Omaha lost game one at Oklahoma City as the Dodgers scored four in the ninth. Buddy Baumann tossed three scoreless innings, striking out five. Luke Hochevar made a rehab appearance, lowering his ERA to 2.70 with a scoreless fourth. Whit Merrifield posted three hits, extending his hitting streak to 10 games (.381, 16-for-42). Omaha led 3-0 after two innings as Cheslor Cuthbert drove in one and Reymond Fuentes tripled home a pair. Cuthbert is ranked 15th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, with Fuentes ranked 20th.
NW Arkansas Naturals (6-9)
Tulsa 4, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Daniel Stumpf (2-1)
HR: Mike Bianucci (4), Alex Liddi (2), Balbino Fuenmayor (2)
The Naturals homered three times, however, they fell short as all were solo shots. Mike Bianucci and Alex Liddi hit back-to-back blasts in the third. Balbino Fuenmayor added a homer in the fourth. Liddi had the only other hit, a leadoff single in the eighth. 13th-ranked Royals prospect Bubba Starling was 0-for-3 in his Double-A debut. Tulsa's Corey Seager homered twice, including a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-9)
Frederick 4, Wilmington 3
LP: Robinson Yambati (0-1)
The Blue Rocks lost a second straight game by a 4-3 score. Wilmington built a 3-0 after two innings, with Frederick scoring three in the eighth and walking off in the ninth on a homer by Austin Wynns. Jake Junis tossed 6.0 shutout innings, striking out six while scattering four hits and a walk. Cam Gallagher, Jack Lopez and Logan Moon recorded two hits apiece. 16th-ranked Royals prospect Dominique Taylor raced to the plate on a double steal.
Lexington Legends (5-11)
Lexington at West Virginia -- Postponed due to rain
Lexington's matinee at West Virginia was postponed. A pair of seven-inning contests are scheduled for Sunday afternoon, with the first to begin at 12:05 ET.