Rusin (5-6, 3.38 ERA) faced 25 batters, threw 56 strikes in 84 pitches, forced nine groundouts and three flyouts.
Triple-A Iowa third baseman Ian Stewart became the first Cubs player since Milton Bradley (2009) to be suspended for making disparaging remarks about the organization.
Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein suspended Stewart without pay for tweeting the Cubs are letting him “rot” and “might as well release me.”
Stewart tweeted an apology Tuesday “to the entire Cubs organization for my comments on Twitter.”
AND FOUR TO GO
The RedHawks will attempt to split the four-game series against the Cubs on Thursday. The final game will be played at 7:05 p.m. at the Brick. Brad Peacock (1-2, 4.98 ERA) is slated to start for the RedHawks, while the Cubs will put Nick Struck (3-4, 6.24) on the mound.