8/3 Minor matters

Newly acquired Brett Wallach took the loss in Peoria’s 7-5 loss to Beloit Monday night. Wallach, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly/Ryan Theriot/Blake DeWitt deal, didn’t get much help as the Chiefs committed five errors, three while he was in the game. Wallach gave up five runs, three earned, on eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up three runs on three hits over five innings in Iowa’s 5-3 win over Oklahoma City. Jason Dubois and Welington Castillo both had two hits and both homered. Bibens-Dirkx now is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA. Congrats to Bryan LaHair who was named PCL offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .455 in that stretch with four homers and 14 RBIs.

Brett Jackson and Russ Canzler both homered in Tennessee’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to Montgomery. Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out eight. He did not get a decision. Congrats to Brandon Guyer, who was named Southern League offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .524 in that stretch with eight RBIs.

Alex Maestri struck out four in three innings of relief to help Daytona beat Bradenton, 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. But the Cubs’ winning streak was snapped at 14 games when they lost the nightcap, 4-3. Michael Brenly did hit his fifth homer of the season in the second game. Congrats to Rebel Ridling, named FSL offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .524 in that stretch with 10 RBIs.

Matt Loosen gave up three runs, two earned on six hits over four innings in Boise’s 4-3 loss to Tri-City. Reggie Golden had two hits, including a double, in Mesa’s 6-4, 12-inning loss to the Reds in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Yao-Lin Wang gave up six runs, none earned on three hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings in a 9-3 loss.

– Carrie Muskat

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