CUBS 7, SAINTS 6 IN IOWA
Yonathan Periaza hit a three-run homer in a five-run sixth that gave Iowa a 7-3 lead. Trevor Larnach hit a three-run homer in the ninth but St. Paul did not get the tying run on base.
Gilberto Celestino was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Larnach was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer (his fifteenth) and two runs.
Blayne Enlow pitched three innings, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out one.
Brock Stewart struck out two in a perfect inning.
Jordan Balazovic pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Andrew Bechtold pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.
WIND SURGE 7, ROCKHOUNDS 0 IN WICHITA
Yoyner Fajardo hit a two-run homer in the third for all the runs Wichita would need.
Fajardo was 3-for-5 with a home run (his ninth), a triple, and four RBIs.
Patrick Winkel was 2-for-3 with a home run (his tenth), a double, and two RBIs.
Will Holland was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Jake Rucker hit a home run, his ninth.
Marco Raya struck out four in four shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Aaron Rozek struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.
Jorge Alcala struck out four in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Taylor Floyd retired all five men he faced.
KERNELS 9, CHIEFS 3 IN CEDAR RAPIDS (PLAYOFF GAME THREE)
Cedar Rapids scored four runs in the first inning on two walks and four singles.
Noah Cardenas was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Luke Keaschall was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Jorel Ortega was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs.
C. J. Culpepper struck out eight in five innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk.
Mike Paredes struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
The Kernels win the playoff series two games to one. They will now advance to the Midwest League Championship Series against Great Lakes. That series will begin on September 17.
6:08 St. Paul (Patrick Murphy, 6-2, 3.30) at Iowa
7:05 Midland at Wichita (Jaylin Nowlin, 3-1, 3.12)