KC Royals Cheslor Cuthbert Hits Another Game Winning Homer


Omaha beat Memphis, 6-5.

For the second straight night, Cheslor Cuthbert hit a home run to win it. This time it was a two out, three-run homer in the 7th inning (one of his three hits, as he fell a double short of a cycle). Jose Martinez went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Casey Coleman earned the win in relief. He allowed a hit and a walk over 1.1 innings. Buddy Baumann allowed an unearned run on two hits over the final 1.2 innings to earn the save. He struck out three.

Chris Dwyer got the start for the Storm Chasers. He allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out two.

NW Arkansas avoided the sweep against San Antonio, winning 3-1.

Jonathan Dziedzic earned his eighth victory, as he allowed one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out six. The lone run came via a two out 6th inning homer. Kevin McCarthy pitched a scoreless eighth before Mark Peterson earned his first save with a perfect ninth.

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The Naturals scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the fourth, which started with a two out, solo home run by

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drove in another with a single (one of his three hits) and the final run scored on a bases loaded walk.

Alex Liddi went 3-for-4 with his 30th double of the season.

Wilmington lost their series to Carolina, losing the finale 4-3 in ten innings.

A controversial two-run double with two outs in the top of the tenth gave the Mudcats the lead off Yender Caramo (4IP, 7H, 2R, BB, 2K). Caramo thought the ball was foul.

The Blue Rocks had the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth with no outs (three straight walks), but Mauricio Ramos grounded into a double play. However, that scored a run and put the tying run on third base. Ryan O’Hearn lined out to end the game.

The Blue Rocks also left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, as Humberto Arteaga popped up on the infield against the new Mudcats pitcher.

Leadoff hitter Carlos Garcia went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Ramos and Dominique Taylor also had two hits in the loss.

Jake Junis took the no decision, as he allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five, but allowed a homer to start the game (second pitch of the game).

Lexington lost the slugfest to Charleston, 12-10. The two teams combined for 30 hits and five errors.

Brandon Downes went 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Leadoff hitter Luis Valenzuela went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBIs, three runs scored, and a stolen base.

Wander Franco, Anderson Miller, and Samir Duenez each had two hits in the loss. Miller hit a double and a triple, while scoring two runs.

Nik Stephenson took the loss in relief of Yunior Marte (2.2IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 3BB, K). Stephenson allowed an inherited run to score, along with five of his own over 1.2 innings. He allowed five hits and walked four. Jake Newberry allowed an inherited run to score, along with one of his own over 3.2 innings (3H, BB, K).

Burlington lost to Danville, 6-3.

Alex Luna took the loss, as he allowed four runs on eight hits over four innings. He struck out one. Mark McCoy followed and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out four. Eric Sandness pitched the final 1.2 innings (H, 0BB, 2K).

Xavier Fernandez fell a double short of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. His two out, two-run home run in the eighth cut the deficit to three runs.

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