Minor League Wrap: Michael Roth leads I-Cubs to 4th-straight win

Iowa is in a groove and strong pitching propels the Smokies to another win.

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The Iowa Cubs calmed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-4 in Iowa’s fourth-straight win. That’s impressive considering they’ve only won nine games so far this year.

It was a terrific start tonight by Michael Roth, who allowed on one run on two hits over six innings. The one run came in the fifth inning without the benefit of a hit: leadoff walk, hit batsman, fly out sent the runner to third and then a wild pitch. Roth struck out five, walked one but he hit two batters.

Zach Hedges was promoted to Iowa before tonight’s game and he got a three-inning save, the first save of his career. Hedges did allow three runs, two earned, on four hits. He walked one and struck out three.

DH Efren Navarro hit a two-run home run off Omaha starter Kyle Lohse in the third innning. Navarro was 1 for 5. It was his third home run this year.

First baseman Bijan Rademacher went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored one run

Third baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 5 with a double. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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