Omaha beat OKC, 7-4.
The Storm Chasers offense collected 14 hits, six for extra bases. Carlos Peguero returned from the DL in a big way. He had three hits and fell a triple short of the cycle. He hit a solo home run in the seventh. Whit Merrifield collected four hits, while Matt Fields and Paulo Orlando each had two hits in the win.
Aaron Brooks picked up the win, though he allowed four runs on nine hits (two solo home runs) and three walks over 5.2 innings. Tim Collins earned the save, throwing just 16 pitches in 1.1 innings. He struck out three.
NW Arkansas lost in Frisco, 5-3. The Naturals scored all of their runs with two outs in the top of the 8th inning on Lane Adams‘ eighth home run of the season. The two runners on base reached via walks.
Sam Selman was pulled after 3.1 rough innings. He allowed three runs on five hits and two walks. He also left the game with two men on base. Though Ali Williams escaped the jam, he did allow a two-run homer in the sixth. Noel Arguelles pitched two scoreless innings of relief and allowed just one hit.
Selman allowed a two-run homer with two outs in the third to Minor League home run leader Joey Gallo (his eighth of the year in Double-A and 29th overall).
The Naturals were beat by Alex Claudio in his first Double-A appearance and start. Claudio was a Carolina League All-Star and was used mostly as a reliever with High-A Myrtle Beach (just two starts).
The Red Sox jumped on the board against Blue Rocks starter Jonathan Dziedzic in the very first inning with a two out, two-run home run. A 2nd inning sac fly gave them a 3-0 lead.
The Blue Rocks scored their two runs in the sixth. After Bubba Starling led off the inning with a single, Jared Schlehuber drove him in with a double (an error also helped). Schlehuber scored on a ground out.
Lexington was battered by Augusta, 11-3. The Legends scored two of their runs in the bottom of the ninth with two outs on Dexter Kjerstad‘s home run.
The GreenJackets scored all but one of their runs in the second through the sixth. They also hit three home runs.
Luis Rico took the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks over five innings. He did strike out five, but allowed two homers. Alex Black then allowed four runs, just one earned, on three hits and two walks in the sixth. An error with one out did not help. Tripp Davis pitched three solid innings of relief, though he allowed a solo homer in the ninth.
The Legends collected seven hits, three of which went for extra bases. Carlos Garcia had two hits in the loss.
*Catcher Parker Morin began his rehab assignment in Idaho Falls, starting as the DH and going 1-for-4.
**Reliever Robinson Yambati made another appearance for Burlington. He pitched a perfect fifth with three ground outs.
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