KC Royals Minors Recap: Alexis Rivera’s triple leads to Legends win

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Omaha won their series opener against Nashville, 7-3.

The Storm Chasers collected 15 hits, all but one were singles. The bottom four in the order each collected two hits. Gabriel Noriega returned from the DL and drove in a run, as did catcher Micah Gibbs. Reymond Fuentes went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

Buddy Baumann earned the win in relief of Yohan Pino (3IP, 2H, R, BB, K, HR). Baumann allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. He struck out seven, but allowed a two-run home run to start the 7th inning. Joba Chamberlain threw just nine pitches in the ninth.

NW Arkansas salvaged the series finale in Tulsa, winning 5-4.

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The Naturals took the lead in the top of the sixth on a

Lane Adams

triple, a passed ball, and a

Bubba Starling

home run (his second in as many games).

They scored three runs in the top of the second on a Hunter Dozier homer, his first since August 2nd.

Aroni Nina earned the win in relief of Jonathan Dziedzic (4IP, 5H, 4R, 3BB, 3K, 2HR). Nina allowed two hits and struck out two over two scoreless innings. Matt Murray, just activated from the temporarily inactive list, threw just eight pitches in the seventh. Sam Selman followed with a scoreless eighth before Mark Peterson worked around two hits in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

Wilmington lost their fifth in a row, as they lost their series opener to Myrtle Beach, 4-0.

The Blue Rocks collected just three singles, two of which came in the sixth with nobody out. However, Carlos Garcia lined into an inning ending double play. Their first hit came in the fifth, but was erased on a double play grounder.

Matt Strahm was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six. Yender Caramo followed and allowed two runs on five hits over four innings. He induced seven ground outs. Caramo allowed the two runs on three hits in the ninth.

Lexington beat Hagerstown, 5-4.

After the Suns took the lead in the top of the sixth, the Legends came right back to take the lead in the bottom of the inning on an Alexis Rivera one out, two-run triple. He went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Torey Deshazier earned the win in relief, as he allowed a run on two hits (including a solo homer) and three walks over 2.2 innings. Jake Newberry earned the save, as he entered in the eighth with the bases loaded and left them stranded (1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K).

Matt Tenuta got the start for the Legends and allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings.

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