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MLW: Strong pitching by Iowa and South Bend

Strong pitching by South Bend leads to a win. Iowa wastes similar great pitching.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-5 in 11 innings.

This game was scoreless after nine innings. Both teams scored three runs in the tenth inning under the new extra-innings rule where a runner starts the inning on second base. Then Oklahoma City scored three more runs in the top of the 11th and the Cubs only managed two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Anyway, the Cubs couldn’t take advantage of a good start by Luke Farrell, who pitched 5.2 scoreless innings. Farrell gave up three hits, all singles. He struck out six and walked two.

Alberto Baldonado took the mound in the top of the 11th and took the loss. He was charged with three runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. One of the runs was unearned, because the runner that starts the inning on second is considered an unearned run if he scores.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 5 including a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 11th that got the I-Cubs to within a run, …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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