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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.
Chris Rusin gave up two runs on three hits over eight innings but took the loss in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Round Rock. Rusin struck out seven and has a 3.67 ERA this season. Steve Clevenger was 1-for-4 with a double in his fourth rehab game. Brent Lillibridge had three hits and Junior Lake had two hits, including a double, in his second game with Iowa. The I-Cubs also announced Barret Loux has been activated from the DL.
Austin Kirk gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 6-1 loss to Mobile. Jonathan Mota hit his third home run and Matt Szczur had three hits.
Daytona lost 7-6 to Brevard County. Matt Loosen gave up six runs over five innings. Zeke DeVoss had three hits and three stolen bases. Javier Baez was 2-for-5 and batting .476 in five June games.
Tayler Scott gave up two runs on eight hits over seven innings in Kane County’s 3-2 win over Burlington. Jeimer Candelario hit his second home run. Albert Almora was 1-for-4, and batting .404 this season.
Iowa had Wednesday off.
Tennessee’s game vs. Jackson was postponed because of weather.
Daytona’s game against Bradenton was postponed because of rain.
Pierce Johnson gave up two earned runs on five hits over five innings in Kane County’s 8-6 win over Burlington. Reggie Golden had three hits and two RBIs and Oliver Zapata had two hits, one RBI and a stolen base. Dan Vogelbach had two hits, including his ninth home run, and a double, and drew two walks.
Guillermo Moscoso gave up three runs over six innings in Iowa’s 6-0 loss to Round Rock Thursday. Logan Watkins extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double, and Steve Clevenger was 1-for-3 with a double in his third rehab game. Clevenger has hit safely in all three games he’s played.
Alberto Cabrera gave up five runs over five innings in Tennessee’s 5-0 loss to Jackson in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run but took the loss in a 2-1 decision. Ronald Torreyes and Rafael Lopez each had two hits.
Daytona’s game against Bradenton was canceled because of rain. On Friday, the Cubs play Brevard County.
Jose Rosario gave up one earned run over five innings in Kane County’s 9-0 loss to Burlington. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and Albert Almora was 1-for-4, and batting .415 so far.
* Kyuji Fujikawa underwent an MRI on his right arm Tuesday but the team did not expect results until Wednesday because their orthopedic specialist, Dr. Stephen Gryzlo, was busy with surgeries. Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday for the second time this season with a strained right forearm. The right-hander, who was on the DL from April 13 to May 10 with the same problem, had to leave Sunday’s game in the ninth inning after feeling some discomfort. The right-hander has a 5.25 ERA in 12 games this season, giving up seven runs over 12 innings.
* On Tuesday, the Cubs erected mock-ups of the proposed advertising signage in right field and used tarps to represent the 6,000-square foot video screen they want to install in left field. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts watched from a rooftop on Sheffield Avenue. The Cubs are waiting for final approval from the city planning commission on their $300 million renovation plan for Wrigley Field, which they hope to start this offseason. The proposal includes installing the scoreboard in left and more advertising in right.
* Several of the Cubs plan on attending Wednesday’s Game 7 NHL playoff game between the Blackhawks and Red Wings in Chicago.
“There aren’t too many times a Game 7 comes around, especially being in town at the same time playing a day game,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “You have to do everything you can to go to that game.”
* Cubs wives and girlfriends will do their part to help raise funds for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes at Wednesday’s game at Wrigley Field. Outfielder David DeJesus and his wife, Kim, are involved in a “mystery ball” event. Tickets are $40 per ball, and all proceeds will go to the families affected by the deadly storm.
Cubs players also will serve as celebrity bartenders on Friday at “American Junkie” in Chicago as part of the “Pour for Moore” fundraiser to support disaster relief. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. Tickets are $15 per person for the event, which will run from 6-8 p.m. CT.
* Albert Almora was named Midwest League Player of the Week for May 20-26. The Cubs’ first-round pick in last year’s Draft, Almora batted .538 in his first week with the team. He had to leave Monday’s game with a strained left hamstring, injured while trying to track down a ball in the outfield. His status was day to day. After Monday’s game, Almora tweeted: “No worries! I’ll be back in a day or 2!! Good win boys!!! #slaphands”
* Alex Burnett certainly had an easy first day on the job with the Cubs on Monday. The right-handed reliever, claimed off waivers from the Orioles, arrived at U.S. Cellular Field about half an hour before the first pitch of the Cubs’ Interleague game against the White Sox. He could relax as Jeff Samardzija threw a complete game, two-hit shutout. Burnett, 25, was happy to get a chance to pitch. He appeared in two games with the Orioles this season after spending three years with the Twins.
“I was excited,” he said about his reaction at the news he had been claimed by the Cubs. “It’s a new opportunity and I’m in a great organization and a fresh start and they told me I was coming straight to the big leagues, and nothing better than that.”
Burnett, who knows a couple of the Cubs from the Arizona Fall League, was asked for a scouting report on himself.
“I just go right after guys and let the defense do the work and that’s what I live and die by,” he said.
* Arodys Vizcaino, on the 60-day disabled list rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, underwent an arthroscopic debridement on his right elbow. Vizcaino was feeling some discomfort after his throwing sessions and not recovering well, so he was examined by Dr. James Andrews, who found a calcium buildup and did the procedure. The problem is not related to the Tommy John surgery Vizcaino had, and the Cubs say Andrews found the ligaments were in good shape. The right-hander, who the Cubs acquired at the Trade Deadline last July from the Braves in the Paul Maholm deal, will not pick up a baseball for six weeks.
– Carrie Muskat
Barret Loux struck out six and gave up one run on three hits over six innings as Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 2-1, in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Edwin Maysonet had two hits, including his fourth home run. Blake Parker converted his seventh save. In the second game, Logan Watkins and Donnie Murphy each homered in a 4-3 win to complete the sweep. Zach Putnam converted his fourth save.
Eric Jokisch struck out six and gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Huntsville. Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva each had two hits and one RBIs.
Jorge Soler hit his seventh home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 5-3, to Lakeland. P.J. Francescon took the loss, giving up four runs over six innings. Zeke DeVoss had three hits.
Gioskar Amaya hit his first home run but Kane County lost, 6-5, to Beloit. Tayler Scott gave up four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Albert Almora had two hits, and now is batting .538 over six games.
Josh Vitters hit a solo home run and Nick Struck gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-4 win over Oklahoma City. J.C. Boscan drove in two runs. Zach Putnam picked up his third save.
Rubi Silva hit his eighth home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 6-2, to Huntsville. Yeiper Castillo struck out seven over six innings in his Smokies debut.
Ben Wells gave up one earned run over five innings in Daytona’s 7-3 loss to Lakeland. John Andreoli had his third straight three-hit game, and Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to five games and stole a base. Soler is batting .333 during his streak, and .301 overall. Javier Baez had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Pierce Johnson gave up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 8-1 win over Peoria. Alberto Almora got a hit and walked twice. David Bote drove in two runs.
Chris Rusin threw six shutout innings, striking out four and scattering six hits, in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Las Vegas. Logan Watkins hit his fourth home run, a two-run shot, and Josh Vitters had two hits.
Arismendy Alcantara hit his sixth home run to help Tennessee beat Huntsville, 2-0. Kyle Hendricks got the win, throwing seven shutout innings. He struck out seven and gave up three hits.
Zach Cates served up four runs on eight hits over five innings in Daytona’s 8-4 loss to Jupiter. John Andreoli had three hits and scored two runs, and Dustin Geiger notched his eighth multi-hit game of the season as well as his 40th RBIs.
Dillon Maples gave up eight runs (five earned) on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 9-8, 14-inning loss to Peoria. The Cougars led 8-4 in the fourth. Albert Almora went 4-for-7 with two doubles and scored a run in his second game. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and four RBIs.
Brian Bogusevic, Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 9-4, to Las Vegas. Bogusevic homered for the third straight game, and was 5-for-11 in his last four games. Casey Coleman pitched a season-high three innings and did not allow a run.
Tennessee had Wednesday off and plays host to Huntsville on Thursday.
Austin Kirk gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Daytona’s 8-4 win over Jupiter. Javier Baez hit a double and drove in a run, and now has hit safely in nine straight games. Dustin Geiger had two hits.
Albert Almora went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBIs in his first game but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 9-2, to Peoria. Almora, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2012, had been slowed since breaking a hamate bone in his left hand in Spring Training. Dan Vogelbach hit a RBI double as well.
– Carrie Muskat
Cubs No. 1 Draft pick Albert Almora broke his hamate bone in his hand on a swing Thursday at Minor League camp. It’s not a serious injury, and Almora was expected to resume baseball activities in three to four weeks. He’s expected to be back in games in mid May.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs had three players included in MLB.com’s top 100 prospects, revealed Tuesday night on MLB Network. The trio includes Javier Baez (ranked No. 16), and outfielders Albert Almora (No. 39) and Jorge Soler (No. 42). The annual ranking of baseball’s biggest and brightest young talent is assembled by MLB.com’s Draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo, who compiles input from industry sources, including scouts and scouting directors. It is based on analysis of players’ skill sets, upsides, closeness to the Majors and potential immediate impact to their teams. The list only includes players with rookie status in 2013.
Baez, 20, batted .333 with 12 home runs, 10 doubles and 33 RBIs in 57 games at Class A Peoria, then hit .188 when promoted to Class A Daytona. Almora, 18, the Cubs’ top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, played for the Arizona Rookie League team and also Class A Boise last season, and combined to bat .321. Soler, who turns 21 on Feb. 25, played in the Rookie League and then Peoria last season, hitting a combined .299 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in 34 games. The Cuban outfielder signed a nine-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs last June. He made Wrigley Field look small in September when he took batting practice with the Cubs, hitting five home runs, including two that cleared the left field bleachers.
– Carrie Muskat