9/1/2014 9:17 A.M. ET
Royals Minor League report: Aug. 31
By / Kansas City Royals
Omaha Storm Chasers (75-67)
Omaha 13, Colorado Springs 8
WP: Buddy Baumann (2-4)
SV: Chris Dwyer (2)
HR: Paulo Orlando (6), Johnny Giavotella (7), Eric Hosmer (1)
Omaha waited out a two-hour, 40-minute delay, clinching a fourth straight division title early Monday morning. Paulo Orlando, Johnny Giavotella and Eric Hosmer homered off of Jair Jurrjens. Giavotella posted three RBIs, with Orlando, Matt Fields and Paul Janish driving in two apiece. The Storm Chasers look to complete a five-game sweep in Monday's season finale. They will start the playoffs on Wednesday vs. Memphis (Cardinals).
NW Arkansas Naturals (28-40 second half, 53-86 overall)
Arkansas 7, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Matt Murray (1-6)
The Naturals lost a second straight vs. their in-state rivals. Starter Matt Murray yielded five runs, six hits and four walks with a strikeout over four innings. Aaron Crow tossed a scoreless seventh with one hit and one strikeout. Jorge Bonifacio drove in two, bringing his RBI total to 51. Christian Colon was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (31-37 second half, 64-72 overall)
Salem 4, Wilmington 1
LP: Miguel Almonte (6-8)
Wilmington dropped a matinee to Salem. Miguel Almonte carried a shutout into his final frame, allowing two runs (one earned), five hits and a walk with five strikeouts through five innings. Wilmington took a 1-0 lead in the fourth as Bubba Starling walked, stole second and scored on Brett Eibner's single.
Lexington Legends (27-42 second half, 56-83 overall)
Greenville 3, Lexington 2
LP: Jake Junis (9-8)
HR: Humberto Arteaga (2)
Lexington dropped to 0-3 at Greenville. Humberto Arteaga gave the Legends a 2-1 lead with a two-run homer in the fourth. He has hit two round trippers in his last three games after not connecting on a homer through 118 games. Elier Hernandez was 2-for-2 after entering as a pinch-hitter. Matt Alvarez allowed a run over four innings, striking out three.
Idaho Falls Chukars (15-19 second half, 35-37 overall)
Ogden 14, Idaho Falls 4
LP: Mike Jeffreys (2-3)
HR: Brandon Thomasson (2)
The Chukars lost at Ogden, the first of five in a home-and-home series. Idaho Falls scored single runs in the first, second, third and eighth. Brandon Thomasson went deep in the second. Ogden recorded four multi-run innings, including a five-run fifth.
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