5/13 Minor matters
Andrew Cashner gave up one run on five hits and struck out six over six innings in his first start for Triple-A Iowa. Cashner got the win as the Iowa Cubs beat Las Vegas, 6-1. Micah Hoffpauir hit a three-run homer, his fifth of the season and second in as many games.
Chris Carpenter gave up one run on five hits over six innings and did not get a decision in Tennessee’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to Carolina. Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to four games since being called up to the Double-A team. He’s batting .462 in the streak.
Smaily Borges hit his first home run to help Daytona beat Bradenton, 10-6. Rafael Dolis gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits over four innings. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to seven games and is batting .407 in that stretch.
Peoria lost its fifth straight as Nick Struck served up five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to Clinton. D.J. Fitzgerald homered, his first, and was 3-for-3.
– Carrie Muskat