Whit Merrifield has four hits as Omaha wins at Oklahoma City

Whit Merrifield had four hits, including two doubles, scored three runs and stole a base, helping Class AAA Omaha to a 7-4 victory at Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Merrifield, raised his average to .386, was one of four Storm Chasers with a multiple hits. Designated hitter Carlos Peguero had three hits, including a solo shot.

Starter Aaron Brooks, 7-2, allowed four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out four. Casey Coleman pitched two shutout innings and Tim Collins got his first save after retiring all four batters he faced, including three via strikeout.

Other games

**After being no-hit in consecutive games, Class A-Advanced Wilmington had six hits, but still lost 4-2 at Salem. Daniel Rockett had two hits, including a double. Starter Jonathan Dziedzic, 5-5, gave up four runs on six hits in five innings.

**Lane Adams hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, but Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 5-3 at Frisco. Starter Sam Selman, 3-5, gave up three runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three. Noel Arguelles pitched two shutout innings. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last six outings, covering 7 1/3 innings.

**Dexter Kjerstad hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, but there was nothing dramatic about it as it merely made the scoreline a bit easier to take for Class A Lexington, which lost 11-3 to Augusta. Starter Luis Rico, 2-6, gave up six runs on five hits and three walks in five innings. He also struck out five.

**Erik Skoglund, the Royals’ third-round pick in this month’s draft, allowed three runs on on three hits in 1 1/3 innings in his second start as Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls lost 6-3 to Grand Junction. Right fielder Alexis Rivera hit a solo homer, while catcher Pedro Gonzalez and center fielder Desmond Henry each had two hits.

**Meibrys Viloria hit a three-run homer in the second inning and Rookie Burlington beat Greeneville 5-1. Starter Yunior Marte gave up one run in four innings, Robinson Yambati pitched a perfect inning and Julio Pinto, 2-0, had four scoreless frames, allowing a hit and walking three.