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5/13 Minor matters

Andrew Cashner gave up one run on five hits and struck out six over six innings in his first start for Triple-A Iowa. Cashner got the win as the Iowa Cubs beat Las Vegas, 6-1. Micah Hoffpauir hit a three-run homer, his fifth of the season and second in as many games.

Chris Carpenter gave up one run on five hits over six innings and did not get a decision in Tennessee’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to Carolina. Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to four games since being called up to the Double-A team. He’s batting .462 in the streak.

Smaily Borges hit his first home run to help Daytona beat Bradenton, 10-6. Rafael Dolis gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits over four innings. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to seven games and is batting .407 in that stretch.

Peoria lost its fifth straight as Nick Struck served up five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to Clinton. D.J. Fitzgerald homered, his first, and was 3-for-3.

– Carrie Muskat

5/3 Minor matters

Thomas Diamond gave up one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 5-4, to Omaha on Sunday. Diamond now has a 1.65 ERA. Bryan LaHair homered and Darwin Barney had three hits. Brad Snyder drove in two runs and leads the team with 18 RBIs.

Starlin Castro, Tony Campana and Matt Spencer each had two hits in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Chattanooga. Hung-Wen Chen gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Castro recorded his 13th multi-hit game of the year and leads the team with 53 total bases.

Michael Brenly had three hits in Daytona’s 8-4 loss to Clearwater. Alberto Cabrera took the loss, giving up seven runs on 10 hits over four innings. Brett Jackson had two hits and leads the team with a .301 batting average.

The Peoria Chiefs lost for the first time at home, dropping a 4-3 decision to Clinton. Trey McNut gave up one run on three hits over four innings, and now has a 1.57 ERA. Richard Jones homered for the second consecutive game.

– Carrie Muskat

4/24 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes threw eight shutout innings to help Iowa beat Memphis, 6-0, on Friday. Darwin Barney had two hits, both doubles, and two RBIs.

Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 3-for-4, in Tennessee’s 16-7 win over Carolina. Castro is batting .426 so far and .489 during his hitting streak. Craig Muschko struck out six over six innings for the win. Ty Wright had three hits, including two homers, and seven RBIs. Robinson Chirinos also homered and Brandon Guyer extended his hitting streak to five games. The Smokies are 13-2.

Michael Brenly reached base three times, getting two hits and a walk, in Daytona’s 11-3 loss to Tampa. Brooks Raley took the loss, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Robert Whitenack gave up four runs on six hits over four innings in Peoria’s 5-1 loss to Quad Cities. Hak-Ju Lee has hit in eight of his last nine games and Greg Rohan has a nine-game hitting streak.

– Carrie Muskat

4/6 Minor matters

The Triple-A Iowa Cubs, under new manager Ryne Sandberg, open their season Thursday against Nashville. Sandberg will have quite a pitching staff, including John Gaub, Jeff Gray, Thomas Diamond, Blake Parker, Mitch Atkins, Jay Jackson, Jeff Stevens and Casey Coleman. In the outfield, the Iowa Cubs have James Adduci, Micah Hoffpauir, Brad Snyder, and Sam Fuld, with infielders Darwin Barney and Matt Camp.

Shortstop Starlin Castro, who hit a triple and a double in the final spring game Saturday in Arizona, was assigned to Double-A Tennessee along with pitchers Andrew Cashner, Alex Maestri, Marcos Mateo and Jeremy Papelbon; outfielders Brandon Guyer, Ty Wright and Russ Canzler; and catchers Robinson Chirinos and Steve Clevenger. The Smokies open on the road Thursday at Mississippi.

Brett Jackson, the Cubs’ 2009 No. 1 Draft pick, will open the season at Class A Daytona along with Michael Brenly, Kyler Burke and Josh Vitters. The Daytona Cubs open on Thursday against Brevard County.

– Carrie Muskat

11/19 AFL wrap up

The Mesa Solar Sox finished their season Thursday with an 8-1 loss to the Peoria Saguaros. Cubs top prospect Starlin Castro went 0-for-3, only the sixth game out of 26 in which he was held hitless, and he ended with a .376 average. The 19-year-old shortstop made two errors.

Third baseman Josh Vitters, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2007, went 1-for-4 Thursday and closed the Arizona Fall League with a .353 average. Michael Brenly also played, and went 0-for-4. He finished at .240.

– Carrie Muskat

11/17 AFL update – Tuesday's game

Andrew Cashner didn’t exactly finish the way he would’ve liked. In his last Arizona Fall League start on Tuesday, the Cubs’ 2008 No. 1 Draft pick gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk over three innings. The Mesa Solar Sox lost, 9-2, to Surprise. Cashner finished with a 4.58 ERA.

Shortstop Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 and scored a run — he’s batting .387 — and Michael Brenly hit a double and drove in a run for Mesa. Cubs prospect James Russell struck out two in one inning, and now has a 1.26 ERA.

The Mesa Solar Sox will play Wednesday at Scottsdale and end the AFL season Thursday at HoHoKam Park against the Peoria Saguaros.

– Carrie Muskat

11/14 AFL roundup

The Mesa Solar Sox lost 9-7 Friday to Phoenix in Arizona Fall League play. Catcher Michael Brenly was hitless in four at-bats, but is batting .294. On Thursday, Starlin Castro had two hits, a double and one RBI in Mesa’s 11-5 loss to Phoenix. Josh Vitters was back at third, and also had two RBIs. The Solar Sox play at Peoria Saturday night.

– Carrie Muskat

11/10 AFL update

Michael Brenly had two hits in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 6-4 win over Surprise on Tuesday. Starlin Castro was 0-for-5, and his average has dipped to .387. Castro was back at shortstop on Tuesday; he started at second base on Monday, and went 1-for-4 in a 3-2 win over Scottsdale. On Wednesday, the Solar Sox play host to Surprise at HoHoKam Park.

Cubs prospect Josh Vitters, who has been sidelined with a strained pectoral muscle suffered last Wednesday, was expected to resume playing with the Solar Sox this week.

– Carrie Muskat

11/5 AFL update – Thursday's game

Andrew Cashner threw four scoreless innings in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play Thursday. Cashner, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2008, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Starlin Castro, who began the day leading the AFL in batting, and Michael Brenly each had two hits for Mesa.

Three Cubs pitching prospects all appeared in the game. James Russell, John Gaub and Blake Parker each threw one inning in relief. The Solar Sox play Friday at Surprise.

– Carrie Muskat

11/5 AFL & winter ball update

Michael Brenly smacked a two-run homer in the Mesa Solar Sox’s 8-5 win over the Peoria Javelinas in Arizona Fall League play Wednesday. Brenly is the son of Cubs television analyst Bob Brenly, and was a late add to the Mesa team, replacing catcher Welington Castillo. Mesa and Peoria meet again in Mesa on Thursday.

In Venezuela, Andres Blanco scored two runs and hit a double and Robinson Chirinos had one hit in Magallanes’ 6-3 win over Margarita. In Mexico, Brad Snyder hda two hits, including his fourth home run, in Mexicali’s 6-3 loss to Mazatlan. Matt Camp also had a hit, and was batting .351.

Nelson Perez, who batted .251 with 11 homers and 65 RBIs for Class A Peoria, was hitting .405 for Toros del Este in the Dominican Republic. He has primarily been used as the designated hitter, and has four multi-hit games out of 12.

– Carrie Muskat

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