U.S. wins an­other Fu­tures show­down

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL/FOOTBALL -

MIAMI — Hous­ton Astros prospect Derek Fisher scored the first run and hit a tworun dou­ble Sun­day to lead a well-bal­anced United States side past the World team 7-6 in the All-Star Fu­tures Game.

By the fourth in­ning the U.S. team had nine hits, one by ev­ery starter. The World team had only one baserun­ner un­til the fifth, and by then the score was 7-0. The only U.S. player with more than one hit was Miami Mar­lins Class AA in­fielder Brian An­der­son, who went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

An­der­son (Arkansas Ra­zor­backs) started as the des­ig­nated hit­ter for the U.S. and bat­ted sev­enth. He moved to third base in the sev­enth in­ning as a de­fen­sive re­place­ment and is the No. 3 prospect in the Mar­lins or­ga­ni­za­tion ac­cord­ing to MLB. com and is No. 4 by Baseball Amer­ica.

The U.S. team won for the sev­enth time in the past eight years. The show­case of top mi­nor league prospects in­cluded 16 first-round picks.

Brent Honey­well of the Rays, the only pitcher to go more than one in­ning, struck out four in two score­less in­nings and earned the vic­tory and MVP award. He was the first of 10 pitch­ers for the United States, and the group com­bined for 11 strike­outs and walked two.

The World team scored twice in the ninth be­fore A.J. Puk of the Ath­let­ics got the fi­nal out on a ground­out to An­der­son at third for the save.

With the ma­jor league trade dead­line ap­proach­ing, the game drew plenty of scouts, and they saw Fisher walk and score in the first on a sin­gle by Nick Sen­zel of the Reds. Kyle Tucker, also with the Astros, hit an RBI dou­ble.

Chance Sisco of the Ori­oles tripled and scored in the U.S. team’s two-run sec­ond in­ning. Lewis Brin­son of the Brew­ers dou­bled home a run.

Josh Nay­lor of the Padres drove in the World team’s first run with a sin­gle in the fifth. Vladimir Guer­rero Jr. of the Blue Jays, at 18 the youngest player in the game, sin­gled twice and scored twice.

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