8/25 Minor League report
Bryan LaHair hit two home runs and drove in five to back Chris Rusin and lift Iowa to a 12-7 win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday. LaHair now has 36 homers and 105 RBIs, and was batting .336. Marquez Smith also homered for the I-Cubs. Smith, Lou Montanez, DJ LeMahieu, Brett Jackson, Marwin Gonzalez and Rusin each had two hits.
Trey McNutt gave up three runs on nine hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 8-3 win over Chattanooga. Jonathan Mota hit his first home run and Steve Clevenger belted his fifth. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits and a stolen base.
Jake Optiz hit his sixth home run and Michael Burgess hit his 17th in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Tampa in the first game of a doubleheader. Justin Bour had two hits and scored a run. In the second game, Matt Loosen gae up fiv runs — three earned — on three hits over 4 1/3 innings in a 6-2 loss.
Patrick Francescon made a spot start for Peoria and gave up one run on four hits over three innings in a 4-2 loss to Quad Cities. Rubi Silva drove in both runs for the Chiefs. He has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games.
Yao-Lin Wang gave up one run on five hits and struck out eight over six innings in Boise’s 7-4 win over Salem-Keizer.
– Carrie Muskat