KC Royals Kris Medlen Pitches Well in Victory


Omaha pounded out 16 hits en route to their 8-2 victory over OKC.

Leading 2-1 heading into the top of the fifth, the Storm Chasers broke the game open with a five-run inning. Whit Merrifield led off the inning with a double and came around to score on Balbino Fuenmayor‘s single. With two outs, Jose Martinez doubled in two runs (one of his three hits) and scored on Moises Sierra‘s single.

Brett Eibner went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, and two runs scored. Christian Colon had two hits in the win.

The offensive outburst made a winner of rehabber Kris Medlen, who allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out two, but allowed a solo home run in the sixth. It was the best Medlen has pitched during his rehab assignment.

Troy Patton made his 2015 debut and allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings of relief. He struck out one.

NW Arkansas lost in Midland, 3-2.

Bubba Starling and Alex Liddi each had two hits in the loss, including RBI doubles.

Parker Morin made his first professional start at first base, but his time there didn’t last long, as catcher Zane Evans was ejected in the 5th inning. Morin also tripled for the third time this season.

Luke Farrell took the no decision, as he allowed one run on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three. Reliever Mark Peterson took the loss, as he allowed single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Over three innings, Peterson allowed five hits and walked one while striking out two.

Wilmington lost both of their games on Sunday in Potomac. They lost the suspended game, 3-2 in 14 innings.

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The game restarted with

Kevin McCarthy

back on the mound in the bottom of the 13th inning with two outs and nobody on base. He induced a ground out to end the inning.

The Blue Rocks got a leadoff single in the 14th inning and a sac bunt put the runner in scoring position. However, back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.

The P-Nats got a leadoff single to start the bottom of the 14th and a sac bunt put the runner in scoring position. McCarthy then got a ground out, but Alec Keller struck for his fourth hit with the walk off, RBI single.

The Blue Rocks lost the second game, 3-1.

P-Nats starter Nick Pivetta was perfect until Jack Lopez beat out an infield single with one out in the sixth. Lopez was thrown out trying to steal second base, right before Mauricio Ramos homered. Those were the Blue Rocks only hits/base runners of the game.

While Alec Mills left some pitches up, he gave Wilmington a chance to win. His 23.1 scoreless innings streak came to an end in the bottom of the first. Mills allowed all three runs (two earned) on nine hits over six innings. He struck out five. Estarlin Cordero was perfect over the final two innings.

Lexington beat Asheville, 7-2. The Legends scored five runs in the bottom of the first on four singles, a double, a walk, and a sac fly.

The top two in the Legends order, Corey Toups and Chad Johnson, each had three hits in the win. Toups stole his 21st base of the season. Elier Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Corey Ray took the no decision, as he only lasted 4.2 innings (5H, 0R, BB, 3K). Colin Rodgers earned the win, despite allowing two runs (none earned) on three hits over three innings. Nik Stephenson did not allow a base runner over the final 1.1 innings.

Idaho Falls lost to Orem, 8-5.

The Chukars collected ten hits, two each from the first three batters in their order (who all stole a base). All ten hits were singles. Three-hole hitter Joshua Banuelos drove in three runs.

Dylan Sons took the loss, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Nick Green followed and allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over three innings. He allowed a two out, two-run homer in the sixth to former big leaguer Jamie Moyer‘s son Hutton.

Burlington beat Bluefield, 3-1. The Royals were out-hit 10-5.

Enmanuel Camacho earned the win, pitching five scoreless innings. He allowed six hits and walked one while striking out four. Joseph Markus allowed one hit and walked three over the next two innings. Alex Luna allowed the run on three hits over the final two innings.

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