Royals Minor League report: May 11
Omaha Storm Chasers (17-14)
Omaha 10, Oklahoma City 0 (Game 1 -- seven innings)
WP: John Lamb (3-0)
HR: Casey Kotchman (2)
Omaha 10, Oklahoma City 4 (Game 2 -- seven innings)
WP: Joe Blanton (3-2)
HR: Jose Martinez (3)
Omaha won a pair of seven-inning games at home, outscoring the Dodgers, 20-4. Lamb fired six shutout innings in Game 1, scattering three hits and a walk while striking out eight. The Storm Chasers scored their final six runs in the fourth, including a three-run homer by Kotchman. Whit Merrifield went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. Cheslor Cuthbert added three hits, two RBIs and a run. Martinez led Omaha in Game 2, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. He was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, five RBIs and three runs. Merrifield once again recorded three hits, three runs and an RBI. Blanton (5 2/3 innings, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) picked up his third win.
NW Arkansas Naturals (20-11)
NW Arkansas 5, Arkansas 3
WP: Miguel Almonte (5-3)
SV: Malcom Culver (2)
HR: Balbino Fuenmayor 2 (5, 6), Jorge Bonifacio (6)
Fuenmayor crushed two home runs as Northwest Arkansas moved to 3-0 in a four-game series. Bonifacio added two hits, including a solo homer. He has six roundtrippers in 30 games after hitting four last year in 132 games. Miguel Almonte posted five scoreless innings, giving him a 1.56 ERA over his last five starts (four earned runs in 23 innings). Brandon Finnegan is scheduled to start Tuesday's matinee.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (16-14)
Lynchburg 11, Wilmington 7
LP: Alec Mills (2-1)
HR: Nick Green (1-2)
Wilmington let an early 6-0 lead slip away, ultimately losing in 11 innings. Frank Schwindel had two doubles and three RBIs. Mauricio Ramos added two hits, a walk, an RBI and a run. Bradley Zimmer, brother of Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer, hit a solo homer for Lynchburg.
Lexington Legends (13-18)
Kannapolis 7, Lexington 3
LP: Corey Ray (0-2)
Lexington lost at home as Kannapolis scored in each of the first three innings, building a 7-0 lead. Humberto Arteaga went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run. Wander Franco doubled home a pair of runs in the ninth.