ball outs. Brad Markey only lasted four batters as a single, a stolen base and another single tied the game. After getting an out, Markey coaxed a double play grounder to second but Bryant Flete couldn’t handle the chance. Sam Wilson relieved Markey and got another grounder to second but after getting the force at second, Gleyber Torres couldn’t get the ball out of his glove and the hitter reached. Following a stolen base, the Hawks had the runner on third caught in a run down but a throwing error by Danny Canela allowed the go-ahead run to score. Wilson surrendered a run in the 8th and Corbin Hoffner gave up a solo homer in the ninth.

Hawks Notes: The two teams travel to Hillsboro for Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Low A—Kane County

Cougars open their quest for a Midwest League crown on Wednesday when they head to Appleton and face the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Jen-Ho Tseng (6-1, 2.40 ERA) gets the start against Brewers prospect Clint Terry (3-5, 2.49 ERA). Terry allowed two unearned runs against the Cougars in six innings on July 31. Tseng’s only career loss came at Wisconsin on July 30, allowing a run in seven innings. The best-of-three series moves back to Kane County on Thursday with Duane Underwood getting the ball.

September call-ups

Cubs moved Justin Ruggiano to the 60-day DL to open up a roster spot and only had 39 on the 40-man roster. They used the two spots to select the contracts of LHP Eric Jokisch and C Rafael Lopez, both Rule 5 eligible. They also promoted OF Junior Lake along with pitchers Zac Rosscup, Brian Schlitter, Dan Straily and Arodys Vizcaino. Also reports Mike Olt may join the Kane County Cougars during the playoffs to rehab and join the Cubs later this month. Dallas Beeler has reached his innings limit and will not be promoted.

Cubs Minor League box scores Sept. 2.

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