5/23 Minor League report – Tuesday’s games
Anthony Rizzo tied an Iowa Cubs franchise record by scoring five runs and hit his 15th homer to back Chris Volstad and lift the Triple-A team to an 18-8 win over Tacoma. Rizzo was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, and now has 42 RBIs for the season. Volstad, making his first start for the Iowa Cubs, gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings and struck out six. Three of the runs came in one inning. Luis Valbuena also had three hits and homered.
Junior Lake had three hits including his second homer in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Mobile. Jeff Antigua gave up two runs on six hits over four innings. Justin Bour had three hits and a stolen base.
P.J. Francescon, making his first start for Daytona, gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits over six innings in a 6-5 win in 10 innings over St. Lucie. Greg Rohan and Nelson Perez each homered. Matt Szczur had two hits and stole a base.
Peoria had the day off and opens a series Wednesday against Clinton.
– Carrie Muskat