Bubba Starling taking a swing on May 5, 2013 (Jen Nevius).

Royals August 5th Minors Recap


Omaha‘s winning streak came to an end in Salt Lake with a 5-4 loss. They had fought back to tie the game in the seventh, only to see the Bees score three runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead.

It was an ugly game defensively, as the Bees made five errors and Omaha made one. That error by Chris Dwyer in the 7th inning cost him three runs. Dwyer left with the game tied at 2-2 and the bases loaded. Buddy Baumann allowed all three runs to score on a sac fly and a two-run triple.

Christian Colon, Brian Fletcher, and Pedro Ciriaco each collected two hits. Chris Getz began his rehab assignment and went 1-for-3 from the leadoff spot.

Wilmington lost in Salem, 5-2.

Blue Rocks starter John Lamb retired the first eight batters he faced before allowing a homerun to David Chester, his first for the Red Sox. Lamb would allow a solo homerun to Stefan Welch in the fourth and another to Chester in the fifth. A two out, two-run triple in the seventh finished the Red Sox scoring off Lamb.

The Blue Rocks collected ten hits and worked four walks, but went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. They also had two base runners picked off. Tim Ferguson went 4-for-4 in the loss.

Lexington walked off with a 2-1 victory over Asheville in the first game of their homestand.

After Asheville scored in the top of the first, Lexington came back with a run of their own in the bottom of the second. The game would stay tied until Bubba Starling delivered a two out RBI single to send the fans home happy. It was his third hit of the game.

The Legends received another solid pitching performance. It started with Matthew Murray, who allowed one run on three hits over four innings. He struck out four. Aroni Nina followed with 3.2 scoreless innings before Clayton Schulz finished off the Tourists over 1.1 perfect innings (he picked up the win).

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