KC Royals Alex Gordon Plays Left in Omaha Victory


Omaha won their second straight against Sacramento, winning 6-0 on Monday night.

In his second rehab game, Alex Gordon started as the DH and went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout. He then moved to left field in the fifth (where Orlando Calixte had started). Gordon walked in the sixth, but was doubled off first base on a pop up to shortstop. He then grounded into an inning ending double play in the eighth.

Andy Ferguson earned the victory, as he allowed just three hits over 6.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two. Ferguson also batted for the first time in his career, striking out looking to lead off the sixth.

Wandy Rodriguez was next and he left a runner stranded in the seventh, before throwing two scoreless innings. He also walked in the bottom of the eighth.

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The Storm Chasers collected ten hits, all singles except for

Cheslor Cuthbert

‘s three-run home run in the third.

Jose Martinez

went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Casey Kotchman

went 2-for-2 with two walks and has now reached base in nine straight at-bats.

*In roster news, Clayton Mortensen was placed on the DL with right shoulder tendonitis.

NW Arkansas begins their final regular season homestand on Tuesday night.

Wilmington lost their ninth straight to Carolina, as they lost 7-0 in the series opener.

The Blue Rocks collected just five hits, all singles, but had just one hit before the eighth. They committed three errors and hit into two double plays. One of those double plays came with the bases loaded to end the 8th inning.

Matt Strahm dropped to 1-5, though he only allowed one run on three hits over five innings (plus one batter into the sixth). He struck out nine, but allowed a solo home run in the third. Yender Caramo allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits and a hit batter in two innings of relief. The Mudcats scored six runs in the seventh.

Lexington begins a four-game homestand against Rome on Tuesday night.

Burlington beat Princeton, 9-1.

The Royals collected 16 hits, with three-hit games from leadoff hitter Brian Bien, Brandon Dulin, and Angelo Castellano. Bien doubled twice and scored two runs. Every hitter but Castellano drove in at least one run.

Chase Darhower earned the win in relief, as he allowed a solo home run over 4.1 innings. Nolan Watson got the start and allowed four hits and walked one over 4.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two in his longest professional outing.

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