Northwest Arkansas, the Royals Class AA affiliate, is sizzling. The Naturals won their franchise-best 11th straight by defeating Springfield 8-4 on Wednesday, and Bubba Starling hit a home run for the second straight day.
Starling homered to center in the seventh inning and added a single, raising his average .238 in 11 games.
He had hit two homers in Class A Wilmington before advancing.
Starling got off to a rough start at Northwest Arkansas, hitting .138 in his first eight games. The Royals’ top draft pick in 2011 from Gardner-Edgerton High, is six for 13 in his last three games.