IOWA (CLASS AAA) WAS IDLE
HUNTSVILLE 11, TENNESSEE 3 (CLASS AA)
Alberto Cabrera has had a rocky start in Double-A. The right-hander, who was called up from Daytona this month, surrendered five runs on five hits and two walks and did not make it out of the first inning Wednesday. It's the second start since his promotion that Cabrera (0-1) has yielded five runs.
Tennessee (24-16) got nine hits, but was held scoreless after the third inning. Tony Campana (2-for-4) led the team in hits, raising his average to .345 in 38 games. Ty Wright (1-for-4) hit his sixth home run and has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Just a month and a half into the season, the Cubs' seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft is three home runs shy of tying his career high of nine in 2009.
DAYTONA 7, ST. LUCIE 2 (CLASS HIGH-A)
Daytona's offense was a well-oiled machine Wednesday, stringing together 12 hits. Kyler Burke (3-for-5) had the best night, totaling a season-high five RBI and getting his first home run of the season. The Cubs (16-24) also got two hits each from Brett Jackson (2-for-4, walk), Ryan Flaherty (2-for-4, walk) and Rebel Ridling (2-for-3, two walks).
Chris Rusin struck out a career-high seven batters in 4 1/3 innings, but did not factor in the decision. He allowed two runs and five hits. The left-hander and fourth-round 2009 draft pick has 22 strikeouts to one walk in 22 1/3 innings this season. Marco Carrillo (1-0) got a win in relief with two scoreless innings, and 2008 second-round pick Aaron Shafer threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 0.93.
PEORIA 11, WISCONSIN 7 (CLASS LOW-A)
One day after being held to one hit, the Chiefs' offense roared back with 13 hits Wednesday. D.J. Fitzgerald was a perfect 4-for-4 and was a home run shy of the cycle. He is batting .354 (23-for-65) in 18 games with the club. Nelson Perez (2-for-4) had four RBI, and Hak-Ju Lee (1-for-4, walk) doubled and stole his 11th base.
The Chiefs (23-17) offense bailed out the pitching staff, which allowed 10 hits. Starter Nicholas Struck went four innings and allowed four runs and seven hits, and Jonathan Nagel (1-2) got the win in relief with three innings of one-hit ball.