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John Lamb has another solid outing at Class AAA Omaha

In his last two starts, Omaha pitcher John Lamb (shown in March during a Cactus League game) has allowed six hits in 13 innings, struck out 17 and walked three. He’s allowed just one unearned run in that time.
In his last two starts, Omaha pitcher John Lamb (shown in March during a Cactus League game) has allowed six hits in 13 innings, struck out 17 and walked three. He’s allowed just one unearned run in that time. The Kansas City Star

Left-hander John Lamb allowed two hits in six scoreless innings Sunday as Class AAA Omaha beat New Orleans 9-2.

Lamb, who struck out six and walked three, threw 100 pitches, 60 for strikes. In his last two starts, Lamb has allowed six hits in 13 innings, struck out 17 and walked three. He’s allowed just one unearned run in that time.

“Not to take anything away from what we’re trying to accomplish here, but I’m just trying to come out here, execute and be the best I can out there on the mound,” Lamb told the Omaha World-Herald.

Pedro Ciriaco had three hits, including a three-run homer, and five RBIs. Christian Colon hit a solo shot off former Royal Donnie Joseph, and Justin Maxwell had four hits and scored three times.

Other games

**J.C. Sulbaran allowed three runs, all unearned, in three innings as Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 3-0 to Springfield. Angel Franco and Max Ramirez each had two hits.

**Michael Antonio grounded out with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning and Class A-Advanced Wilmington’s ninth-inning rally came up just short in a 6-5 loss to Lynchburg. Jared Schlehuber, Daniel Rockett and Bubba Starling each had RBI hits in the ninth. Starling and Rockett each had three hits.

**Class A Lexington had just six hits and was swept in a doubleheader 5-0 and 3-1 at Savannah. Both games were seven innings. Luis Rico allowed five runs (two earned) on eight hits in four innings in the opener. The Legends had one hit. In the nightcap, Fred Ford hit a solo homer in the fifth inning. Starter Matt Alvarez gave up two runs on four hits in four innings.

**Robert Pehl had three hits and three RBIs and Ryan O’Hearn hit his seventh homer, but Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls 13-5 to Great Falls. Brandon Downes also had three hits. Starter Jake Newberry allowed 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings.

**Lee’s Summit native Brandon Dulin hit his fifth homer of the season, helping Rookie Burlington beat Elizabethton 3-1 in the nightcap of a doubleheader. Riley King had two RBIs. Starter Foster Griffin tossed three shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out a pair. The Royals lost the opener 8-0. Scott Blewett took the loss although he allowed two runs (one earned) in two innings.

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