8/14 Minor League report
Tony Campana had three hits, stole two bases and scored three runs but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 14-7 to Las Vegas on Monday. Ryan Rowland-Smith took the loss, giving up five runs over four innings. Dave Sappelt and Greg Rohan each drove in two runs.
Tennessee opens a five-game series at Birmingham on Tuesday. Dallas Beeler was scheduled to start.
Daytona returns to action Tuesday against Lakeland. Austin Kirk was scheduled to start.
Jorge Soler had two hits in Peoria’s 3-2 loss to Beloit. Soler was batting .357. Yao-Lin Wang posted his second straight quality start, giving up two runs on three hits over six innings.
Jeimer Candelario had three hits in Boise’s 11-4 loss to Salem-Keizer, which scored nine runs in the eighth inning. Marco Hernandez extended his hitting streak to a season-high 18 games, going 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBIs.
Albert Almora went 5-for-6 to lead a 25-hit attack and help Mesa beat the Reds, 17-7. Daniel Lockhart hit his first home run and finished with three RBIs. Almora, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick, is batting .413 in his last 10 games. Carlos Penalver had four hits and scored three runs.
News & notes:
Left-handed pitcher Austin Kirk and outfielder Rubi Silva were promoted from Class A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee. Cuban right-handed pitcher Yoanner Negrin was promoted from Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Negrin was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, and began this season with Omecas de Tabasco of the Mexican League. He made one start for the Smokies, and did not give up an earned run over five innings.
— Carrie Muskat