Every Dragon in the starting lineup had at least one hit, five had at least two and Veras had four RBIs. The team also set season highs for runs and hits (16) and tied a season-high with five doubles.
“They continued to have good at-bats,” Schofield said.
Dragons starter Ty Boyles (4-8) had the kind of night the Cubs expected from Steele. In his last start, Boyles allowed five runs in six innings and brought a 5.79 ERA into the game. But Boyles kept the first-place Cubs (32-16, 73-44) quiet, — allowing three hits and leaving after 5 2/3 innings with a 12-0 lead and his pitch count at 98.
“He pitched one of his better games,” Schofield said. “It was good to see.”
Manuel Aybar pitched through the end of the eighth and struck out five straight at one point. Braulio Ortiz pitched a 1-2-3 ninth.
Sizzling Senzel: Reds first-round pick and third baseman Senzel continues to hit well. He smacked three doubles and has 21 extra-base hits in 39 games since joining the Dragons on July 1. If Senzel had enough at-bats to qualify, his .576 slugging percentage would lead the league. He's batting .324 with 24 RBIs.