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Royals Minor League Report: July 2

Royals Minor League Report: July 2

Royals Minor League Report: July 2
Omaha Storm Chasers (54-31)

Omaha 5, Albuquerque 2 (12 innings)
WP: Brandon Sisk (3-1)
HR: Max Ramirez (11)

Max Ramirez capped an Omaha comeback with a three-run walk-off homer in the 12th. The Storm Chasers were held scoreless until the ninth, when David Lough delivered a big two-out single. Wil Myers and Kurt Mertins scored on the play, with Lough recording one RBI due to a throwing error by the Isotopes. Jake Odorizzi limited Albuquerque to a run on five hits and two walks over 5.0 innings. He fanned six and lowered his ERA with Omaha to 2.83 (15 ER in 47.2 IP).

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NW Arkansas Naturals (4-6 in second half, 41-39 overall)

San Antonio 3, NW Arkansas 2 (11 innings)
LP: Nick Rogers (0-1)
HR: None

The Naturals lost on a walk-off walk in the 11th at San Antonio. Nick Rogers, just promoted from Wilmington, walked three in the final frame. Starter Michael Mariot (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) blanked San Antonio until the sixth. Jon Keck followed with 3.0 scoreless innings. Northwest Arkansas was held hitless until the seventh, when Paulo Orlando led off with a triple.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (6-6 in second half, 35-47 overall)

Wilmington 12, Frederick 6 (13 innings)
WP: Sam Runion (2-1)
HR: Matt Fields (2)

Wilmington, like Omaha and Northwest Arkansas, went into extras on Monday. The Blue Rocks scored six in the 13th after opening the frame with five straight walks. Matt Fields finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and two RBI. Cheslor Cuthbert added three hits and three RBI. Sam Runion (4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) picked up the win after blowing a save opportunity in the ninth.

Kane County Cougars (7-4 in second half, 41-40 overall)

Kane County 6, Peoria 9
WP: Angel Baez (3-2)
HR: None

The Cougars moved over .500 with a second straight win at Peoria. Angel Baez held the Chiefs to two hits while fanning eight over 6.0 innings. Cody Fassold (2.0 IP) and Robinson Yambati (1.0 IP) completed the shutout. Jorge Bonifacio recorded two hits and an RBI, giving him 19 RBI over his last 17 games.

Idaho Falls Chukars (8-7)

Idaho Falls 5, Ogden 2
WP: Joe Lopez (1-0)
SV: Alec Mills (3)
HR: Parker Morin (2)

Idaho Falls moved to 2-1 in a five-game series. Second-round pick Sam Selman scattered two runs on six hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. Parker Morin hit a solo shot in the eighth. He finished with two hits, two RBI and two runs.

Burlington Royals (8-6)

Burlington 13, Danville 5
WP: Daniel Hernandez (1-0)
HR: Bubba Starling 2 (1, 2), Fred Ford (2)

Bubba Starling slammed the first two homers of his pro career, leading Burlington past Danville. KC's first-round pick in 2011, Starling finished with three hits and six RBI. Fred Ford added three hits and two RBI, including a solo homer. Daniel Hernandez struck out eight without a walk over 5.1 IP.

Surprise Royals (3-7)

Surprise Royals 9, Arizona Angels 5
WP: Jose Brazoban (1-1)
HR: None

The Surprise Royals stormed back with nine runs over the last four innings to win at Tempe. Ramon Torres' two-run single gave the Royals a 6-5 lead in the ninth. Diego Goris went 5-for-5, boosting his average to .488 (20-for-41). Every Surprise position player recorded at least one hit.

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