8/7 Minor matters
Marquez Smith hit two home runs, including an inside the park homer, to lead Iowa to an 11-6 victory over Tacoma on Friday. Brad Snyder, Bryan LaHair and Micah Hoffpauir also homered for the Iowa Cubs. Smith’s inside the park homer was the first by an Iowa player since 1998. Jay Jackson gave up five runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings for the win. The game was played in front of 13,206 at Principal Park in Des Moines.
Rafael Dolis gave up one run on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 6-1 win over Montgomery. Brandon Guyer hit a double and drove in one run, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
Trey McNutt threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 3-2 win over Jupiter. McNutt gave up three hits and struck out seven. Rebel Ridling hit his 11th homer, breaking a 2-2 tie in the eighth with the solo shot. He finished with three hits and two RBIs.
Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fifth home run to help Peoria beat Wisconsin, 3-1. Ha’s blast was a three-run shot in the sixth. He finished with two hits. Nicholas Struck picked up the win in relief.
Austin Kirk gave up three runs on seven hits over three innings in Boise’s 12-5 loss to Everett. Arismendy Alcantara hit his second homer.
Austin Reed gave up one run on three hits over four innings but did not get a decision in Mesa’s 7-6 win over the Athletics. Blair Springfield homered for Mesa.
— Carrie Muskat