Strong pitching in South Bend, Tennessee, and Iowa on Thursday night in the Cubs farm system.
Single-A South Bend Cubs
Cubs beat Dayton 7-2.
- RHP Eury Ramos went 5 2/3 innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs. He struck out four and walked four. Ramos is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last 2 starts.
- DH/2B Delvin Zinn went 3-for-4 with 2 solo home runs. Zinn is batting .318 through 28 games this season.
- 1B Tyler Durna went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.
- #15 prospect, OF Nelson Velazquez went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI and a walk.
High-A Myrtle Beach
Pelicans fell to Winston Salem 6-0.
- Myrtle Beach had 2 hits. They allowed 10 hits.
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Smokies beat Jackson 3-2.
- #22 prospect, RHP Oscar De La Cruz had another strong start. De La Cruz yielded three hits and two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked three. De La Cruz also blasted his first career home run. He is 2-1 with a 1.39 ERA in 6 starts this season.
- 2B Vimael Machin went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.
Cubs split the doubleheader; 0-7 and 5-2.
- SS Dixon Machado went 2-for-2 with a walk in game one. Machado went 1-for-2 with a grand slam in game two. He is batting .284 this season with 7 homers and 22 RBI in 35 games.
- RHP Colin Rea was solid again over 5.0 innings. Rea allowed four hits and two earned runs while striking out seven. He is 2-1 with a 1.74 ERA in his last 4 starts.