Young An­gels star in Fu­tures Game

United States team tops er­ror-prone World squad

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

ANA­HEIM, Calif. — Hank Conger hit a three-run homer and the United States, boosted by a pair of An­gels up-and­com­ers, snapped a three-year los­ing streak in the Fu­tures Game with a 9-1 win over the World squad Sun­day.

Eric Hos­mer (Roy­als) dou­bled among his four hits and drove in two runs for the U.S. team in a game show­cas­ing top prospects from all of base­ball’s mi­nor leagues — fea­tur­ing 50 play­ers rep­re­sent­ing 10 coun­tries.

The World team com­mit­ted four er­rors, twice al­low­ing 18year-old An­gels prospect Mike Trout to reach base. Trout, the youngest player par­tic­i­pat­ing, dou­bled in the eighth and showed off some speed that could have him play­ing on this very field at An­gel Sta­dium in a few years.

Des­mond Jen­nings (Rays) added an RBI sin­gle and scored three runs, and Austin Romine (Yan­kees) dou­bled in a run for the U.S. Hank Conger is con­grat­u­lated by team­mates af­ter hit­ting a three­run home run dur­ing the All-Star Fu­tures Game on Sun­day.

Tan­ner Schep­pers (Rangers) hit 101 mph on the radar gun with a pitch in the ninth in­ning. in­el­i­gi­ble to play in Tues­day night’s game. All-Stars CC Sa­bathia of the Yan­kees and Trevor Cahill started Sun­day, leav­ing them out.

Weaver, whose An­gels are host­ing the All-Star game, also started Sun­day so he can’t play, but he can take part in the fes­tiv­i­ties and be an­nounced to the home crowd.

Ver­lan­der be­came a three­time All-Star. He is 11-5 for Detroit. Bai­ley has 17 saves for Oak­land.

Jae C. Hong

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