Royals Minor League report: June 24
Omaha Storm Chasers (39-32)
Omaha at Iowa -- Postponed due to rain
Wednesday's matinee in Des Moines was postponed due to rain. Two games are scheduled for Thursday, beginning at 5:05 p.m. CT.
NW Arkansas Naturals (0-2 Second Half, 40-32 Overall)
Arkansas 5, NW Arkansas 0
LP: Kris Medlen (0-1)
The Naturals lost a third straight to finish 1-3 at Arkansas. Medlen made his second rehab start, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts over four innings. The bullpen combination of Mark Peterson (2.0 IP), Sam Selman (1.0 IP) and Aroni Nina (1.0 IP) combined to retire 12 straight batters. Balbino Fuenmayor posted two hits, boosting his average to .347. The Naturals return home to host Tulsa (Dodgers).
Wilmington Blue Rocks (38-32)
The Blue Rocks enjoyed day three of the Carolina League All-Star break. They host Potomac (Nationals) Thursday night, with Yender Caramo scheduled to start.
Lexington Legends (31-39)
Lexington returns to action Thursday night at Savannah (Mets) after the South Atlantic League All-Star break.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-4)
Ogden 6, Idaho Falls 4
LP: Hunter Haynes (0-2)
The Chukars had a three-game winning streak snapped. Roman Collins doubled, walk, drove in two runs and scored twice. Ryan Dale, Nick Dini and Amalani Fukofuka recorded two hits apiece, with Fukofuka driving in two runs. Matt Portland fanned five over the final four innings, allowing one run.
Burlington Royals (1-1)
Princeton 10, Burlington 9
LP: Matt Ditman (0-1)
The B-Royals lost a back-and-forth contest at Princeton. They built a 4-0 lead before Princeton plated eighth runs in the second. A five-run sixth put Burlington back in the driver's seat, though the Rays scored the final two runs. Lee's Summit native Brandon Dulin recorded two doubles, three RBIs and a run. Austin Bailey posted three hits, three RBIs and two runs. Meibrys Viloria added three hits and two RBIs.
Surprise Royals (3-1)
Surprise 2, Arizona Reds 1 (10 innings)
WP: Mark McCoy (1-0)
Emmanuel Rivera's 10th-inning single scored Jose Sanchez as the Royals walked off against the Reds. Carlos Diaz and Taylor Ostrich had two hits apiece. 2013 supplemental pick Sean Manaea made a rehab start, striking out six over five innings. He held the Reds to a run on two hits and a walk. Yimauri Pena (3.0 IP) and Mark McCoy (2.0 IP) followed with scoreless relief outings.