KC Royals Jorge Bonifacio Shines in All-Star Game


Omaha split their doubleheader with New Orleans. The Storm Chasers lost the suspended game, 6-0.

Yohan Pino was on the mound when the game resumed in the bottom of the first. He allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. Pino allowed three home runs.

The Storm Chasers collected just five hits, all singles. Whit Merrifield went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Omaha shut out the Zephrys in the seven inning contest, 3-0.

Clayton Mortensen allowed seven hits over six scoreless innings to earn his fifth win of the season. He struck out three. Scott Alexander earned his fifth save with a perfect seventh.

Matt Fields put the Storm Chasers on the board in the fourth with a two out, solo home run. Merrifield had two hits and an RBI in the second game.

The NW Arkansas Naturals represented well at the Texas League All-Star Game. Both Jorge Bonifacio and Balbino Fuenmayor started for the winning North Division (9-4) and batted 3-4 in the order. Bonifacio broke the 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth with a two-run home run. He earned the Top Star award.

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Fuenmayor went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI (on a 9th inning sac fly), and a run scored.

J.C. Sulbaran pitched the 4th inning for the North. He was perfect with two strikeouts. Alex Liddi and Terrance Gore both entered on defense in the fifth. Liddi singled in his first at-bat (1-for-2). Gore committed a throwing error on defense that led to a run scoring. He was hit by a pitch in the ninth and scored a run on Fuenmayor’s sac fly.

Wilmington won their series in Frederick by winning the finale, 1-0.

Mauricio Ramos hit his second home run in as many days with two outs in the top of the first. The Blue Rocks pitching made it stand up.

Alec Mills made his first start since pitching 2/3 of an inning in the California League-Carolina League All-Star Game. Mills scattered seven singles over seven scoreless innings. He struck out eight. Estarlin Cordero worked out of a 9th inning jam to record his fifth save of the season.

Lexington won the slugfest in Rome, 14-10. The two teams combined for 28 hits.

Brandon Downes‘ two out grand slam in the Legends five-run 5th inning put them ahead by 10-6. Leadoff man Corey Toups went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and his 18th stolen base of the season. Wander Franco and Chase Vallot each had two hits in the win. Franco doubled, scored two runs, and drove in two. Vallot tripled in a run, but also had his ninth passed ball.

Zach Lovvorn earned his fifth win, despite allowing seven runs on 11 hits and four walks over five innings. He did induce ten ground outs. Evan Beal earned his fifth save, as he entered in the 8th inning with one out and the bases loaded and stranded all three.

Burlington beat Bluefield, 5-4.

The Royals collected 11 hits, all singles, and scored single runs in five different innings. The 2-3 hitters, Angelo Castellano and Austin Bailey, each had three hits. Castellano scored three runs and stole a base, while Bailey drove in a run.

Andre Davis earned the victory in relief. He allowed one hit over three scoreless innings. He struck out two. Mark McCoy earned his first save with a scoreless ninth.

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