The Royals’ Class AA affiliate, Northwest Arkansas, will open the Texas League Championship Series on Tuesday night.
Bubba Starling is a big reason why the Naturals advanced out of the first round. Starling’s two-run homer helped on Friday helped Northwest Arkansas finish off a three-game sweep of Arkansas:
Starling also walked twice and stole a pair of bases.
The celebration tasted sweet.
The Naturals will face Midland, which is part of Oakland’s minor-league system. Wouldn’t you know it? Sean Manaea is starting for Midland on Tuesday night.