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Home Runs Help I-Cubs Down Mets

May 16, 2024 - International League (IL)
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SYRACUSE, NY - The Iowa Cubs (20-22) won their first game of the series against the Syracuse Mets (24-16) by a score of 10-4 with the help of four home runs on Thursday night.

After a scoreless first frame, Iowa took the lead in the second inning after plating a pair of runs. Bryce Windham brought home the first run with an RBI single to right field. One batter later, Hayden Cantrelle singled to left field and Brennen Davis came around to score.

Iowa added to its lead in the fourth by way of the long ball. Davis led off the inning with a solo shot and BJ Murray Jr. took one over the right field wall for a two-run homer, making the score 5-0.

In the fifth, Syracuse made a dent into Iowa's lead with a three-run frame. Michael Brosseau knocked in a run with a double, meanwhile Ji-Man Choi and Luisangel Acuna each added RBI's with a sacrifice fly and a single.

Iowa retaliated with another two runs to increase its lead to 7-3 in the sixth, however. Murray Jr. went deep again with his second homer of the night; a solo shot this time. A couple batters later, Owen Caissie roped an RBI double into the gap in left center.

Syracuse tallied another run, but Iowa immediately answered to have its lead back at four runs at 8-4. David Bote joined the home run parade with a solo shot of his own over the left field fence.

To close out the game, Iowa added two more runs off a double from Cantrelle and Carl Edwards Jr. recorded the final outs to secure the win.


- For the fourth straight game, Brennen Davis hit a home run. The last time an I-Cub homered in four consecutive games was Jared Young from September 5-8 last season versus Omaha.

- BJ Murray Jr. is the second I-Cub two hit a pair of homers in a game in a week. Matt Mervis hit two homers versus Columbus on May 11.

- Cade Horton started on the mound for Iowa tonight and ended with a final line of 5.0 innings, four hits, three earned runs, one walk, and three strikeouts.

- Iowa tied its season high for hits in a game with 15. It marked the third time the I-Cubs recorded 15 hits in a game this season.

Iowa and Syracuse will continue their six-game series with game four tomorrow. First pitch is slated for 5:35 pm CT. You can listen to all Iowa Cubs games on Hope AM940 and stream every home game for free on the Bally Live App. For more information and tickets, visit


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