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8/5 Minor matters

Sunday’s games

Jake Arrieta threw five scoreless innings to help Iowa snap a 12-game road losing streak with a 8-4 win over Tacoma. Arrieta struck out 11 and walked three, giving up two hits. Darnell McDonald had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs. Jae-Hoon Ha had three RBIs and three hits. Mike Olt had two hits, including a double and a triple, and two RBIs. In his first game with the Iowa Cubs, Daniel Lockhart had two hits, including a double.

A.J. Morris gave up seven runs over 1 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 10-4 loss to Jacksonville. Javier Baez had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Brett Jackson had two hits and scored two runs.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Bradenton was postponed. The two teams will try to play a doubleheader Monday. Scott Baker was slated to start the second game, his fifth rehab outing. Daytona has lost eight games to weather this year.

Tyler Skulina gave up three runs over two innings in Kane County’s 11-1 loss to Clinton. Giuseppe Papaccio was 3-for-3.

Rob Zastryzny gave up four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Boise’s come from behind 10-5 win over Everett. The Hawks totaled 15 hits. Kris Bryant was 3-for-5 with two doubles, scored two runs and drove in two. Rony Rodriguez had three hits, including two home runs.

Ryan Searle gave up two runs — one earned — over one inning in Mesa’s 7-3 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.

7/27 Minor matters & roster moves

Friday’s games

* Justin Grimm gave up seven runs on eight hits and two walks in two innings in Iowa’s 10-6 loss to Oklahoma City. Donnie Murphy, Edgar Gonzalez and Brad Nelson each had two hits. Gonzalez drove in four runs. Barret Loux gets the start Saturday.

* Christian Villanueva, Rafael Lopez and Justin Bour each homered in Tennessee’s 9-8 loss to Huntsville. Villanueva had three hits, and Bour homered for the third straight game. Lopez was 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

* Matt Loosen served up six hits over five scoreless innings in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Palm Beach. Loosen has given up two earned runs over 32 innings in his last five starts, and was promoted to Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

* Felix Pena gave up one run over six innings in Kane County’s 4-1 win over Beloit. Wilson Contreras homered, and Marco Hernandez posted his second straight three-hit game. Reggie Golden had two hits and one RBIs.

* Kris Bryant hit his first professional home run, a three-run shot in the third, and Rob Zastryzny gave up one run on four hits over two innings in Boise’s 9-1 win over Spokane. For Bryant, it was a nice game after going 0-for-5 in his first game with Boise, striking out five times.

“It felt great to get it out of the way, that first one, no matter what level, is the hardest,” Bryant told reporters in Boise. “My parents were here, home debut — that was pretty fun.”

The second player taken overall in the June Draft, Bryant hit 31 home runs in his final season for the University of San Diego.

“It can only get better from here, and that [first] game might wind up the worst I ever have, so maybe I can look back at it and have a good laugh,” he said.

Bryant says he has lots to work on.

“I expect a lot of myself, but I’m not going to pressure myself to hit a home run every day,” Bryant said. “If I did that, it’d be pretty boring. It’s a game where you get out more often than not, you fail and fail, then when you succeed, it tastes so good. College was last season, so to do anything like that at this level would be pretty amazing.”

* Jesse Hodges hit his second home run, a solo shot in the fourth, in Mesa’s 13-4 loss to the Angels. Carlos Rodriguez gave up eight runs in 1 2/3 innings and took the loss. Brett Jackson was 0-for-4 in his second rehab outing.

Roster moves

* The Giants traded for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso, 29, who was pitching at Triple-A Iowa. Moscoso compiled a 3.38 ERA and 1.094 WHIP with the Athletics in 2011, and was then traded to the Rockies for Seth Smith. He struggled at Coors Field, and was claimed on waivers three times over the winter, ultimately by the Cubs. In 17 starts at Iowa, he was 7-5 with a 3.93 ERA.

* The Cubs have promoted reliever Chang-Yong Lim, 37, to Triple-A Iowa, one of a series of roster moves. On Friday, reliever Eduardo Sanchez was promoted to the big league team, and outfielder Dave Sappelt was added to Iowa’s roster. Lim, a native of South Korea, signed a two-year Minor League contract in December. He has a 2.45 ERA in 10 games in the Cubs Minor Leagues.

10/9 AFL, Instructs, Hodges & more

Arizona Fall League

* The Arizona Fall League opens its 20th season Tuesday with three games, including the Mesa Solar Sox’s contest against the Salt River Rafters in Scottsdale at Talking Stick. The Cubs have seven players on the Solar Sox roster: Javier Baez, Rubi Silva, Kevin Rhoderick, Matt Szczur, Tony Zych, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Nick Struck, who was named the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The majority of the rosters are composed of players who competed at Double-A levels last season. Baez, who turns 20 on Dec. 1, is the youngest player in the AFL. He spent most of the season at Class A Peoria, where he batted .333 in 57 games, and also played 23 games with Class A Daytona.

AFL games run from Tuesday until Nov. 15, with the championship on Nov. 17. The Solar Sox will play at HoHoKam Park on Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. MST against the Rafters.

Instructional League

* There’s definitely a different sound to the Cubs’ instructional league workouts this year at Fitch Park. Tim Cossins, 42, the Cubs new Minor League field coordinator, asked players and coaches to each submit a song, and the music is played during batting practice at Fitch Park. It does help get the energy level going during workouts in the 90-plus degree heat. Cossins replaces Brandon Hyde, who was promoted to director of player development. A former catcher, Cossins played eight seasons in the Minor Leagues, and managed five seasons in the Marlins’ Minor League system, including three at the Rookie League level and two years, 2005-06, at Class A Jupiter.

On Tuesday, Trevor Gretzky made an impressive catch in left field during one of the drills. Cubs outfield instructor Lee Tinsley says Gretzky is one of the most improved players in camp. It also was a good way for Gretzky to show off in front of his parents, Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones, who were at Fitch Park.

Instructional league games finish this week, with the last game on Saturday. However, players will compete Thursday in their own “American Idol” type competition.

Good timing

* Congrats to Jesse Hodges (@TCHodgy), who hit his first professional home run, a two-run shot, in Monday’s instructional league game against the Athletics. The Cubs signed Hodges after seeing him play in the World Junior Tournament in South Korea. A Canadian, he had a full scholarship at Grayson College, a junior college in Texas. His home run was well-timed as he connected in front of Cubs international scout Steve Wilson, who signed the infielder, as well as Hodges’ grandfather, who was at the game, and most of the Cubs brass, including Theo Epstein. I’ll have more on Hodges.

Scouting report

* Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer are in Arizona this week with the Cubs scouting staff for the end of the year meetings, and a chance to see some of the young players such as Albert Almora and Jorge Soler.

– Carrie Muskat

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