9/3 Minor matters
The Iowa Cubs bullpen gave up eight runs in the final three innings in a 13-3 loss to Albuquerque on Thursday. The I-Cubs and Memphis are tied for first in the PCL and will open a four-game series, starting Friday in Des Moines. On Thursday, Brad Snyder hit his 24th homer but it wasn’t enough.
Rafael Dolis gave up four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 loss to Jacksonville. Smokies catcher Robinson Chirinos and outfielders Tony Campana and Brandon Guyer were named to the Southern League postseason All-Star team.
Nick Struck gave up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Clearwater. Rebel Ridling and DJ LeMahieu each homered. Michael Brenly, Ridling and LeMahieu were named to the Florida State League All-Star team.
The Peoria Chiefs were officially eliminated from the Wild Card playoff race with a 5-3 loss to Kane County. Logan Watkins hit his first homer of the season in the first.
Brent Ebinger threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 1-0 win over Spokane. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter, giving up two hits.
— Carrie Muskat