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Chris Rusin struck out eight and gave up one run over eight innings in Iowa’s 6-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday. Edwin Maysonet and Brent Lillibridge each homered. Donnie Murphy had two hits and scored a run. It was Rusin’s longest outing of the season.
Note: Josh Vitters was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to May 26, with a strained muscle in his rib cage. It’s the second trip to the DL for Vitters, 23. He also missed time April 9-30 because of a lower back strain. In 19 games with Iowa, Vitters was batting .270 with two doubles, three homers and eight RBIs.
Arismendy Alcantara hit his eighth home run to help Tennessee beat Birmingham, 3-2. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win, giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Christian Villanueva hit a double and triple and scored a run.
Javier Baez hit a walkoff home run, a two-run shot, in the 11th inning to help Daytona beat Tampa, 6-4. Baez is batting .268 for the season; it was his seventh home run. Austin Kirk started and gave up three runs over five innings.
Dan Vogelbach hit his seventh home run and drove in three runs in Kane County’s 7-5 loss to Quad Cities in a rain-shortened six-inning game. Dillon Maples took the loss, giving up seven runs over three innings.
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.
Chris Rusin gave up one run but still took the loss in Iowa’s 1-0 loss to Round Rock on Wednesday. Logan Watkins went 3-for-3, and Ian Stewart was 0-for-4 in his 13th rehab game. Rusin struck out five and did not walk a batter, scattering six hits.
Matt Garza gave up one run on one hit and two walks and took the loss in Tennessee’s 3-0 rain-shortened loss to Mississippi. Garza was making his first rehab start. He faced 10 batters, walked two.
Ben Wells gave up one run over seven innings in Daytona’s 3-1 win over Palm Beach. Jorge Soler doubled, stole a base and scored a run. Wells gave up three hits and walked a batter.
Dan vogelbach extended his hitting streak to five games with a 10th inning walkoff RBI single to lift Kane County to a 5-4 victory over Bowling Green. Pierce Johnson started, and gave up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 inings. He has struck out 25 over 24 2/3 innings.
Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-5 loss to Memphis on Saturday night. Brian Bogusevic had two hits to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Dallas Beeler gave up two earned runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 11-4 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur each hit home runs. Szczur finished with three RBIs. Johermyn Chavez also drove in three runs.
Ben Wells gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 6-4 loss to Tampa. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to nine games, hitting a double and driving in two runs. John Andreoli was 4-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base.
In the first game of a doubleheader, Pierce Johnson gave up one run on three hits over five innings in a 7-3 win over Quad Cities. Johnson struck out six. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his third home run. In the second game, Tayler Scott gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in a 4-3 Kane County win to complete the sweep. Shoulders connected again, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits.
On Wednesday, the Iowa Cubs game against Nashville was postponed because of rain. Here are Tuesday’s results:
* Brooks Raley threw six shutout innings Tuesday in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Nashville. Ryan Sweeney hit a triple and drove in one run. It was Raley’s second straight quality start and he’s holding batters to a .182 average.
* Justin Bour, Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva each homered to lift Tennessee to a 4-3 victory over Huntsville. Alberto Cabrera picked up the win, giving up two runs over six innings. Bour, Szczur and Silva finished with two hits each.
* Daytona was rocked for 27 hits by Clearwater, losing 15-6. Javier Baez did hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the third. He’s batting .173. Ryan Searle took the loss, giving up seven runs on 15 hits over 4 2/3 innings.
* Gioskar Amaya had two hits for his fourth multi-hit game in Kane County’s 4-3 win over Beloit in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Beloit scored seven runs in the second for an 8-3 win. Marco Hernandez, Wes Darvill and Bijan Rademacher each had two hits.
* Chris Rusin gave up one run on four hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Albuquerque on Sunday. Brian Bogusevic had two hits, Darwin Barney walked three times and stole a base, and Ian Stewart was 0-for-3 with an RBI. Brad Nelson had two RBI.
For Stewart, it was his first game action since June 12. He underwent wrist surgery last July but has been on the disabled list this spring with a strained left quad.
“Everything felt good, so it was encouraging,” Stewart told the Des Moines Register of his first game.
Both he and Barney took extra grounders after the game. Stewart has something to prove, especially to the Cubs.
“I feel like I owe them for helping me through that,” he said.
* Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one hit over six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 7-3 victory over Chattanooga. Jae-Hoon Ha went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
* Zach Cates gave up one run on four hits over six innings as Daytona beat Tampa, 3-1. Stephen Bruno, Dustin Geiger and Micah Gibbs each had two hits.
* Kane County’s doubleheader at Wisconsin was postponed because of bad weather. The games will be made up June 14-16 at Kane County.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Rusin gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 4-2 loss Tuesday to Round Rock. The Iowa Cubs now are 0-6 to start the season, the worst start in franchise history. Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run and Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple. The Iowa Cubs and Round Rock square off Wednesday.
Tennessee had Tuesday off. On Wednesday, the Smokies face Chattanooga. Dallas Beeler gets the start.
Zeke DeVoss hit a solo home run in Daytona’s 5-4 loss to Clearwater. The D-Cubs made four errors in the game. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up three runs — one earned — on six hits, while striking out seven over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits. Daytona faces Clearwater on Wednesday.
Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his second home run, in Kane County’s 6-5 win over Clinton. Jeimer Candelario hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth for the game-winner. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits. Pierce Johnson started, but did not get a decision. He gave up two runs on six hits over five innings. Kane County was to face Clinton Wednesday night.
Rough start to the season for the Cubs’ Minor League affiliates.
* Albuquerque scored three runs in the first and added seven in the seventh to beat Iowa, 10-3, on Thursday. Starter Chris Rusin gave up two earned runs on four hits over five innings, striking out four. Jensen Lewis took the loss, giving up three earned runs on four hits over one-third of an inning. The I-Cubs did tie the game in the top of the fifth against reliever Red Patterson. With one out, Brian Bogusevic reached on an infield single for his third hit. Brad Nelson walked, and one out later, Ty Wright delivered a RBI single to tie the game. Wright and J.C. Boscan each had two hits.
* Matt Szczur went 3-for-4 and Arismendy Alcantara drove in three runs, hitting a two-run homer in the third, but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 7-3 in the season opener to Pensacola. Dallas Beeler took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five.
* Jorge Soler was 2-for-3 and Javier Baez drove in a run in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Brevard County. Daytona led 3-2, but Brevard County rallied in the seventh, tying the game on Cody Hawn’s RBI double and then taking the lead on Gregory Hopkins’ RBI single.
* Daniel Vogelbach had two hits and Rock Shoulders belted a two-run homer but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 7-2, in the season opener. Quad Cities scored five runs in the second inning, taking advantage of one of three errors for the game by the Cougars. Pierce Johnson took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings.
* Class A Boise begins its season June 14.
– Carrie Muskat
Marty Pevey begins his first season as Iowa Cubs manager on Thursday when the Triple-A team travels to Albuquerque. The I-Cubs home opener is April 12. Here’s Iowa’s roster:
Esmailin Caridad, Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Rafael Dolis, Jensen Lewis, Barret Loux, Yoanner Negrin, Blake Parker, Zach Putnam, Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin, Nick Struck, and Cory Wade.
J.C. Boscan and Luis Flores
Wes Darvill, Edwin Maysonet, Brad Nelson, Josh Vitters, and Logan Watkins.
Brian Bogusevic, Brett Jackson, Darnell McDonald, Tim Torres, and Ty Wright.
Chris Rusin secured his spot as next in line if the Cubs need another starter. The lefty gave up two hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings on Sunday against the Indians. In five spring games, he’s given up five earned runs on 18 hits over 23 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.
Rusin was being considered for the Cubs bullpen but was told he’s more valuable as a starter. He’ll be in Triple-A Iowa’s rotation this year.
“I’ll go down and work on all the stuff I need to work on and be ready for when they call on me,” Rusin said.
It helped him that his was his second big league Spring Training camp. When he walked into the clubhouse, he felt comfortable from Day One.
“This year, I obviously had a couple more starts than last year,” he said. “Getting my feet wet last year was a big help. If this was my first Spring Training, I probably wouldn’t be this way. Since I had experience last year, I knew what to expect. I’ve got to keep throwing strikes.”
– Carrie Muskat