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Minor League Wrap: Abbott, Pelicans snap losing streak

The Pelicans snap their losing streak. Iowa tops New Orleans.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs scolded the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 4-2.

Trevor Clifton had a strong start tonight and picked up his third Iowa win. He gave up just one run on two hits over 5.2 innings. Clifton struck out five, walked one and hit one batter.

Dillon Maples came on for the save in the ninth inning and no one who knows Maples should be surprised by his performance. He faced five batters. Two of them he walked. The other three he struck out.

By striking out the side with two walks for his 9th save of the year tonight, @IowaCubs RHP Dillon Maples has now gone 23 consecutive outings without giving up an earned run for the I-Cubs. 67 strikeouts in 35.2 IP this year, which is good for 16.9 K/9.

— Alex Cohen (@voiceofcohen) August 11, 2018

Left fielder Chris Coghlan gave the I-Cubs a 1-0 lead with his second home run of the year in the third inning. Coghlan was 1 for 5.

Right fielder Mark Zagunis went 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the fifth. He and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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