Saturday in the minors: Dwyer roughed up as Omaha falls

Left-hander Chris Dwyer gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings Saturday night as Class AAA Omaha lost 9-4 at home to Las Vegas.

Dwyer struck out six and walked two. He has a 3.10 ERA on the year.

George Sherrill had another bumping outing, giving up two runs on three hits in one inning.

Johnny Giavotella, playing third base, hit a two-run homer, and left fielder Xavier Nady hit a solo shot, but the Storm Chasers had just six hits.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals clubbed three home runs and routed Tulsa 11-4 at home.

Shortstop Orlando Calixte hit a two-run shot in the first inning to start the fun for Northwest Arkansas. First baseman Matt Fields (fourth inning) and center fielder Brett Eibner (seventh inning) also had two-run shots.

Third baseman Angel Franco added a two-run triple. Fields, second baseman Alex McClure and left fielder Roman Hernandez each had two hits, while Eibner scored twice and knocked in three runs.

Brooks Pounders was the beneficiary. He gave up three hits in five scoreless innings and got the win.

High-A Wilmington

Catcher Kenny Swab hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning as the Blue Rocks rallied for a 5-4 victory against Myrtle Beach.

Swab staked Wilmington to a 2-0 lead with a two-run triple in the second inning, but the Pelicans scored a pair in the fourth to tie it and took the lead with a sacrifice fly against starter Kyle Smith in the fifth.

The Blue Rocks tied it 3-3 in their half of the fifth after singles by Jack Lopez and Lane Adams and a Myrtle Beach error.

The Pelicans grabbed a 4-3 lead with a run off Cody Fassold in the sixth, but Swab stroked his two-run shot that proved to be the difference.

Smith gave up three runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

Low-A Lexington

Designated hitter Raul Mondesi, catcher Alex Marquez and shortstop Humberto Arteaga each had two hits as Lexington beat West Virginia 6-4 and salvaged a doubleheader split.

Starter Aroni Nina gave up two runs on four hits in five innings and got his first win of the season.

In the opener, Daniel Stumpf gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits with six strikeouts in pitching a six-inning complete game, but the Legends lost 3-2. The doubleheaders were two seven-inning games.

First baseman Fred Ford hit a two-run homer in the top of the first for the Legends, but it was their only hit of the game. The Power scored one in the second and two in the fifth.