"Paulino threw real well today," manager Ned Yost said. "Six and a third, he went to a three-ball count just twice, so he was commanding the ball. Ninety pitches, four hits, no runs."
Paulino got credit for the Naturals' 12-2 victory over Arkansas as he continued his comeback from a right forearm strain that has keep him on the disabled list since Spring Training.
Reliever Greg Holland, on the disabled list with a left rib injury, threw a side session on Wednesday in Kansas City and was reported to be making progress.