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Royals Minor League report: May 5


Omaha Storm Chasers (13-17)

Oklahoma City 5, Omaha 1
LP: Ramon Troncoso (1-2)
HR: Melky Mesa (2)

The Storm Chasers were held to one hit in a matinee finale. Melky Mesa's homer in the third joined walks by Johnny Giavotella and Carlos Peguero as the lone Omaha baserunners. Astros prospect Michael Foltynewicz fanned 12 over 6 innings, with Paul Clemens retiring all nine Storm Chasers over the final 3 innings. Francisley Bueno made his second rehab appearance for Omaha, striking out one and allowing a hit in a scoreless ninth.

NW Arkansas Naturals (11-20)

Arkansas 7, NW Arkansas 1
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (1-2)
HR: None

Arkansas plated five in the ninth to pull away from the Naturals in Springdale. J.C. Sulbaran pitched well in defeat, striking out five while scattering two runs, three hits and a walk over 7 innings. Whit Merrifield doubled in the fourth, driving in Lane Adams for the lone Naturals run.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (13-15)

Salem 2, Wilmington 1
LP: Zeb Sneed (0-1)
HR: None

Wilmington lost on a walk-off as the Red Sox doubled twice in the ninth. Royals No. 5 prospect Sean Manaea posted 4 scoreless innings, striking out six while walking two and allowing four hits. He has 27 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings, an average of 12.57 per 9 innings. Johermyn Chavez was 2-for-3 with a walk and the lone Wilmington run. Jack Lopez added two singles and No. 8 prospect Bubba Starling recorded a double.

Lexington Legends (12-19)

Hagerstown 6, Lexington 5
LP: Matt Tenuta (2-3)
HR: Michael Antonio (3), Elier Hernandez (2)

The Legends rallied from a 4-0 deficit before losing the finale at Hagerstown. Hector Silvestre fired 5 no-hit innings for the Suns, holding Lexington to a walk. Michael Antonio hit a three-run homer in the sixth off of Michael Sylvestri. Elier Hernandez added a solo homer in the ninth. Hernandez is ranked No. 11 among Royals prospects by MLB.com.

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