Storm Chasers top Iowa as Frank Schwindel extends hitting streak to nine games

Frank Schwindel extended his hitting streak to nine games with a three-run, first-inning double that sparked Omaha to a 5-2 victory over Iowa Saturday before a crowd of 8,739 at Werner Park.

Raul Mondesi added a two-run homer in the second as the Chasers built an early 5-1 advantage.

Andres Machado, called up from Double-A Northwest Arkansas, limited the Cubs to three hits over six innings. Iowa’s lone run off the right-hander came on Bijan Rademacher’s solo home run in the second.

Chris Dominguez also homered for the Cubs, taking reliever Pedro Fernandez deep in the seventh.

Schwindel has recorded at least one hit in 27 of his last 28 games for the Storm Chasers and has two or more hits in 16 of those. He leads all minor-league hitters in hits and total bases over that stretch.

Rehabbing Kansas City outfielder Paulo Orlando went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch in his Omaha return.

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