Royals Minor League report: April 22

Royals Minor League report: April 22

Omaha Storm Chasers (8-5)

Memphis 7, Omaha 2
LP: Christian Binford (0-2)
HR: None

A five-run sixth was pivotal as Omaha dropped a matinee at home. 11th-ranked Royals prospect Christian Binford (5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO) carried a shutout into the sixth. Both Omaha runs scored on one play as Moises Sierra's ground out plated J.C Boscan, with an error leading to Whit Merrifield's run. Merrifield extended his hitting streak to seven games (.333, 9-for-27). He has also scored in seven straight contests.

NW Arkansas Naturals (6-6)

The Naturals had Wednesday off after a 4-2 homestand. They begin a four-game set at Tulsa on Thursday. The Drillers are in their first year as a Dodgers affiliate.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-6)

Wilmington 6, Potomac 3
WP: Nick Green (1-0)
SV: Robinson Yambati (4)
HR: None

Wilmington salvaged a matinee finale behind a big day from Bubba Starling. The former first-round pick and 13th-ranked Royals prospect drove home three runs and scored two. He posted two hits plus a walk while raising his average to .386 (17-for-44). Starling's three-run double keyed a five-run fifth as Wilmington overcame a 3-0 deficit. Daniel Rockett, Dominique Taylor and Ramon Torres all recorded two hits and a run.

Lexington Legends (5-8)

Greenville 7, Lexington 3
LP: Emilio Ogando (0-1)
HR: Elier Hernandez (1)

The Legends were swept in a three-game set at home. Starter Niklas Stephenson held the Drive to two runs, four hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings. Elier Hernandez had three hits and all three RBI for Lexington. He hit a two-run homer in the second, then doubled in a run in the sixth. Hernandez is ranked 22nd among Royals prospects by MLB.com.