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Two Royals affiliates get extra-inning walkoff wins

05/24/2014 1:37 AM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

Kenny Diekroeger’s two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday scored Hunter Dozier with the winning run as Class A-Advanced Wilmington beat Frederick 3-2.

The Blue Rocks trailed 2-1 going to the ninth, but Cam Gallagher doubled with one out, Diekroeger walked and Terrance Gore doubled home Gallagher. Despite having runners on second and third with one out, Wilmington was unable to win it in the ninth.

That merely set the stage for the 10th, which Dozier opened with a walk. He took second on a groundout. After a walk to Mark Donato and a pop out, Gallagher walked to load the bases. Diekroeger then singled.

John Walter pitched a scoreless inning and got the win. Starter Miguel Almonte allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. Zeb Sneed pitched four hitless innings, walking one and striking out five.

Dozier and Gallagher each had two doubles, while Diekroeger added two hits. Center fielder Bubba Starling was one for five and now has a 12-game hitting streak.

Other games

Humberto Arteaga’s single scored Mauricio Ramos with the winning run as Class A Lexington walked off with a 6-5 win over Savannah in 13 innings. Ramos singled with one out, took second on a groundout and came home on Arteaga’s hit. Alex Black got the win after allowing one hit in 2 2/3 innings. Starter Luis Santos tossed six innings of shutout ball, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out four. He departed with a 5-0 lead, but Luke Farrell allowed five runs in the seventh inning. Ramos had three hits.

Christian Colon’s two-run single in the seventh inning put Class AAA Omaha ahead to stay in a 3-2 win against Round Rock. Colon’s hit brought home Carlos Peguero and Jesus Flores. Aaron Brooks, 4-1, allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out five and didn’t walk anyone. He allowed two hits and struck out two. Michael Mariot got his second save by pitching two scoreless innings. Mike Moustakas was zero for four. Omar Infante, on a rehab assignment, also was hitless in four at-bats, but he struck out three times.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas reliever Wilking Rodriguez gave up three hits and walked a batter in his one inning of work, but he didn’t allow a run, even though he didn’t get a double play ball. That was the highlight for the Naturals, who lost 12-0 to San Antonio. Rodriguez go out of his inning without allowing a run because a Missions runner was hit by a batted ball. Starter Jason Adam, 0-5, gave up seven runs on 11 hits in four innings. He struck out six. He has a 6.41 ERA. Shortstop Orlando Calixte had three hits.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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