The Storm Chasers improved to 2-1 at Sacramento, scoring three in the second, four in the fourth and three in the eighth. Johnny Giavotella drove in five runs, including a three-run homer. He added two singles, raising his season average to .311 (52-for-167). Jesus Flores was 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs. Whit Merrifield added two hits, two runs and an RBI. John Lamb struck out six starts while scattering two runs, four hits and four walks over 5.0 innings. He is 3-0 over his last eight starts, recording a 2.98 ERA over the stretch (14 ER in 42.1 IP).
NW Arkansas Naturals (23-42)
Springfield 1, NW Arkansas 0
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (3-5)
Northwest Arkansas lost game one at Springfield, with the lone run scoring in the fifth. The Naturals recorded seven hits, however, they came in seven different innings, with just one runner advancing into scoring position. J.C. Sulbaran scattered eight hits and two walks over 5.0 innings, allowing a run while striking out six.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (30-34)
Wilmington at Winston-Salem - Cancelled due to rain
Wilmington's finale at Winston-Salem was cancelled due to rain. The game will not be made up as it was the last scheduled first-half contest between the clubs. The Blue Rocks are scheduled to host Carolina (Indians) on Thursday, with 11th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Binford on the mound.
Lexington Legends (28-38)
Lexington 6, Asheville 3 - Game One (Seven Innings)
WP: Cody Reed (1-6)
HR: Elier Hernandez (5), Dex Kjerstad (1)
Asheville 7, Lexington 3 - Game Two (Seven Innings)
LP: Pedro Fernandez (0-3)
The Legends split a pair of seven-inning games at home. 2013 second-round pick and 14th-ranked Royals prospect Cody Reed was terrific in game one as he earned his first professional win. Reed tossed 6.0 shutout innings, scattering four hits and a walk while striking out four. Elier Hernandez and Dex Kjerstad hit solo homers, with Kjerstad's his first as a professional. Hernandez is ranked 10th among Royals prospects by MLB.com. Dominique Taylor doubled twice, drove in two and scored a run. Asheville scored six of the last seven runs to win game two. Mauricio Ramos recorded three hits and an RBI in game two. Alfredo Escalera, Fred Ford, Kjerstad and Frank Schwindel added two hits apiece.