#Cubs Minor League report
Iowa lost 9-4 to New Orleans. Drew Rucinski gave up five runs over five innings and is 5-12 with a 6.18 ERA. Albert Almora Jr. had two hits and two RBI. Pierce Johnson pitched two innings in relief, and has not give up a hit in his last two outings.
Ian Happ and Victor Caratini hit back to back home runs in the 10th to lead Tennessee to a 7-6 win over Birmingham. Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in his ninth game with the Smokies. He has reached in six of 10 plate appearances in his last two games.
Trevor Clifton threw seven scoreless innings in Myrtle Beach’s 5-0 win over Frederick. Clifton struck out six and gave up one hit, a single leading off the eighth. Jeffrey Baez hit two home runs, both solo shots.
Ryan Kellogg threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in South Bend’s 2-0 win over Fort Wayne. Carlos Sepulveda had two hits and stole a base.
Eugene returns to action after the All-Star break with a game against Vancouver.
Mesa topped the Giants, 3-1. In his first appearance with Mesa, Stephen Fife gave up one hit over three innings. Michael Cruz had two hits, both doubles, and one RBI.