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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. 29 minutes 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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yesterday

Friday’s Royals lineup vs. the Twins

The Royals return home Friday night for a brief three-game home stand against the Minnesota Twins. Here are the lineups as Royals lefty Jason Vargas, 1-0, takes on the Twins’ Ricky Nolasco, 1-1. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. and the game can be see on Fox Sports KC.

Royals, 7-7

1. Nori Aoki, RF

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By BLAIR KERKHOFF. yesterday

Royals call up outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Omaha

The Royals added at bat to the roster when they recalled Jimmy Paredes from Class AAA Omaha to replace outfielder Jarrod Dyson, who was placed on the bereavement list because of a death in the family.

In 11 games at Omaha, Paredes was hitting .319 and slugging .417 with one home run.

Parades has played in 118 major-league games, all with the Astros. He has played left field, right field, second base and third base in his career.

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By BLAIR KERKHOFF. yesterday

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