Ball Star

Duffy pitches well as Omaha sweeps, Dozier collects two more doubles

Updated: 2013-07-24T15:20:30Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

Left-hander Danny Duffy struck out six in five innings Tuesday as Class AAA Omaha beat Oklahoma City 4-3 in 11 innings in the completion of a suspended game.

In the regularly-scheduled game, the Storm Chasers scored two runs with two outs in the seventh and won 3-2.

The seventh was the final inning, and it didn’t look good for Omaha, which no one on with two outs. But Willy Taveras walked, Max Ramirez singled and Brett Hayes ran for Ramirez. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Irving Falu’s double scored them both.

Brian Sanches, 7-2, allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings with two strikeouts and a walk.

In the first game, Duffy allowed three runs on two hits in five innings with three walks. The runs all scored on a three-run homer by Jimmy Paredes.

Francisley Bueno (two innings, two hits), Buddy Baumann (one inning, two hits) and Will Smith (two innings, one walk, one strikeout) shut down the RedHawks after that. Smith improved to 5-3.

Omaha trailed 3-2 in the ninth, but Quintin Berry led off with a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Christian Colon.

Pedro Ciriaco opened the 11th with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a two-out hit by Anthony Seratelli.

Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls

Adrian Bringas and Hunter Dozier each had two doubles and the Chukars had six total doubles in a 12-7 win against Missoula.

Dozier, the Royals’ first pick in last month’s draft, has 17 doubles in his first 32 games as a professional. He has six doubles in his last six games and has a seven-game hit streak.

Idaho Falls had 15 hits, including two by Humberto Arteaga, Cody Stubbs, Frank Schwindel an Alexis Rivera. Arteaga, Bringas and Schwindel each had two RBIs.

Starter Yender Caramo, 3-1, allowed seven runs (just three earned) on 11 hits in six innings. Glenn Sparkman (two innings, three strikeouts) and Corey Rhoney (one inning, two strikeouts) didn’t allow a hit after that.

Class A-Advanced Wilmington

Second baseman Justin Trapp hit a two-run homer and the Blue Rocks piled up 13 hits, but the bullpen fell apart in an 8-7 loss at Carolina.

Shortstop Jack Lopez, left fielder Yem Prades, catcher Parker Morin and center fielder Ethan Chapman all had two hits. Chapman and designated hitter Jorge Bonifacio each had two RBIs.

Starter Sam Selman gave up three runs on four hits and four walks in three innings and reliever Spencer Patton gave up five runs on five hits in three innings.

Class A Lexington

The Legends gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth and lost 5-4 at Greenville.

Shortstop Raul Mondesi had two hits and scored twice.

Starter Crawford Simmons allowed two runs on four hits in five innings with three walks and five strikeouts. Reliever Ali Williams allowed a run on two hits in two innings (three walks, three strikeouts).

Mark Peterson gave up two runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Rookie Burlington

First baseman Sam Bates had a triple, a homer, three RBIs and scored twice as the Royals beat Bristol 7-3.

Starter Luis Santos, 3-1, gave up two runs on five hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

The White Sox mounted a ninth-inning rally, but Jose Miguel Rodriguez got his second save by striking out both batters he faced.

To reach Pete Grathoff, call 816-234-4330 or send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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