KC Royals May 7th Minors Recap


Four KC Royals minor-league affiliates were in action Thursday night, winning three out of five games.

Omaha won their series against Round Rock, with a 6-5 victory in the series finale.

After the Express tied the game in the top of the eighth, the Storm Chasers came back with a run in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, J.C. Boscan singled with two outs to break the tie.

That made a winner of Louis Coleman, who allowed one run on three hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out four. Chris Dwyer allowed the first three runs on three hits and four walks over the first three innings. Michael Mariot followed with three innings of relief (3H, R, BB, 2K).

The Storm Chasers collected 12 hits. Whit Merrifield, Casey Kotchman, Lane Adams, and Jose Martinez all had two hits in the win. Kotchman hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth.

NW Arkansas saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end, as they lost in Springfield, 13-8. The ball was flying out of the ballpark, as the two teams combined for eight home runs.

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The Naturals led 8-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh before the Cardinals scored seven runs in the inning.

Aroni Nina

took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on five hits and two walks.

Malcom Culver entered with two men on base and both scored, as he allowed a three-run homer. The Naturals also committed two errors in the inning (including Hunter Dozier‘s sixth).

The Naturals collected eight hits, three by Angel Franco, who also homered. Bubba Starling homered for the third straight game. Mike Bianucci hit his seventh homer of the season, a three-run shot in the first. Dusty Coleman led off the game with a homer.

Wilmington split their doubleheader in Potomac. The Blue Rocks lost the first game by a 2-1 score.

Luis Rico was the hard luck loser, as he allowed one run on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out two.

The Blue Rocks collected five hits, though two hits (both doubles) came in the seventh. They had the tying run on third base with one out, but could not get the clutch hit.

The Blue Rocks won the second game, 3-1. Both teams scored in the fourth.

Yender Caramo earned his first win of the season. He allowed one run on four hits over six innings. He induced ten ground outs. Nick Green earned his first save with a perfect seventh.

The Blue Rocks scored all three runs in the top of the fourth. One run scored on a bases loaded walk followed by Logan Moon‘s two-run single.

Lexington beat Charleston, 6-2. The Legends used a four-run third to pick up the win.

Elier Hernandez drove in two runs in the 3rd inning with a single (one of his two hits). He came around to score on Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado‘s double with two outs. Corey Toups went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored. He also stole three bases (four total). The Legends as a team stole seven bases.

That made a winner of Zach Lovvorn, who allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out five. Lovvorn allowed a solo home run to lead off the game. Evan Beal earned his first save, as he allowed a run on one hit over three innings. He struck out five.

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