Legends win first SAL crown since 2001

Perez snaps ninth-inning tie with sac fly, drives in both runs

The Legends celebrate the second South Atlantic League championship in team history. (Lexington Legends)

By Marisa Ingemi | September 14, 2018 11:30 PM ET

Royals prospect Cristian Perez snapped a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly and Lexington won its first South Atlantic League championship since 2001 with a 2-1 victory over Lakewood.

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Pratto paces Legends into series lead

Royals No. 6 prospect gets two hits, two walks, run in Game 3

Nick Pratto has gone 7-for-17 (.412) in his first postseason games for Lexington. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | September 13, 2018 11:29 PM ET

Kansas City Royals No. 6 prospect Nick Pratto had two hits, walked twice and scored a run as Class A Lexington bested Lakewood, 6-3, in Game 3 of the Sally League Finals.

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Melendez, Legends knot up Sally Finals

Royals No. 5 prospect clubs go-ahead home run, RBI single

MJ Melendez has amassed three RBIs and two runs scored through the first two games of the Championship Series. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | September 11, 2018 11:42 PM ET

Kansas City Royals No. 5 prospect MJ Melendez mashed a homer and an RBI single lift Class A Lexington over Lakewood, 5-2, in Game 2 of the Championship Series.

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BlueClaws rally to stun Legends in Game 1

After three straight long balls in ninth, Stokes delivers RBI single

Nick Maton's game-tying home run in Game 1 of the South Atlantic League Finals was his first since Aug. 25. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun | September 10, 2018 11:39 PM ET

After back-to-back-to-back homers in the ninth inning, Madison Stokes singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th as Class A Lakewood won the opener, 6-5.

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Howard makes history in 'Claws' clincher

Phils No. 18 prospect tosses Lakewood's first playoff no-hitter

Spencer Howard averaged a South Atlantic League-leading 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings this season. (Lakewood BlueClaws)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | September 7, 2018 11:02 PM ET

Phillies No. 18 prospect Spencer Howard pitched the first postseason no-hitter in team history as Lakewood beat Kannapolis, 1-0, to sweep the best-of-3 South Atlantic League semifinals.

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Pratto executes at plate for Lexington

Royals No. 6 prospect homers, steals two bases in semis opener

Nick Pratto compiled a slash line of .322/.394/.518 in the second half of the season for the Legends. (Clinton Riddle)

By Josh Horton | September 6, 2018 12:50 AM ET

Kansas City Royals No. 6 prospect Nick Pratto homered, drove in two and stole two bases in Class A Lexington's 3-1 win over Rome to open the Sally League playoffs.

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Romero undergoes Tommy John surgery

2017 first-rounder made only seven starts this season

Seth Romero has struck out 69 batters over 47 1/3 innings during his two seasons in the Minors. (Rick Nelson/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 3, 2018 1:35 PM ET

Nationals No. 7 prospect Seth Romero could potentially miss the entire 2019 season after the team confirmed he underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last week.

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RiverDogs' Contreras finishes with flourish

Yankees No. 15 prospect throws six scoreless in final '18 start

Roansy Contreras lowered his ERA to 2.42 in 12 starts across two levels this season. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Vincent Lara-Cinisomo | August 31, 2018 11:18 PM ET

Yankees No. 19 prospect Roansy Contreras gave up two hits over six scoreless frames in his final start of the season as Class A Charleston walked off with a 4-3, 10-inning win over West Virginia.

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Golden, Reyes among SAL honorees

Asheville outfielder, Greenville right-hander headline All-Star list

Casey Golden and Denyi Reyes were honored for their first Class A seasons. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com, Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

By Sam Dykstra | August 28, 2018 1:20 PM ET

MVP Casey Golden, Most Outstanding Prospect Oneil Cruz and Most Outstanding Pitcher Denyi Reyes were among those honored as the South Atlantic League named its end-of-season All-Stars.

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Semple simply wonderful in RiverDogs debut

Yankees righty allows two hits, fans career-high 10 in six innings

Shawn Semple was 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA and two saves in two opportunities in the Gulf Coast League last year. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Nathan Brown | August 27, 2018 11:04 PM ET

New York Yankees righty Shawn Semple allowed two hits and struck out a career-high 10 over over six innings as Class A Charleston shut out Columbia, 4-0.

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