Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa 9, Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 3
Iowa knocked around Dodgers top prospect Julio Urias and moved to within three games of first place.
In the Box: The I-Cubs spoiled the AAA debut of 18-year-old left-hander Julio Urias, scoring three runs in his only inning on two hits and four walks. After retiring the first two batter, a walk, a single and two more walks plated a run. LF Mike Baxter (.279) then delivered a two-run single....1B Taylor Davis went 3-for-4 with three RBI while 3B Christian Villanueva (.264), C Luke Carlin (.149), and 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.233) all plated runs in the win.
Pitching Chart: Felipe Paulino (5-8, 4.82 ERA) gave up a three-run homer in the first and then blanked the Dodgers for the next four frames ending the night with a line of 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 B, 3 K....Zac Rosscup fanned three in two perfect frames while Rafael Soriano worked a 1-2-3 8th.....P.J. Francescon made his AAA debut, allowing two hits in a scoreless ninth.
I-Cubs Notes: A pair of Iowa pitchers were honored on Monday. Carlos Pimentel was named to the PCL post-season all-star team as the right-handed pitcher while Eric Jokisch was named pitcher of the week in the PCL for Aug. 24-30.......To make room on the 40-man roster, Cubs designated Mike Olt for assignment after trading for Seattle OF Austin Jackson.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee 9, Jacksonville (Marlins) 1
Ryan Williams tossed six shutout innings and Tennessee rocked Jacksonville pitching for 11 hits.
In the Box: RF Bijan Rademacher (.260) tripled and knocked in four runs while CF Albert Almora (.276) went 2-for-4 to extend his hit streak to 12 games. Almora hit .352/.413/.504 in August with 22 runs, 14 doubles and 15 RBI.....SS Ryan Dent (.256), C Willson Contreras (.326), and 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.284) all added two hits.
Pitching Chart: Ryan Williams improved to 10-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.79 with six shutout innings. He allowed four hits, fanned two and had a game score of 66 in his 70-pitch outing.....
Smokies News: P.J. Francescon was promoted to AAA Iowa and RHP James Pugliese was sent from Myrtle Beach to AA. Francescon led the Smokies with 22 saves in 42 games (4-2, 1.69 ERA) while Pugliese was 4-2 with a 2.62 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Pelicans.
Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach
Pelicans had Monday off and end the regular season with three games in Potomac (Nationals) and a five-game set in Wilmington. RH Tyler Skulina (3-5, 3.29 ERA) gets the ball on Tuesday night against the P-Nats.
Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 10, Bowling Green (Rays) 4
South Bend scored five times in the second and beat Bowling Green.
In the Box: RF Jeffrey Baez (.287) continued his torrid pace, going 2-for-5 including a grand slam in the second, his 9th homer of the season. CF Rashad Crawford (.279) smacked a two-run homer while DH Charcer Burks (.266) was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI. LF Ian Happ (.252) and 1B Gioskar Amaya (.266)had two hits each.
Pitching Chart: Trevor Clifton (7-10, 4.22 ERA) allowed a run over six innings, allowing three hits and two walks. He fanned three and had a game score of 63.....Dillon Maples (4.45 ERA) gave up three runs in two innings and Sam Wilson (6.62 ERA) tossed a scoreless ninth.
SB-Cubs News: IF Angelo Amendolare was promoted from Mesa to South Bend.
Emeralds had Monday off and end the season with a six-game road trip, three each at Salem-Keizer and Hillsboro. Eugene holds a one-game lead over first-half champ Hillsboro and Salem-Keizer is three back. If Hillsboro wins both halves, the next team with the best overall record will qualify to the playoffs. Both Eugene and Salem-Keizer are 36-34.
Arizona Rookie League—Mariners 1, Cubs 1-Suspended by rain
Cubs and the Mariners only made it to the bottom of the fourth before rain halted play. The game will be resumed on Tuesday.
In the Box: Cubs scored in the second when Carlos Jimenez singled and eventually scored on an error. Cubs have runners on second and third with one out when play resumes.
Pitching Chart: Dylan Cease gave up a run in three frames, allowing a hit with two walks. A double play grounder scored the run......Carols Rodriguez worked around a pair of singles in a scoreless fourth.