6/9 Minor matters
Ian Stewart hit three home runs and drove in all eight runs in Iowa’s 8-5 win over Round Rock in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Stewart’s last four hits have been home runs. He’s batting .170 overall. Nick Struck started and gave up four runs over 6 2/3 innings.
In the second game, Brent Lillibridge hit his fifth homer and Junior Lake was 3-for-4 in a 5-4 victory to complete the sweep. Barret Loux started and gave up one run over three innings.
Rafael Lopez had two hits, including his fourth home run, in Tennessee’s 3-2, 10-inning loss to Mobile. Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on four hits over six innings and did not get a decision. Christian Villanueva had two hits. It was Hendricks’ sixth quality start. He’s 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA in his last four games.
Daytona’s game against Brevard County was postponed because of rain. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader Sunday.
Albert Almora had four hits, including his first home run, and Michael Heesch gave up one run over 6 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 15-1 win over Cedar Rapids. Almora was one of four players to homer, joining Jeimer Candelario and Dan Vogelbach. Almora drove in four runs and is now batting .435.