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U.S. tops World 6-4 in All-Star Futures Game

Jul 10, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

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The U.S. squad received scoreless performances from nine of its 10 pitchers and got a homer from Indians prospect Jason Kipnis in winning the All-Star Futures Game 6-4 on Sunday.

Kipnis homered to start the bottom of the first of Braves phenom Julio Teheran, and the U.S. went on to build a 3-0 lead through five before the World Team touched Cleveland’s Drew Pomeranz for four runs in the sixth.

Keying the World rally were a two-run homer from Dodgers prospect Alfredo Silverio and an RBI triple from the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar.  Pomeranz was unable to finish the sixth, making way for the Twins’ Kyle Gibson after giving up three hits and a walk.

The U.S. came back to win by scoring three times in the eighth.  Grant Green, who took over for Kipnis at second base, drove in a run with his second double in two at-bats and was named the game’s MVP afterwards.

Phillies prospect Jarred Cosart picked up the win after striking out two in a perfect eighth.  The Mets’ Matt Harvey retired the only batter he faced in the ninth for the save.

Bryce Harper, the prospect most were there to see, played the whole game, only to end up 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

The Rays’ Matt Moore, who was picked over Teheran as the game’s top pitching prospect by Baseball America last week, put on the best show of all the premium arms.  He was consistently in the high-90s while throwing a perfect fourth.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 10, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    Harper, not completely unexpectedly, looked over matched against the better pitchers and tried to channel his inner Dave Parker in the outfield, unsuccessfully. One can see his talent a mile away though. For the Phillies perspective: Cosart looked good, 96-98 with a curve and change up. Easy to see why they are so high on him. I like the young catcher Valle too. I’ve not seen him play before. He is listed at 6’1″, 170 lbs so I was expected a scrawny kid. Far from it. He had massive forearms and has a build that will add power as he ages.

  2. macjacmccoy - Jul 10, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    A Phillies starter gets a win. Shocking.

    Kidding aside I love the young arms the Phillies have coming up. Cosart, Colvin, Biddle, Ramirez, and De Fractus all have alot promise. They seem to be set for a long time in the pitching department if they dont trade these kids away. Which if recent history tells you anything is a big if.

  3. reptar24 - Jul 11, 2011 at 4:41 AM


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