7/24 Minor matters
Marquez Smith hit his fourth homer to help Iowa beat Round Rock, 10-2. The Iowa Cubs scored five runs in the ninth. J.R. Mathes picked up the win, giving up two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings. Micah Hoffpauir had three hits and one RBIs.
Steve Clevenger and Russ Canzler each homered in Tennessee’s 12-5 win over Mississippi. Craig Muschko picked up the win, giving up three runs on four hits over six innings. Canzler and Clevenger each had three hits.
Dae-Eun Rhee threw seven shutout innings to help Daytona beat St. Lucie, 7-0. He struck out five.
Robert Whitenack gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Peoria’s 8-7 loss to Fort Wayne. Jonathan Mota had three hits, including his second homer, and four RBIs.
Tri-City scored five runs in the first off Dustin Fitzgerald to beat Boise, 13-3.
Xavier Batista hit his second homer in Mesa’s 5-1 loss to the Giants.
— Carrie Muskat