Wil Myers hit the game-winning two-run home run in the ninth inning as Omaha beat the Iowa Cubs, 9-7, Monday at Principal Park. The Storm Chasers picked up their sixth win in a row and improved to 40-25 and lengthened their lead to 11 games over the Cubs in the American Conference North Division.
Everett Teaford, making his second appearance on a rehab assignment from the major leagues, finished his three-inning relief stint with a scoreless bottom of the ninth to preserve Omaha’s win. Teaford took over in the seventh and yielded a bases loaded single to Luis Valbuena that tied the game at seven but was able to limit the damage by getting Ty Wright to ground into a double play that ended the inning.
The Storm Chasers have totaled 52 runs on 79 hits during their winning streak.