KANSAS CITY -- The Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers won the first game of their postseason series with the Albuquerque Isotopes, 8-4, on Wednesday.
Outfielder Wil Myers, named the Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today on Tuesday, went 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in the first inning to give the Chasers an early lead. Myers also doubled, walked twice and scored a pair of runs in the win.
Fellow top prospect Jake Odorizzi picked up the win, allowing three runs over seven innings. Mitch Maier and Anthony Seratelli also scored twice for Omaha.
The Storm Chasers need two more wins in the best-of-five series win against Albuquerque to earn a trip to the Pacific Coast League Championship series. Game 2 is at 7:05 p.m. CT on Thursday at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb.