KC Royals Balbino Fuenmayor Hits First AAA Home Runs


Omaha lost in ten innings to Iowa, 5-3.

Kris Medlen made another rehab start and continues to give up the long ball (eight in five starts). He gave up three solo home runs over 5.2 innings. Medlen gave up eight hits and struck out seven. He left with two men on base in the sixth in favor of lefty Troy Patton, who escaped the jam and recorded three outs.

Clayton Mortensen stranded a runner in the seventh, but then allowed two runs in the top of the tenth (3.1 innings of relief) . The tenth started with a leadoff walk.

Balbino Fuenmayor hit his first two Triple-A home runs, both solo shots. He had two of the Storm Chasers five hits.

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*In roster news,

Cheslor Cuthbert

was optioned back to Omaha, though he will be leaving for the Futures Game, along with Fuenmayor. Catcher

Micah Gibbs

was added from NWA.

NW Arkansas lost their doubleheader to Frisco, as they scored just two total runs on nine total hits. The Naturals lost the first game, 6-2.

Cody Reed lost his first Double-A game, as he allowed all six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. Reed allowed a three-run home run in the fifth.

Bubba Starling hit a solo home run with two outs in the second.

The Naturals lost the second game, 5-0. They collected just four hits.

Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six, but allowed two home runs. Kyle Zimmer followed with two walks, a hit, and two strikeouts in the sixth.

Texas prospect Nick Williams went 7-for-7 in the DH, including a seventh inning home run off Mark Peterson in the second game.

Wilmington lost their series opener in Lynchburg, 6-5. The Blue Rocks scored a run in the ninth and had the tying run on first with one out, but could not advance the base runner.

Four different players drove in runs for the Blue Rocks. Mauricio Ramos went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the loss.

Alec Mills took the loss, as he allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out three in his second shortest outing of the season (four innings back on April 22nd).

Lexington was rained out against Savannah. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday.

Burlington lost to Bristol, 9-4.

Ashe Russell made his third professional start and allowed a run on five hits over three innings. He induced six ground outs. Christian Flecha took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on seven hits (including two homers), a walk, and two hit batters.

On offense for the Royals, Austin Bailey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth. Anderson Miller also had two hits in the loss.

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