7/4/2014 11:31 A.M. ET
Royals Minor League report: July 3
By / Kansas City Royals
Omaha Storm Chasers (45-42)
Omaha 4, Iowa 3
WP: Wilking Rodriguez (1-1)
SV: Louis Coleman (3)
HR: Carlos Peguero (12)
Omaha won the finale at Iowa, plating two in the ninth. Francisco Pena's single scored Jimmy Paredes for the tying run. Whit Merrifield's double drove in Pena for the go-ahead tally. Carlos Peguero was 2-for-4 with his fourth home run since June 28. Aaron Brooks (5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) made the start. Buddy Baumann (2.0 IP), Wilking Rodriguez (1.0 IP) and Louis Coleman (1.0 IP) produced scoreless relief outings.
NW Arkansas Naturals (7-7 second half, 32-52 overall)
Midland 3, NW Arkansas 1
LP: J.C. Sulbaran (5-6)
The Naturals dropped to 1-1 vs. Midland. J.C. Sulbaran pitched well in defeat, scattering three runs (two earned) over 6.2 innings. He struck out six, walked three and allowed eight hits. The righty has a 1.93 ERA over his last six starts (8 ER in 37.1 IP). Angel Franco and Edinson Rincon had two hits apiece.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (6-8 second half, 39-43 overall)
Wilmington at Potomac - Postponed due to rain
Rain postponed Wilmington's finale vs. Potomac. The Blue Rocks begin a seven-game road trip tonight at Winston-Salem (White Sox).
Lexington Legends (5-10 second half, 34-51 overall)
Greensboro 3, Lexington 2
LP: Kevin Perez (1-2)
HR: Mauricio Ramos (4)
The Legends were swept in a three-game set as Greensboro scored in the seventh, eighth and ninth. Starter Luis Rico held the Grasshoppers to a run, four hit and three walks while striking out two over 6.1 innings. Mauricio Ramos was 2-for-4 with his third home run in his last nine games. Alexis Rivera added two hits and an RBI.
Idaho Falls Chukars (8-10)
Idaho Falls 5, Ogden 3
WP: Emilio Ogando (1-0)
SV: Jon Fitzsimmons (1)
HR: Ryan O'Hearn (3)
Ryan O'Hearn led the Chukars to a home win. The 2014 eighth-rounder hit his second home run in as many games to even the score at 3-3 in the sixth. He capped a 4-for-4 night with a go-ahead single in the seventh, raising his average to a league-leading .431 (22-for-51). Robert Pehl added two hits, two RBI and a run. He's batting .358 (19-for-53). Torey Deshazier struck out three and allowed three runs over 6.0 IP.
Burlington Royals (6-8)
Danville 5, Burlington 3
LP: Robinson Yambati (0-2)
Burlington scored one in the ninth before falling short with the tying run on first. Joshua Banuelos was 3-for-4 with a run. He was KC's 28th-round pick in June out of Fresno Pacific. Ryan Dale posted two hits, an RBI and a run. Starter Carter Hope held Danville to a run, two hits and three walks while striking out two through 5.0 innings.
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