LANSING, Mich. – Justin Atkinson scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning, leading the Lansing Lugnuts to a 3-2 win over the South Bend Cubs on Sunday.
Jackson Lowery allowed a run, but got Andruw Monasterio to fly out with runners on first and second to end the game for his fourth save of the season.
Atkinson scored on the play in the fifth to break a scoreless tie after he reached base on a walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and then went to third on a single by J.C. Cardenas.
Trailing 3-1, the Cubs cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Roberto Caro hit an RBI single, bringing home Connor Myers.
Lansing starter Ryan Borucki (9-4) picked up the win after scattering five hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Casey Bloomquist (8-7) took the loss in the Midwest League game after giving up three runs and four hits over five innings.
The Cubs failed to capitalize on some good scoring chances, leaving 13 runners on base in the loss. Caro singled four times, also stealing two bases for the Cubs.