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Minor League Wrap: Bote’s blast helps Cubs down Redbirds

The weather is still a problem, but the teams that did play won big.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs caged the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 9-4.

Starter Zach Hedges put the I-Cubs behind early, giving up three runs in the bottom of the fourth to give Memphis a 3-2 lead. Hedges pitched five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. Hedges walked two and did not record a strikeout.

Rob Zastryzny relieved Hedges and got the win when Iowa stormed back with four runs in the eighth inning. Zastryzny pitched two scoreless innings and surrendered just one hit. He struck out one and walked one.

Second baseman David Bote hit his second home run in as many days when he connected for a solo home run in the third inning. Bote was 3 for 5 with a triple, the home run and two runs batted in. He scored three times.

Right fielder Mark Zagunis connected for his first home run of the season in the fourth inning. It came with the bases empty. Zagunis also connected for a two-run, bases-loaded double in the eight that gave the I-Cubs the lead for good. Zagunis was 3 for 5 with a …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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