KC Royals June 27th Minors Recap


Omaha lost to Round Rock, 5-1. The Express scored four runs in the top of the first and never looked back.

That made a loser of starter Aaron Brooks, who allowed those four runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out four.

The Express had two big league rehabbers in their lineup. Delino DeShields led off as the DH and went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 as the centerfielder. He scored a run and drove in the game’s first run.

On offense for the Storm Chasers, both Francisco Pena and Orlando Calixte each had two hits.

NW Arkansas won in walk off fashion, 2-1 in 11 innings. It ended their five-game losing streak.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, Lane Adams came through with the RBI single.

It made a winner of Aroni Nina (1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K). Tulsa had tied the game in the top of the ninth against Sam Selman (2IP, 3H, R, 0BB, 2K).

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Micah Gibbs

, who was activated from the DL on Friday, started and was walked intentionally twice (0-for-3).

Jorge Bonifacio

went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored.

Terrance Gore

had two hits, including an infield single to load the bases in the 11th inning.

Jonathan Dziedzic took the no decision, as he pitched five scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and struck out six. Luke Farrell followed with three scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and struck out five.

*Cody Reed is scheduled to make his Naturals debut on Sunday.

Wilmington‘s finale against Potomac was rained out. The makeup date is to be announced. The Blue Rocks have had rain hamper with two of their first three games to start the second half. They now head to Frederick for three games beginning Sunday night.

Lexington was rained out in Savannah. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday. The two teams play on Sunday afternoon.

Idaho Falls lost to Grand Junction, 6-3. The Rockies led 6-1 after two innings.

The Chukars runs came via the long ball: a solo shot by Pedro Gonzalez in the second and a two-run homer by Joshua Banuelos in the sixth.

Todd Eaton took the loss, as he allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits while striking out four. He also allowed two solo home runs. Brandon Thomas allowed just one hit, walked one, and hit three over three scoreless innings of relief. He struck out four.

Burlington had their game in Johnson City suspended (leading 4-0 in the second). They will complete the game on Sunday, as part of a doubleheader.

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