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Minor League Wrap: System sweep behind strong starting pitching

Four games and four wins tonight.

Sweep!

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs dropped the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-3.

Duane Underwood Jr. pitched 6.2 innings without allowing a run. He gave up just three hits. Underwood walked three and struck out three.

The I-Cubs had a 5-0 lead going into the bottom of the ninth when Dillon Maples took the mound. Maples walked four of the five batters he faced, only getting one batter out on a soft liner. Shea Simmons was then summoned to get the save, and the first batter Simmons faced hit a two-run single to make if 5-3. After Simmons struck out the next batter, he walked Terrance Gore to load the bases and put the winning run on first base before inducing Billy Burns to hit a soft grounder to end the game and give Simmons his second save.

Shortstop Mike Freeman went 2 for 4 with a walk and one RBI. Freeman also stole one base.

Left fielder Chesny Young was 1 for 1 with two walks and a sacrifice fly. Young scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies boiled the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), 7-2.

Starter Michael Rucker gave up just one …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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