Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 5
Omaha Storm Chasers (59-58)
Salt Lake 5, Omaha 4
LP: Chris Dwyer (8-9)
Salt Lake scored three in the seventh, breaking a 2-2 tie and ending Omaha's six-game road winning streak. Starter Dwyer allowed five runs (two earned), six hits and a walk over six-plus innings. Christian Colon was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. He's batting .386 (17-for-44) over his last 10 games, and .331 (41-for-124) since July 1. Pedro Ciriaco added two hits and two runs.
NW Arkansas Naturals (22-21 in second half, 47-67 overall)
The Naturals will play at Corpus Christi (Astros) on Tuesday after making the trek from Springdale. The pitching matchup features 2012 first-round pick Kyle Zimmer (2-0, 0.00 ERA with NW Arkansas) against David Martinez (13-2, 2.01 ERA).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-25 in second half, 50-62 overall)
Salem 5, Wilmington 2
LP: John Lamb (4-12)
Wilmington lost Game 1 at Salem. The Red Sox hit three solo homers off of Lamb (five runs on nine hits in seven innings, with five strikeouts). Tim Ferguson went 4-for-4 with a double for the Blue Rocks, raising his average to .333 (16-for-48). Ferguson missed more than three months with a right shoulder injury. Jack Lopez and Yem Prades each drove in a run.
Lexington Legends (26-18 in second half, 59-53 ovserall)
Lexington 2, Asheville 1
WP: Clayton Schulz (3-3)
The Legends walked off on Bubba Starling's single, which scored Raul Mondesi. Starling recorded three of the five Lexington hits. He doubled in the second and scored on Fred Ford's double. Matt Murray limited Asheville to a run on three hits over four innings. Aroni Nina (3 2/3 innings) and Clayton Schulz (1 1/3 innings) held the Tourists scoreless in relief.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-3 in second half, 22-22 overall)
Idaho Falls 9, Ogden 5
WP: Josiel Martinez (5-2)
SV: Glenn Sparkman (1)
HR: Hunter Dozier (6)
The Chukars won a second straight at home. First-round pick Dozier was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBIs and two runs. Dominique Taylor added three hits, two RBIs and a run. Martinez (1 1/3 innings) leads the team with five wins. Twentieth-round selection Sparkman (two inning) recorded his first professional save.
Burlington Royals (20-24)
Burlington was off after splitting a two-game set at Danville. The series shifted to Burlington, with the clubs playing a matinee Tuesday.
Surprise Royals (4-5 in second half, 14-23 overall)
Arizona Brewers 5, Surprise 4
LP: Ryan Verdugo (2-1)
The Royals lost a back-and-forth contest at Maryvale Baseball Park. Starter Pedro Fernandez (two runs on three hits and two walks in five innings, with five strikeouts) carried a shutout into the fifth. Amalani Fukofuka was 3-for-3 with a run scored. Brawlun Gomez added two hits and his 20th RBI, tops on the team.