Irving Falu homered and drove in two runs in Omaha’s 5-2 win over the Iowa Cubs Wednesday afternoon at Prinicpal Park. The Storm Chasers swept the series and recorded their season-high eighth straight win to improve to 42-25 and widen their lead to 13 games over the second place Cubs in the American Conference North Division.
Falu continued his hot hitting with his fourth long ball of the season, and third in the last week, in the third inning that got the scoring started and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Iowa tied the contest in the fifth on an opposite field solo home run to left field by Blake Lalli.
Omaha pieced together four singles, the last two from Tony Abreu and David Lough each knocking in a run, to move back in front, 3-1, in the sixth. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez took the loss after allowing the three runs on eight hits while striking out six over six innings of work.