One inning is all it would take for the Portland Beavers to get a come from behind win last night in Omaha against the Royals. The Beavers would send 16 men to the plate in the third, and beat the Royals 13-6. The loss would snap the Royals four game winning streak.
The awful third inning marked the first time Omaha’s pitching staff surrendered ten runs in an inning since May of 2000. The onslaught started against Edgar Osuna, who was shellacked in his second Triple-A start for nine runs on six hits, including three homers. He would not make it out of the third. The Beavers added three more runs with two outs in the third off Devon Lowery, who allowed five singles and a bases-loaded walk.
Portland starter Cesar Ramos picked up the win, after holding the Royals to three runs in five innings. Mike Koplove, making his debut with Portland, would come in and provide two innings of hitless relief.
The Royals and the Beavers will play again tonight as Luis Mendoza will start for Omaha. Portland will