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Royals Minor League report: May 1

Omaha Storm Chasers (11-10)

Colorado Springs 16, Omaha 4
LP: Luke Hochevar (0-1)
HR: None

Omaha is 1-1 at Colorado Springs after a lopsided loss on Friday. Colorado native Luke Hochevar continued his rehab assignment, allowing seven runs. Four of his five outs were strikeouts. Francisco Pena went 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Reymond Fuentes added two hits and an RBI. Whit Merrifield doubled in the ninth to preserve his hitting streak. The 15-game stretch ties a career high.

NW Arkansas Naturals (12-9)

NW Arkansas 10, Tulsa 3
WP: Miguel Almonte (1-1)
HR: None

The Naturals have won six in a row after taking the opener from Tulsa. Miguel Almonte (5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO) earned his first win of the year. Micah Gibbs starred in his 2015 debut, going 4-for-4 with four RBI. Balbino Fuenmayor continued his hot hitting, finishing 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs. He's 11-for-18 over the last four games.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (11-10)

Wilmington 6, Winston-Salem 1
WP: Nick Green (2-0)
HR: None

Wilmington scored five in the seventh and one in the eighth, winning game one vs. Winston-Salem. Blue Springs native Logan Moon broke the 1-1 tie with an RBI single. Mauricio Ramos had two hits, two runs and an RBI. Jake Junis struck out eight without a walk over 6.1 innings, holding the Dash to one run. He has 25 K's against just three walks through 28.1 innings.

Lexington Legends (7-15)

Asheville 4, Lexington 1
LP: Zach Lovvorn (0-3)
HR: None

The Legends were one hit away from being no-hit on Friday when they recorded back-to-back hits. The game ended on a play at the plate. Lexington held an early lead as Alfredo Escalera's sac fly in the first scored Carlos Garcia.


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