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Friday on the farm: Ventura roughed up, but gets the win

Updated: 2013-06-22T05:05:10Z


The Kansas City Star

Yordano Ventura gave up six runs (five earned) in five innings on Friday, but he got the victory as Class AAA Omaha rallied for a 6-5 win over Albuquerque.

The Storm Chasers trailed 5-4 when Anthony Seratelli hit hit a two-run homer in the fifth to provide the final runs of the night. Seratelli finished with two hits and stole a base.

Christian Colon, Johnny Giavotella, Xavier Nady and Irving Falu all had two hits for Omaha. Jarrod Dyson, who is on a rehab assignment (high ankle sprain) reached base when he was hit by a pitch, but he was zero for four and his averaged dropped to .137.

Ventura, 2-1, threw 90 pitches and 53 were for strikes. He gave up eight hits, walked three and struck out two. Louis Coleman pitched three shutout innings of relief (two hits, one walk, three strikeouts) and Will Smith tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save.

Low A Lexington

Fred Ford hit a solo homer and Mark Donato had three hits and two RBIs as the Legends beat Savannah 6-2.

In 20 games, Donato is batting .351 with four homers and 12 RBIs. Donata, a left-handed batter, has a .951 OPS.

Raul Mondesi had two hits, including a double, and scored twice. Mark Threlkeld also had two hits, scored a run and knocked in one.

Daniel Stumpf gave up two runs on four hits in five innings and evened his record at 5-5.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Andy Ferguson gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings, but took the loss as the Naturals fell 2-0 at Tulsa.

Ferguson, 1-2, gave up three hits, walked three and struck out four.

Rey Navarro had two doubles and Northwest Arkansas had seven hits in the game. But it was zero for nine with runners in scoring position.

High A Wilmington

Kellen Moen gave up seven runs (five earned) over four innings as the Blue Rocks fell to 9-2 to Salem.

Moen allowed his seven runs in the first two innings and Wilmington never recovered.

The Blue Rocks’ Jared Schlehuber had two hits, and Dennis Raben hit a solo homer.

Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls

Alexis Rivera had three of the Chukars’ 13 hits, but they lost a wild one 14-10 against Orem. Carlos Garcia each added a home run among his two hits and had four RBIs.

Humberto Arteaga, Daniel Rockett, Nick Cuckovich and Dominique Taylor all had two hits.

Starter Ashton Goudeau gave up nine runs (eight earned) on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings for Idaho Falls.

Surprise Royals

The Royals opened play in the Arizona League on Thursday and lost 9-4 to the Rangers.

Jeckson Flores, Samir Duenez, Brawlun Gomez and Cesar Gonzalez each had two hits for the Royals, who had 12 in the game. Hunter Haynes didn’t make it out of the first inning, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits in two-thirds of an inning.

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