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9/5 Iowa Cubs update

Bobby Scales celebrated his 1,200th pro game in style on Saturday. The Iowa Cubs are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday night over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth. Brad Snyder added a two-run double and Scales added an RBI single in the seventh to secure the win. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Jeff Samardzija will start Game 3 of this four-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

– Carrie Muskat

9/3 Minor matters

The Iowa Cubs bullpen gave up eight runs in the final three innings in a 13-3 loss to Albuquerque on Thursday. The I-Cubs and Memphis are tied for first in the PCL and will open a four-game series, starting Friday in Des Moines. On Thursday, Brad Snyder hit his 24th homer but it wasn’t enough.

Rafael Dolis gave up four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 loss to Jacksonville. Smokies catcher Robinson Chirinos and outfielders Tony Campana and Brandon Guyer were named to the Southern League postseason All-Star team.

Nick Struck gave up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Clearwater. Rebel Ridling and DJ LeMahieu each homered. Michael Brenly, Ridling and LeMahieu were named to the Florida State League All-Star team.

The Peoria Chiefs were officially eliminated from the Wild Card playoff race with a 5-3 loss to Kane County. Logan Watkins hit his first homer of the season in the first.

Brent Ebinger threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 1-0 win over Spokane. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter, giving up two hits.

– Carrie Muskat

9/2 Minor matters

On Wednesday, the Iowa Cubs scored nine runs in the ninth to beat Albuquerque, 15-13. Jason Dubois had two homers and Marquez Smith connected for the second straight game. Smith also drove in four runs. Dubois had six RBIs and was batting .444 in his last eight games.

Iowa has a tough final series against Memphis, starting Friday at Principal Park in Des Moines. The I-Cubs are in first place in the Northern Division.

* Brett Jackson hit his sixth home run to help Tennessee beat Jacksonville, 9-4. Jackson finished with three RBIs while Blake Lalli had two hits and was batting .391 in his last six games. Brandon Guyer and Russ Canzler each had three hits.

* Alberto Cabrera threw seven shutout innings to help Daytona beat Clearwater 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Michael Brenly, Mario Mercedes and Evan Crawford each had two hits. In the second game, Alex Maestri picked up his first save in a 5-2 win. Chris Siegfried picked up the win, giving up two hits over 2 1/3 innings.

* Carlos Silva took the loss in Peoria’s 7-0 loss to Kane County. Silva gave up five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings and struck out four in his second rehab outing.

* Cam Greathouse gave up three hits over six shutout innings to help Boise beat Spokane, 11-2. Dustin Harrington went 5-for-5 with one RBIs and Pierre LePage and Arismendy Alcantara each had three hits.

– Carrie Muskat

8/30 Minor matters

Brad Snyder had three hits and two RBIs to lead Iowa to a 8-7 win over Omaha on Sunday. Snyder now has 95 RBIs, most on the team. Jason Dubois also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeff Gray picked up the win in relief, although he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Jeff Stevens converted the save.

Tennessee lost 16-1 to Birmingham but still clinched the Southern League North Division second-half title because Huntsville lost. The Smokies also won the first half title. Russ Canzler hit his 21st homer for Tennessee.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Lakeland. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and one RBI.

Brett Wallach gave up four runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in Peoria’s 6-2 loss to Clinton in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Corey Martin picked up the win in relief as Peoria edged Clinton, 2-1. Justin Bour went 4-for-7 in the two games.

Alvaro Ramirez homered in the first inning but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 5-4 to Spokane. Dustin Harrington had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa beat the Athletics, 11-4, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning. Brian Shields had two hits and scored two runs.

– Carrie Muskat

8/26 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins threw six shutout innings but Iowa lost 2-0 in 11 innings on Scott Thorman’s walk-off homer for Omaha on Wednesday. Bryan LaHair had three hits and Jeff Gray threw two scoreless innings in relief.

Brett Jackson hit his fifth home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 5-4 to West Tenn. Jackson’s homer in the eighth, a solo shot, tied the game at 4. Jeremy Papelbon gave up one run on three hits over three innings in the spot start.

Evan Crawford hit a walk-off sac fly in the ninth to lift Daytona to a 2-1 win over Clearwater. Jeffrey Beliveau picked up the win, pitching one inning in relief.

Ryan Searle gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-3 loss to Cedar Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader. Matt Cerda homered and has at least one RBIs in his last five games. In the second game, Hak-Ju Lee notched his 34th multi-hit game in a 10-5 win over Cedar Rapids.

Boise scored five runs in the third to beat Tri-City, 7-6. Pierre LePage had three hits and three stolen bases. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits for his 14th multi-hit game of the season.

– Carrie Muskat

8/25 Minor matters

Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg was ejected for the fourth time this season in Iowa’s 6-4 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. Brad Snyder hit his 21st home run in the fifth and finished with two RBIs. Bobby Scales and Welington Castillo each drove in a run.

* Ty’Relle Harris threw five shutout innings and was backed by a 13-hit attack as Tennessee beat West Tenn, 9-6, on Tuesday. Harris struck out five for his first win. Marwin Gonzalez drove in three runs and Steve Clevenger had two hits and was named Southern League offensive player of the week for Aug. 16-22.

* On Wednesday, Alex Liddi hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth off
Kyle Smit to lead West Tenn to a 5-4 win over Tennessee. Jeremy
Papelbon started in place of Craig Muschko and gave up one run over
three innings. Esmailin Caridad, on a rehab assignment, went 1 2/3

* Brooks Raley threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 8-2 win over Clearwater on Wednesday. Kyler Burke capped an eight-run third inning with a grand slam, his seventh homer. Oswaldo Martinez picked up the save, throwing three innings.

* Brett Wallach, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot deal, gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 10-5 loss to Clinton. Matt Cerda hit a three-run homer in the ninth.

* Matt Loosen gave up two runs on three hits over four innings and struck out six in Boise’s 5-1 loss to Vancouver. Micah Gibbs and Elliot Soto each had two hits.

– Carrie Muskat

8/24 Minor matters

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up eight runs on 10 hits over five innings in Iowa’s 8-6 loss to Nashville on Monday. Ty Wright posted his seventh multi-hit game and Robinson Chirinos had two RBIs.

Trey McNutt gve up five runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 7-4 loss to West Tenn. Steve Clevenger posted his third straight multi-hit gme, going 2-for-4. Clevenger was named the Southern League North Division Offensive Player of the Week after going 11-for-22 with five doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs from ug. 16-22.

Daytona split a doubleheader against Brevard County, losing the first game 7-3 and winning the second, 4-2. DJ LeMahieu was 2-for-7 in the two games and has an eight game hitting streak.

Logan Watkins had a triple and a stolen base but it wasn’t enough in Peoria’s 3-1 loss to Clinton. Elliot Soto had two hits in Boise’s 7-0 loss to Vancouver. Cameron Greathouse was named Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 16-22 after throwing six scoreless innings in one start and striking out eight.

– Carrie Muskat

8/23 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on six hits over five innings as Iowa beat Nashville, 3-2, on Sunday. Jackson struck out six. Jeff Stevens converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

One day after going 5-for-5, Steve Clevenger went 3-for-3 in Tennessee’s 11-2 win over Mississippi. Rafael Dolis gave up one run on four hits over five innings for the win. Clevenger hit a double, a homer and drove in four runs. Matt Spencer added his 17th home run.

Daytona’s game was postponed because of inclement weather.

Peoria stranded 11 runners on base in a 4-2 loss to Clinton. Justin Bour, Hak-Ju Lee and Jae-Hoon Ha each had two hits.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 4-3 to Vancouver. Brent Ebinger took the loss, giving up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Brian Shields posted his 13th multi-hit game of the year in Mesa’s 7-5 win over the Giants.

– Carrie Muskat

8/22 Minor matters

Micah Hoffpauir scored on a wild pitch in the eighth to give Iowa a 4-3 win over Nashville on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija did not get a decision, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. Marquez Smith hit his 13th home run, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Chris Archer gave up two runs on four hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 7-2 win over Mississippi. Steve Clevenger went 5-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs. Archer now is 8-1 with a 1.45 ERA.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up six runs on four hits and one walk over one-third of an inning in Daytona’s 15-2 loss to Brevard County. Brevard County scored 12 runs in the first inning.

Justin Bour had three hits, including a grand slam, and a seven-high seven RBIs in Peoria’s 11-10 win over Clinton.

Cam Greathouse threw six shutout innings in Boise’s 9-3 win over Vancouver. Albert Hernandez had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 4-3 win over the Giants.

– Carrie Muskat

8/18 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-4 loss to Sacramento on Tuesday. Marquez Smith homered for the third straight game and drove in two runs.

Tennessee had an off day Tuesday and resumes play Wednesday against Mississippi. Daytona’s game against Tampa was canceled because of the weather. The Daytona Cubs open a three-game series Wednesday against Dunedin. The Peoria Chiefs had Tuesday off also and face Burlington on Wednesday.

Richard Jones had two hits in Boise’s 7-1 loss to Everett. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits over four innings.

– Carrie Muskat


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