Triple-A Omaha beat Round Rock, 6-4 with a five run bottom of the fifth. The Storm Chasers overcame two errors and 12 strikeouts.
The 5th inning started with a Cody Decker home run (his third of the season). After a pitching change and with two on and one out, Jose Martinez drove in a run with a single (2-for-3, two runs scored). Balbino Fuenmayor followed with a sac fly (2-for-3, two RBIs). Jorge Bonifacio then homered (2-for-4).
The offensive outburst made a winner of John Lannan, who allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out four. After Clayton Mortensen allowed a Joey Gallo two-run home run (his second of the game) in the 8th inning, David Huff earned the save with two hitless innings of relief.
Jarrod Dyson continued his rehab assignment and went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He also stole his second base.
High-A Wilmington lost their finale to Carolina, 3-1, thus losing the series.
It was a hard luck loss for the Blue Rocks and nothing epitomizes this than the 5th inning. With a run already in and the bases loaded, Ryan O’Hearn delivered his third hit of the game. Problem is, the ball hit base runner Robert Pehl for the third out.
Alfredo Escalera went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Zach Lovvorn took the loss, as he allowed two runs on seven hits over four innings. He struck out five. Josh Staumont followed and allowed a run on four hits and a walk over four innings (he threw the same amount of pitches as Lovvorn). Staumont struck out five. Tim Hill picked off another base runner in the ninth.
The Blue Rocks head out on the road for seven games beginning with four in Potomac.
Low-A Lexington lost their finale to Augusta, 6-4.
The Legends scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth on Jeckson Flores‘ bases clearing double. The tying run was at the plate, but Marten Gasparini struck out to end the game.
Foster Griffin was the hard luck loser, as he became the first KC Royals minor leaguer to complete six innings (he only threw 60 pitches). He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three.
The Legends collected seven hits, three by Anderson Miller, including two doubles.
The Legends head out on the road for seven games, beginning in West Virginia.