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Royals minor league recap: This weekend in the minors

Lexington struggles; everyone else earns a split or better on Memorial Day weekend.

Justin Maxwell is doing just fine in Omaha. This is him after hitting a go-ahead home run on Monday
Justin Maxwell is doing just fine in Omaha. This is him after hitting a go-ahead home run on Monday
Minda Haas


Luis Santos, obtained via trade for Clint Robinson, had another good start in a fantastic 2014 campaign. In 46 innings this year, he's walked just five batters. His start led the way for a 13-inning win for the Legends on Friday, which would be their only win of the long weekend. Infielder Ramon Torres hit two homers on Sunday, his 2nd and 3rd of the season.

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Kenny Diekgroeger and Hunter Dozier both had two hits in the Blue Rocks' wins on Friday and Sunday. Not to be outdone,  Cody Stubbs and Zane Evans each picked up three hits in a win on Saturday. Christian Binford pitched seven outstanding innings, with 8 strikeouts, 1 walk, 5 hits and 1 run. Wilmington's lone loss of the weekend was Monday, with prospect Sean Manaea giving up 6 runs in 5 innings - but only one was earned.


The Naturals had a tough 12-0 loss Friday. We'll do them a favor and slide right past that and their Saturday loss. On Sunday, Chelsor Cuthbert and Micah Gibbs homered on the way to a 7-4 win over Corpus Christi. Lane Adams homered and doubled in a Monday win.


Obviously Mike Moustakas's arrival was the big story on Friday, but Aaron Brooks and Christian Colon helped Omaha the most, with Brooks pitching 7 2-run innings, and Colon driving in a pair of runs that put the Chasers on top. Saturday, six different Chasers collected two hits, and three of them (Johnny Giavotella, Brett Eibner, and now-Blue Jay Melky Mesa) homered. Buddy Baumann pitched another two scoreless relief innings. That's kind of his Thing. Justin Maxwell was the story Sunday, with 5 RBI including a 3-run dinger.