8/31 Minor matters
Jason Dubois, Bryan LaHair and Brad Snyder each homered and each drove in four runs to power Iowa to a 20-9 win over Albuquerque on Monday. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up two runs on seven hits over six innings and now is 7-3. Sam Fuld had five hits and scored three runs. With the win, the Iowa Cubs maintained a half game lead in the Northern Division.
Tennessee and Daytona had Monday off. The Smokies travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday and Daytona meets Clearwater.
Ryan Searle gave up three runs — one earned — on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-2 loss to Clinton. Jae-Hoon Ha and Hak-Ju Lee each had two hits.
Dustin Fitzgerald gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Boise’s 8-5 win over Spokane. Micah Gibbs had four hits and Elliot Soto had three hits and two RBIs.
— Carrie Muskat