Young Angels star in Futures Game
United States team tops error-prone World squad
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.