Royals Minor League report: June 5

Royals Minor League report: June 5

Omaha Storm Chasers (29-27)

Omaha 5, El Paso 2
WP: Aaron Brooks (4-3)
SV: Scott Alexander (1)
HR: Erik Kratz (4)

The Storm Chasers finished 3-1 at El Paso and 5-3 on the road trip. Erik Kratz hit a three-run homer in the second, giving Omaha a decisive 4-1 lead. Kratz added a single and a second run. He has four homers through 12 games of a rehab assignment. Dusty Coleman was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run. Paulo Orlando added three hits and Francisco Pena hit safely for a ninth straight game. Aaron Brooks (6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO) earned the win.

NW Arkansas Naturals (32-20)

San Antonio 8, NW Arkansas 7
LP: Aroni Nina (2-2)
HR: Jorge Bonifacio (9)

Northwest Arkansas let a 7-1 lead slip away in the series opener, with San Antonio scoring three in the ninth for a walk-off win. The Naturals scored six times in the third. No. 1 prospect Raul Adalberto Mondesi singled home two, then scored on a two-run homer by Jorge Bonifacio. Both Mondesi and Bonifacio finished the night 2-for-4. Starter Christian Binford allowed five runs, 11 hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. Matt Murray tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (31-23)

Wilmington 5, Frederick 1
WP: Jake Junis (3-4)
HR: None

Wilmington won a second straight game vs. Frederick. Santiago Nessy delivered a three-run double in the fourth, giving Wilmington a 3-0 lead. Jack Lopez was 3-for-4 with a run. Jake Junis held the Keys to a run over six innings, scattering seven hits. He fanned five and did not allow a walk, giving him 52 strikeouts and just seven walks over 66 innings.

Lexington Legends (24-31)

Augusta 12, Lexington 1
LP: Nik Stephenson (1-5)
HR: None

Lexington dropped to 1-1 at Augusta, with the GreenJackets using a pair of four-run frames to build a 9-0 lead. Alfredo Escalera and Wander Franco had two hits apiece. Escalera is batting .296 (58-for-196).