7/20 Minor matters
Chris Archer gave up two runs, none earned, on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 win over Montgomery Monday. Archer struck out six and has yet to give up an earned run in 22 1/3 innings with the Smokies. Brandon Guyer hit his seventh homer and Tony Campana had two hits.
At Iowa, Thomas Diamond gave up eight runs on eight hits over four innings in an 8-0 loss to Oklahoma City. Micah Hoffpauir had the Iowa Cubs only hit, a double. Brian Schlitter struck out four in two innings of relief.
Michael Brenly kept his hitting streak going even though his father is back with the big league team. Brenly now has an 18 game streak in Daytona’s 4-3, 19-inning win over Charlotte. Matt Matulia, originally an infielder for the Cubs, threw five scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.
Nelson Perez, Luis Flores and Justin Bour each homered in Peoria’s 7-5 loss Bowling Green. Bour’s homer was his 10th.
Richard Jones had three hits in Boise’s 11-10 win over Spokane. Elliot Soto also had three hits and scored three runs.
The Mesa Rookie team lost, 2-1, to the Royals. Jeff Gray threw one inning and Carlos Zambrano pitched one inning, striking out one.
* Note: No. 1 Draft pick Hayden Simpson is not expected to play this summer. He’s battling mononucleosis.
— Carrie Muskat