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9/11 Smokies take 2-1 lead with win

Double-A Tennessee took a 2-1 lead in the best of five series against West Tenn with a 9-2 win Saturday night in the Southern League playoffs. Tony Campana got things started with an inside the park leadoff home run. Blake Lalli hit a two-run single in the fourth and Russ Canzler belted a two-run homer with two outs in the sixth. Matthew Spencer followed Canzler with a solo shot to open a 9-1 lead. Starter Trey McNutt struck out six and gave up one run on four hits over five innings.

– Carrie Muskat

9/10 Smokies lose opener

Russ Canzler hit a two-run homer but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 8-3 to West Tenn in the first game of the Southern League North Division playoffs. Chris Archer took the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks in three innings. The two teams meet again Friday with Chris Carpenter (8-6, 3.16 ERA) facing Anthony Vasquez (2-3, 2.61 ERA).

– Carrie Muskat

9/5 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija will start Sunday for the Iowa Cubs, who are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Bobby Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth on Saturday. 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. Game 3 of this four-game series will be played at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

Steve Clevenger hit his fifth home run and Russ Canzer drove in five runs to help Tennessee beat Carolina, 10-5 on Saturday. Canzler went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Brandon Guyer also had three hits. Kyle Smit picked up the win, throwing a scoreless inning in relief.

Oswaldo Martinez gave up one run on two walks over three innings in Daytona’s 3-1 loss to Lakeland. Kyler Burke had two hits.

Ryan Searle gave up two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings in Peoria’s 8-2 win over Quad Cities. Nelson Perez hit his 11th home run, a solo shot, and Justin Bour drove in three runs.

Boise committed five errors in a 3-2 loss to Yakima. Dustin Fitzgerald took the loss, giving up two unearned runs over four innings.

– 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

8/16 Minor matters

Back after a break in the action …

* Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria bet Kane County, 8-4, on Sunday. It was the first cycle by a Chiefs player in 11 seasons. Ha singled in the second, homered in the fourth, and drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the fifth. He hit a RBI triple in the eighth to tie the game at 4. With two outs and a runner on in the ninth, Ha doubled to right to complete the cycle. The last cycle by a Chiefs player was May 23, 1999, when Troy McNaughton did so.
On Saturday, Peoria snapped its four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Kane County.

* On Friday, Micah Hoffpauir rejoined Iowa and picked up where he left off. He collected two hits for the I-Cubs in a 5-0 win over Fresno, which extended his hitting streak to 19 games. Austin Bibens-Dirkx threw seven shutout innings for the win. On Saturday, Hoffpauir made it 20 straight games, hitting his 21st home run in Iowa’s 13-12 win over Fresno. He finished with three RBIs in the game. Jim Adduci and Robinson Chirinos also homered for Iowa.

* Matt Spencer hit a three-run homer to help Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 8-4, on Friday. Russ Canzler hit his 18th homer to lift the Smokies to a 3-2 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. Craig Muschko picked up the win and now is 8-3.

* Rain postponed Friday’s Daytona game. On Saturday, the Daytona Cubs split a doubleheader against Dunedin, winning the first game 2-1 and losing the second, 4-3. DJ LeMahieu went 3-6 in the two games with two doubles and an RBIs. He has a 16-game hitting streak and is batting .446 in that stretch.

* On Saturday, Arismendy Alcantara had four hits, including his third home run, and two RBIs in Boise’s 7-6 win over Everett.

– Carrie Muskat

7/3 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Iowa’s 5-3 win over Omaha on Friday. Micah Hoffpauir went 3-for-4, hitting his 10th home run and two doubles. He drove in three runs. He has at least one RBI in seven of his last eight games. Darwin Barney had two hits.

In his first start at Double-A Tennessee, Chris Archer threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and striking out six. Russ Canzler and Matt Spencer each homered for the Smokies, and both had two RBIs.

Chris Rusin gave up one hit in three innings in Daytona’s 4-3, 14-inning loss to Tampa in a game resumed from Thursday. In the second game, Tampa won, 4-2. Michael Brenly had two hits and two RBIs for Daytona.

Greg Rohan picked up his 50th RBI in Peoria’s 3-1 loss to Kane County. Elliot Soto was 1-for-4 in his debut with the Chiefs.

Brandon May hit his third homer in Boise’s 6-2 loss to Yakima. Dustin Harrington notched his third multi-hit game in Mesa’s 5-4 win over the Indians. Vismeldy Bieneme had three hits and one stolen base.

– Carrie Muskat

6/6 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins gave up one run on three hits over six innings and struck out six in Iowa’s 10-4 win over New Orleans Saturday. Bryan LaHair had three RBIs and Darwin Barney notched his 20th multi-hit game.

Russ Canzler hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the fifth to help Tennessee beat Huntsville, 8-5. Ryan Buchter picked up the win in relief of starter Alberto Cabrera, who gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Brooks Raley gave up eight runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 9-5 loss to Palm Beach. The Daytona Cubs stranded seven on base and were victimes of four double plays.

Peoria’s game against West Michigan was suspended by rain in the middle of the third inning, tied at 4. The game will resume Sunday at 12 p.m. CT. The last suspended game for the Chiefs was July 29, 2008, in the first ever Minor League game at Wrigley Field.

– Carrie Muskat

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