Royals Minor League report: June 26
Omaha Storm Chasers (39-35)
Round Rock 4, Omaha 1
LP: Yordano Ventura (0-1)
The Storm Chasers lost in their return to Werner Park. Ventura made his first rehab start as he returns from right ulnar neuritis. He fanned five over four-plus innings, allowing three runs, three hits and three walks on 70 pitches, including 42 strikes. Dusty Coleman and Moises Sierra had two hits.
NW Arkansas Naturals (0-4 Second Half, 40-34 Overall)
Tulsa 5, NW Arkansas 1
LP: Christian Binford (2-3 with NW Arkansas, 3-7 overall)
The first half division champs are off to a slow start in the second half, falling to 0-4 on Friday. No. 11 prospect Binford allowed four runs, eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings. Benino Pruneda worked two scoreless innings after inheriting a bases-loaded jam. No. 13 prospect Bubba Starling scored the lone Northwest Arkansas run, finishing 2-for-4. Terrance Gore recorded his league-leading 27th steal.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (40-32)
Wilmington 6, Potomac 4 (Completion of Thursday's game)
WP: Ashton Goudeau (3-1)
SV: Kevin McCarthy (3)
Wilmington 5, Potomac 1 (Seven Innings) WP: Matt Strahm (1-0 with Wilmington, 3-1 overall)
The Blue Rocks won the completion of Thursday's contest along with a seven-inning game. They built a 6-0 lead in Game 1, with Potomac plating four in the ninth. Goudeau posted five scoreless innings after Yender Caramo tossed three perfect innings on Thursday. Carlos Garcia drove in three, including a two-run triple in the fifth. Dex Kjerstad had three hits and a run. Strahm earned his first Class A Advanced win in the nightcap, fanning nine while allowing a run over five innings. No. 19 prospect Ramon Torres singled home two in the third, giving Wilmington a 2-1 lead.
Lexington Legends (2-0 second half, 33-39 overall)
Lexington 6, Savannah 4
WP: Yunior Marte (2-0)
Lexington won a second straight at Savannah. No. 7 prospect Foster Griffin fired five shutout innings, scattering four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The 19-year-old was selected 28th overall in the 2014 Draft. No. 30 prospect Wander Franco and No. 22 prospect Elier Hernandez recorded two hits and two runs apiece. Hernandez posted his 38th RBI, second on the team.
Idaho Falls Chukars (3-6)
Grand Junction 2, Idaho Falls 0
LP: Derek Gordon (0-1)
The Chukars lost Game 1 in Colorado. Alex Gordon's brother, Derek, struck out five while yielding two runs (one earned), five hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings. Luis Valenzuela led Idaho Falls with two hits. Catcher Kyle Pollock posted his first career triple.
Burlington Royals (1-3)
Johnson City 10, Burlington 0
LP: Chase Darhower (0-1)
Burlington was blanked in Game 1 at Johnson City. Eric Sandness held the Cardinals to a run over four innings of relief, striking out three. Lee's Summit, Mo., native Brandon Dulin recorded two of the four Burlington hits, both doubles.
Surprise Royals (3-2)
Arizona Angels 6, Surprise 5
LP: Jake Kalish (0-1)
Surprise lost on a walk-off sacrifice fly. Taylor Ostrich finished a home run shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Yeison Melo drove in two while recording three hits.