Down on the Farm: Kris Bryant hits 38th HR


Kris Bryant tied Joey Gallo for the minor league lead for the second time this week with a solo home run and Mike Olt hit two home runs, but the Iowa Cubs fell and the Tennessee Smokies were rained out again in the Chicago Cubs minor-league action Saturday.

Iowa Cubs
Oklahoma City Redhawks (Astros) 9, Iowa 6

Iowa led 6-4 going into the ninth, but Cubs manager Marty Pevey called on Marcus Hatley, who gave up a walk-off grand slam to Joe Sclafani in a 9-6 Iowa loss.

Hatley allowed five runs on four hits and a walk while blowing a save. Dae-Eun Rhee started and allowed four runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked two over 5 2/3 innings.

Olt hit his third and fourth home runs since being demoted to Iowa. The first was a solo homer in the sixth and the second a two-run shot in the eighth. He as 2-for-3 with a walk.

Bryant’s solo homer in the third tied Gallo for the minor league lead with 38 for the season. It was his 16th for Iowa and he went 1-for-3 with an intentional walk.

Tennessee Smokies

Rain out and will play a doubleheader Sunday.

Daytona Cubs
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Daytona 1

Justin Amlung gave up two runs in the eighth to Lakeland as the Cubs fell 3-1.

Amlung allowed two runs on two hits, striking out three and walking one while hitting one over 3 1/3 innings.

Tyler Skulina started and allowed one unearned run on three hits over four innings. He walked four, struck out three, and hit one.

Rock Shouldres hit a solo homer in the seventh, his 11th of the season. He was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Kane County Cougars
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) 3, Kane County 2

The Kernels hit two home runs off Tyler Ihrig for all three runs in Kane County’s 3-2 loss.

Ihrig allowed all three runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking none over six innings.

Jeffrey Baez was 2-for-4 with two doubles. Danny Lockhart went 2-for-4 with a triple and both scored a run.

Boise Hawks
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants) 16, Boise 3

Salem scored at least two runs in the first four innings, including a five-run third and six-run sixth to bury Boise 16-3.

Dillon Maples allowed nine runs, seven earned, on five hits over 2 1.3 innings in the loss. He walked five and struck out one.

It did not get much better for Alberto Diaz, who gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits in just one inning. He walked two and struck out one. Sam Wilson and Tommy Thorpe combined to pitch 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Mark Zagunis hit a sacrifice fly in the first. He was 0-for-3. Mark Malave was 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the seventh and Bryant Flete was 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the ninth.

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