8/19 Minor matters
Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up four runs on 10 hits over six innings in Iowa’s 4-2 loss to Sacramento on Wednesday. Jeff Gray made his 16th relief appearance and gave up two hits in two innings. Jonathon Mota hit his first home run in his second game with the Iowa Cubs.
Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 7-6, 10-inning loss to Mississippi. It was Carpenter’s ninth quality start. Brandon Guyer had two hits, including his 12th home run, and two RBIs.
Trey McNutt gave up one hit over six scoreless innings in Daytona’s 9-3 win over Dunedin. MCNutt struck out six and is now 4-0 with a 2.63 ERA. DJ LeMahieu had three hits and scored three runs. Ryan Flaherty hit his ninth homer.
Nelson Perez hit his ninth homer to help Peoria beat Burlington, 5-2. Nicholas Struck picked up the win in relief, striking out nine in five innings.
Austin Kirk gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Boise’s 4-1 win over Everett. Ryan Cuneo, Jeff Vigurs and Richard Jones each homered.
— Carrie Muskat