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Royals Minor League report: Aug. 3

Royals Minor League report: Aug. 3

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Royals Minor League report: Aug. 3

Omaha Storm Chasers (58-57)

Omaha 6, Salt Lake 2
WP: Justin Marks (5-11)
HR: Manuel Pina (1 with Omaha, 6 overall), Brian Fletcher (2 with Omaha, 13 overall), Ben Broussard (2)

Omaha slugged three home runs and allowed just two hits while moving to 5-0 on the road trip. Manuel Pina's two-run homer broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth. Brian Fletcher and Ben Broussard hit back-to-back blasts in the fifth. Justin Marks fanned nine, limiting the Bees to two runs, two hits and three walks in seven innings. Francisley Bueno pitched the final two innings, allowing two walks.

NW Arkansas Naturals (22-21 2nd half, 47-66 overall)

Tulsa 6, NW Arkansas 5
LP: Zach Jackson (2-1)
HR: None

Northwest Arkansas let a 5-2 lead slip away, as Tulsa scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth. Felipe Paulino began his second rehab stint, allowing two runs, three hits and two walks over three innings. He threw 56 pitches, 33 for strikes. Andy Ferguson followed with three scoreless stanzas. Jorge Bonifacio doubled twice, drew a walk and scored two runs, his first at the Double-A level. The Naturals bunted into a 1-6-4 triple play in the second inning.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-24 2nd half, 50-61 overall)

Wilmington 4, Winston-Salem 2
WP: Sam Selman (8-8)
SV: Malcom Culver (2)
HR: None

Wilmington snapped a 10-game road losing streak in the finale at Winston-Salem. Sam Selman (6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO) was charged with unearned runs in his first and last frames. Malcom Culver held the Dash to a hit and a walk over three scoreless innings. Jack Lopez had three RBIs -- including a two-run triple in the seventh that provided the final margin.

Lexington Legends (25-17 2nd half, 58-52 overall)

Rome 4, Lexington 1
LP: Crawford Simmons (1-3)
HR: None

The Legends recorded 11 hits. However, they were just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position in a road loss. Nic Cuckovich posted three hits, while Mark Donato was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Crawford Simmons pitched well in defeat, allowing two runs, four hits and no walks over six innings.

Idaho Falls Chukars (1-3 2nd half, 20-22 overall)

Ogden 10, Idaho Falls 8
LP: Brent Bonvillain (2-1)
HR: Hunter Dozier (5)

Idaho Falls built a 7-0 lead, then allowed 10 consecutive runs in a road loss. Every Chukars batter recorded at least one hit. First-round pick Hunter Dozier hit a solo homer in the first, walked three times and scored three runs. Elier Hernandez and Cody Stubbs drove in two runs apiece. The series now shifts to Idaho for four games.

Burlington Royals (19-23)

Burlington 6, Princeton 2
WP: Kevin McCarthy (3-2)
SV: Cesar Ogando (1)
HR: Chad Johnson (1)

Chad Johnson's grand slam broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth, lifting Burlington to a road win. Johnson, a fifth-round pick in 2012 out of Galesburg, Ill., finished 3-for-4. Tyler Chism added two hits, raising his average to .441. Kevin McCarthy held the Rays to an unearned run over six innings. Cesar Ogando allowed an unearned tally in three innings of work.

Surprise Royals (4-4 2nd half, 14-22 overall)

Arizona Dodgers 9, Surprise 7
LP: Tripp Davis (2-2)
HR: None

Surprise dropped an 11-inning marathon that took over four hours to complete. Lee's Summit North (Mo.) grad Brandon Dulin had two doubles for a second straight night. Dulin and Cesar Gonzalez drove in two runs apiece. Ryan Dale added three hits in five trips to the plate. The Royals will have an off-day before a home-and-home series against the Brewers.

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