Cubs April 14 Minor League Recap

Felix Pena throws eight strong innings.

Jackson rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to down Tennessee 6-4 while Felix Pena tossed eight strong innings but Daytona fell 1-0 to Dunedin. Iowa and Kane County were both rained out.

AAA—Iowa

Iowa's game at Memphis was rained out and will be made up as a doubleheader on May 28 starting at 5:05 p.m. Iowa returns home on Tuesday for a eight-game home stand, four each with New Orleans (Marlins) and Round Rock (Rangers).



AA—Jackson 6, Tennessee 4

Jackson scored three runs in the top of the ninth to take the opening game of the series at Tennessee.

At the Dish: Rafael Lopez homered and knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh as the Smokies catcher upped his average to .333 with a pair of hits....Dustin Geiger launched his fourth homer of the season and just missed tying the game with his second of the night in the ninth, but settled for a ground-rule double......Kris Bryant extended his on-base streak to 11 games with a RBI double in the seventh to tie the game.

On the Hill: C.J. Edwards took the ball for his third start Monday night and wasn't sharp. He threw 80 pitches in five innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and a walk. The right-hander did fan seven........Austin Kirk was in line for the win as the lefty threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits......Tony Zych got the final two outs of the eighth but gave up five hits and three runs in the ninth.



High A—Dunedin 1, Daytona 0

Felix Pena had a career game on the mound but Daytona was blanked by Dunedin as their 2014 struggles continue.

At the Dish: Tim Saunders was 3-5 with a double and Daniel Vogelbach was 2-4 but the D-Cubs went 0-5 with RISP and only got one other hit, a single from Chadd Krist.

On the Hill: Felix Pena (0-3 1.35 ERA) turned in one of the top outings of the 2014 season for any Cubs minor leaguer, going the distance with a line of 8 IP, 3H, 1ER, 2BB, 1K. He only threw 75 pitches and got 13 ground ball outs. Daytona has lost all three of Pena's starts 1-0.

D-Cubs Notes: Albert Almora left Monday night's game with a bloody nose and D-Cubs trainer Pete Fagan said after the game his was fine......Daytona will see a couple of MLB'ers in the line-up on Tuesday. SS Jose Reyes and pitcher Casey Janssen are expected to play.



Low A—Kane County

Kane County was rained out at Bowling Green and will play a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. CST. Jen-Ho Tseng and Paul Blackburn will start for Kane County.



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