7/21 Minor League report

Chris Rusin gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings in Iowa’s 10-7 loss to New Orleans. The Zephyrs won on a walkoff three-run homer by Jerry Sands. Brett Jackson hit a leadoff home run for Iowa, his 13th of the season. Brian Esposito had three hits and scored two runs.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three runs, two earned, on two hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 loss to Chattanooga. Jae-Hoon Ha extended his hitting streak to five games, and Justin Bour had a two-hit game and drove in the Smokies only run.

Robert Whitenack failed to retire a batter, giving up five earned runs on five hits and two walks in the first inning in Daytona’s 12-8 loss to Jupiter. Jupiter scored six runs in the first. Rubi Silva had four hits, including a triple, and two RBI. Elieser Bonne had three hits.

Dustin Geiger hit his ninth home run and Taiwan Easterling hit his fourth in Peoria’s 9-6 win over Western Michigan. Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 15 games, and Geiger and Easterling each finished with two hits.

Rock Shoulders went 4-for-4, including his fifth home run, and drove in two runs in Boise’s 7-2 loss to Eugene. Shoulders was batting .273 and now has 17 RBIs.

Jorge Soler was scheduled to start in the outfield Saturday for the Cubs’ Mesa Rookie League team in his second pro game.

– Carrie Muskat

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