#Cubs Minor League report: Baez hits 2 HRs
Javier Baez hit two home runs and Junior Lake added another to back Clayton Richard in Iowa’s 9-0 win over Nashville. Richard scattered three hits over seven shutout innings, striking out four. The lefty most likely will fill the Cubs’ fifth starter spot. Baez, playing his first game with Iowa since June 7, went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs. It was his third two-homer game of the season. Lake had two hits, including a two-run homer.
Ivan Pineyro gave up five hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 8-0 win over Montgomery. Wilson Contreras had three hits, including a grand slam, and Albert Almora had two hits, including a two-run homer.
Jonathan Martinez gave up three hits over eight scoreless innings to help Myrtle Beach beat Potomac, 4-3. Jason Vosler hit two home runs and drove in three runs to back Martinez, who struck out four and did not walk a batter. Trey Martin had two hits and one RBI.
Jeffrey Baez hit his sixth home run in South Bend’s 4-1 loss to Great Lakes. Erick Leal gave up three runs over six innings.
Eugene lost, 5-1, to Boise. Alex Bautista hit a solo home run and Jose Paulino took the loss, giving up two runs over six innings while striking out seven.
Mesa swept a doublehaeder against the D-Backs, winning 12-1 and 8-4. P.J. Higgins had three hits, including a home run, in the first game, and Jose Paniagua had three hits, including two doubles and a triple. Paniagua then completed his cycle with a three-run homer in the second game.