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Barret Loux gave up seven runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 11-1 loss to Reno. Brad Nelson and Brian Bogusevic each had two hits. Ian Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double.
Christian Villanueva hit a solo home run to help Tennessee beat Jackson, 3-2, in 10 innings. Zach Rosscup picked up the win in relief. Matt Szczur collected his sixth straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5.
Dustin Geiger hit a double for the only extra base hit as Daytona lost, 4-2, to Charlotte. Austin Reed threw two scoreless innings in relief, and now has not given up a run in his last five appearances.
Wilson Contreras went 2-for-2, hitting his fifth home run, in Kane County’s 8-4 loss to Peoria. Ian Dickson gave up two runs on five hits over four innings. Rock Shoulders notched his eighth multi-RBI game, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Brad Nelson hit his sixth home run but Reno scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Iowa, 9-8, on Sunday. Chris Rusin started, and did not get a decision, giving up five runs on nine hits over five innings. Brett Jackson had his first three-hit game of the season and scored two runs. Dave Sappelt drove in three runs. Ian Stewart was 1-for-1 with a triple and two RBIs.
Kyle Hendricks threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 5-0 victory over Jackson. Matt Szczur had three hits and two RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits.
Daytona had Sunday off, and returns to action Monday against Charlotte.
Dillon Maples gave up three runs on six hits over five innings in Kane County’s 7-4, 10-inning loss to Clinton. Rock Shoulders hit a grand slam in the sixth and Jeimer Candelario had two hits, including his fourth home run. Dan Vogelbach drove in a run, and now has hit safely in six of his last seven games.
Brooks Raley gave up eight runs on 11 hits over four innings in Iowa’s 11-1 loss to Colorado Springs. Logan Watkins drove in Iowa’s only run, and stole a base.
Rubi Silva hit a home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 5-4, to Birmingham. Eric Jokisch gave up five runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings. Matt Szczur had two hits and a stolen base, and Christian Villanueva also had two hits.
Daytona’s game vs. Dunedin was suspended in the third inning because of rain and was to resume on Saturday as part of a doubleheader.
Tayler Scott gave up one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 2-1, 10-inning win over Burlington in the first game of a doubleheader. Felix Pena gave up two hits and struck out six over six innings in a 4-1 win in the second game. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher each homered. For Shoulders, it was his seventh of the season.
* Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa will make a rehab outing Saturday for Triple-A Iowa, his first game action since going on the disabled list April 13 with a strained right forearm. Matt Garza, on the disabled list with a strained left lat, will make his second Minor League rehab start Monday for Iowa, and was expected to throw at least three innings. Both pitchers are hoping for better weather. The Iowa team has been snowed out for two straight days, Thursday and Friday.
* With the Cubs’ decision to option Ian Stewart to Iowa, Luis Valbuena and Cody Ransom now are the Cubs’ third base combo. Ransom, claimed off waivers from the Padres, starts against left-handed pitchers.
“He’s going to strike out a lot against right-handed pitching, but he’s always been very dependable in the field at every position, has an accurate arm,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of Ransom. “He’s a guy who’s a no panic kind of defensive player. We knew what we were getting and obviously, he’s done a really nice job at the plate.”
Ransom was batting .375 on the Cubs’ current homestand.
* Second baseman Darwin Barney survived a nasty crash into a bench in the visitor’s bullpen chasing a foul ball in the fifth inning Friday.
“He was very fortunate that wasn’t multiple injuries,” Sveum said. “It could’ve been a head injury, shoulder. He slid perfect — his arm was above the bench. From here, it looked like hammered his head.”
* Sveum would like to see Barney do a little better at the plate. The second baseman entered Saturday’s game batting .179 overall, and was 3-for-14 in his last five games.
“We all know Barney, he’s always working and trying,” Sveum said. “I think he needs to stick with one thing and go with that. There’s a lot of changing going on every single day.”
What does Sveum want to see? He laughed.
“A lot of things,” Sveum said. “We don’t have enough time for it.”
The problem is more mechanics than his approach at the plate.
– Carrie Muskat
Iowa’s game against Oklahoma City was postponed because of snow. The teams were to try to play a doubleheader Saturday.
Alberto Cabrera gave up two hits over six innings and struck out eight but Tennessee lost, 3-2, to Mississippi because of a walk-off single in the 11th. Ronald Torreyes went 2-for-5.
Daytona’s game against Lakeland was postponed because of rain. They will play a makeup doubleheader May 17. On Saturday, Daytona’s P.J. Francescon is scheduled to start against Lakeland.
Rock Shoulders hit a walk-off two-run home run in the 11th to lift Kane County to a 4-2 victory over Bowling Green in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Shoulders drove in another run in a 3-1 win for the sweep. Ian Dickson gave up two hits over 4 2/3 innings in the second game.
The Cubs Friday named Class A Kane County infielder Rock Shoulders and Double-A Tennessee left-handed pitcher Eric Jokisch the organization’s Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.
Shoulders, 21, batted .370 with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs and 16 RBIs in 22 April games. He compiled a 1.099 OPS for the month, the second-highest mark in the Midwest League. The left-handed hitter was tied for third in the league in runs scored, home runs and extra-base hits (12), fourth in batting average and tied for fourth in hits.
Jokisch, 23, went 3-1 with a 1.84 ERA in five April starts, striking out 21 while walking six and limiting opponents to a .240 batting average. He began the season going at least six innings while allowing one or no runs in each of his first four starts. He finished the month tied for fifth in the Southern League in victories, tied for eighth in innings pitched and ninth in ERA. Jokisch, a native of Virginia, Ill., who attended Northwestern University, was selected in the 11th round of the 2010 draft.
Brett Jackson hit his second home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 10-9, to Round Rock. Nick Struck took the loss, giving up five runs on four hits and four walks. Brian Bogusevic extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and is batting .444 in that stretch. Ian Stewart went 1-for-4 with a walk in the 11th game of his rehab assignment.
Eric Jokisch gave up three runs on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 3-0 loss to Pensacola in the first game of a doubleheader. Matt Szczur extended his hitting streak to 10 games. In the second game, Jae-Hoon Ha delivered a pinch-hit walk-off three-run homer to beat Pensacola, 3-0.
Daytona beat Palm Beach, 2-1, in a rain-shortened game. Dustin Geiger hit his third home run and John Andreoli drove in a run. Yeiper Castillo struck out eight over four innings.
Dan Vogelbach and Rock Shoulders each homered but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 7-6, to Lake County in the first game of a doubleheader. Vogelbach connected again in the second game but Kane County lost again, 4-2. Vogelbach now has 12 RBIs for the season.
– Carrie Muskat
Nick Struck gave up two runs over six innings in Iowa’s 4-1 loss to Memphis on Tuesday. Ryan Sweeney extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a fifth inning single.
Jonathan Mota homered and drove in two runs in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Montgomery. Christian Villanueva and Johermyn Chavez each had two hits. Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on three hits over seven innings and struck out nine, but did not get a decision.
Ben Carhart had two hits in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Dunedin. P.J. Francescon gave up one run on five hits over five innings and took the loss.
Kane County’s game against Peoria was postponed because of rain. Rock Shoulders was named Midwest League hitter of the week for April 15-21 after batting .475 with two home runs and five RBIs.
– Carrie Muskat
Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-2 win over Memphis on Monday night. Brad Nelson hit his third homer, and drove in two runs. Ian Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the sixth game of his rehab assignment.
Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 8-3 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his fourth home run, and two RBIs. Jokisch ranks fourth in the Southern League in ERA (1.11).
Austin Kirk gave up four runs on four hits and struck out eight over five innings in Daytona’s 7-4 win over Dunedin. Javier Baez had three hits and one RBIs and was batting .234. Dustin Geiger had three hits and three RBIs, and leads the team with 18 RBIs.
Dan Vogelbach hit his second home run in Kane County’s 9-6 loss to Peoria. Vogelbach was 2-for-4, and also hit a sacrifice fly. Rock Shoulder’s hitting streak was snapped at six games, but he did reach base three times via walks.
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.