Iowa takes 52-38 Record into Break

(Dylan Heuer)

By Iowa Cubs | July 7, 2019 5:32 PM

DES MOINES, IA - With an 8-5 victory, the Iowa Cubs (52-38) secured a 3-1 series win over the Memphis Redbirds (36-54), Sunday at Principal Park. Iowa heads into the All-Star break in first place in the American Northern Division.

The local boys were first to strike as Donnie Dewees sparked the offense with a leadoff walk. A Dixon Machado ground-rule double put runners on second and third, and an Ian Happ single plated Dewees.

Memphis took the edge in the second with a three-run frame. Lane Thomas and Irving Lopez singled to corner the situation before Jose Martinez homered with two outs to put the Redbirds ahead 3-2.

A five-run fourth inning, punctuated by a Trent Giambrone three-run home run, put Iowa ahead to stay. A Memphis error helped the I-Cubs' cause as the home team logged two unearned runs late in the frame.

Memphis and Iowa traded runs later in the game but the I-Cubs held the edge. A Dewees RBI single in the seventh capped the home team's scoring effort

Alec Mills (W, 6-2) narrowly missed a quality start as he allowed four earned runs through 7.0 innings. It was his fifth consecutive start of 6.0 or more innings pitched.

POSTGAME NOTES:

• Iowa's 52 wins going into the All-Star break are its most since 2008.

• Since May 30, Alec Mills is 5-0 with a 2.77 ERA (15ER/48.2IP).

Zack Short went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to seven games (11-30, .367).

RHP Colin Rea will represent the I-Cubs at the 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 10. Fans can catch the action at 8 p.m. CT on MLB Network or on the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network. For more information and tickets, visit www.iowacubs.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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