KC Royals Minors Recap: Jason Vargas Makes Rehab Start


Omaha began their Triple-A All-Star festivities with the HR Derby, as Norfolk’s Dariel Alvarez (Baltimore) beat out Reno’s Peter O’Brien (Arizona) by one in the finals.

NW Arkansas ended their seven-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Midland.

Jason Vargas made the rehab start and earned the victory, as he allowed two runs on seven hits (two solo home runs) over 5.1 innings. Vargas walked two and struck out two.

Daniel Stumpf followed with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief (three strikeouts). Kyle Zimmer followed with two scoreless innings (one hit and two strikeouts).

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They scored three runs in the bottom of the first on three straight two out hits from Jorge Bonifacio, Lane Adams, and Hunter Dozier.

Wilmington lost their series in Lynchburg, losing the finale by an 8-4 score.

It was a rough second start for Zach Lovvorn, who allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out two. Matt Strahm had a very pedestrian outing in terms of strikeouts: just one over two innings. Matt Alvarez allowed a hit and struck out one in his one inning of work.

Jack Lopez put the Blue Rocks on the board in the first with a solo home run, his fifth of the season. He also singled in a run in the fifth. Santiago Nessy hit a solo homer in the fifth.

Dominique Taylor added two hits in the loss.

Lexington enjoyed the day off, as they begin a seven-game road trip on Tuesday night in Delmarva.

Idaho Falls was rained out in Missoula. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday, at IF.

Burlington beat Danville, 3-1 in five innings due to rain.

In the fourth, Brandon Thomasson homered with one out to break the tie (his second of the season). Two batters later, Angelo Castellano doubled in an insurance run. Thomasson and Anderson Miller each had two hits in the win. Miller is now hitting .407.

Matt Tenuta earned the complete game victory, as he allowed one run on six hits over five innings. He struck out four.

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