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Wild pitch caps wild win for Class AAA Omaha

Second baseman Johnny Giavotella scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning as Class AAA Omaha won a wild 7-6 game against Nashville on Sunday.

The Storm Chasers led 6-3 in the top of the ninth, but after Ramon Troncoso got the first two outs, he gave up a single, double and then a three-run homer that let the Sounds tie it.

Giavotella led off the 10th inning with a single and took third on Carlos Peguero’s single. Michael Blazek then uncorked a wild pitch and Giavotella ran home with the winning run.

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By PETE GRATHOFF. 0 minutes ago

Easter Sunday lineups: Twins vs. Royals

The Royals look to pick up their sixth consecutive victory, and their second consecutive series sweep, as they face the Twins on Sunday afternoon. The game begins at 1:10 p.m., and can be seen on Fox Sports Kansas City.

Here are the lineups as Yordano Ventura (1-0, 0.69 ERA) faces Phil Hughes (0-1, 7.20 ERA):

TWINS (8-9)

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By ANDY MCCULLOUGH. 9 hours ago

Royals minor-league affiliates wear the collar

Class A-Advanced Wilmington scored three runs in the top of the first inning of the opener of a doubleheader at Myrtle Beach on Saturday, but it all went south from there.

The Pelicans rallied for a 4-3 win in the first game, then took the nightcap 7-2.

Raul Mondesi opened the first game with a single and Bubba Starling followed with a double that brought home Mondesi. Hunter Dozier’s single put runners on the corner and Zane Evans followed with an RBI single. After Johermyn Chavez was hit by a pitch, Jack Lopez’s RBI grounder made it 3-0.

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By PETE GRATHOFF. 21 hours ago

Sulbaran pitches well as Naturals beat Tulsa

J.C. Sulbaran allowed just one run on five hits over six innings Friday night in Class AA Northwest Arkansas’ 6-5 win over Tulsa.

Sulbaran walked two and struck out four. Of his 89 pitches, 55 were for strikes. With the Naturals up 5-1, Noel Arguelles relieved to start the seventh, but his struggles continued. He allowed four runs on three hits with two walks and two wild pitches, while getting just one out. He has a 17.47 ERA after five apperances.

Parker Morin opened the eighth with a single and took second on a sacrifice by Brian Bocock, who reached on an error. Lane Adams reached when his grounder forced Morin at third as Bocock took second.

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