If he All Star Futures Game Sunday was a sign of things to come, the National League has great power on the way. Four players homered in an 8-3 win over La American league, who had just one hit in the first six innings before finally breaking through in the seventh set.
Brennen Davis (No. 2 Chicago Cubs prospect, No. 45 MLB, according to MLB Pipeline) went safety twice, while Jose Barrero (No. 4 Cincinnati Reds prospect, No. 85 MLB), Michael Toglia (No. 3 of the Colorado Rockies) and Francisco Álvarez (New York Mets No. 1, MLB No. 34) also hit a home run in the victory of those led by the Mexican Vinny Castilla:
After the two teams played tied in 2019 in the first game since the format changed from United States vs Rest of the World, the National League became the first team to win in the league vs. league matchup.
Barrero’s one-out home run in the first inning off American League starter Cole Winn (No. 3 Texas Rangers) put the National League on the board, while Toglia hit a two-run homer off of Cole Ragans. Texas, a former prospect announced that he is returning from a couple of elbow surgeries.
That explosion sparked a four-run mark for the National League, as Nolan Gorman (St. Louis Cardinals No. 2) doubled for one run and Luis Campusano (San Diego Padres No. 3) capped the inning with a sacrifice fly. .
Davis’ solo shot in the fourth off Josh Winder (Minnesota Twins No. 12) extended the NL lead to 6-0:
With two runners on base and two outs in the fifth, Cade Cavalli (Washington Nationals No. 1, MLB No. 77) fanned Jasson Dominguez (New York Yankees No. 1, MLB No. 24) on a high straight of 99.6 mph, turning off those of the American League. the best chance in a rally.
Cavalli was one of five pitchers to pitch a scoreless inning for the National League, joining starter Matthew Liberatore (No. 1 St. Louis Cardinals, No. 27 MLB), Andre Jackson (No. 27 Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Lodolo (No. 1 Cincinnati Reds, No. 43 MLB) and Mexico’s Manuel Rodriguez of the Chicago Cubs.
Davis hit his second home run of the day in the sixth, and like Alvarez, he actually went back to back, to put an exclamation point on the NL win.
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The American League tried to rebound from the sizable deficit, scoring three times in the seventh on a two-run double by Jeter Downs (No. 2 Boston Red Sox, No. 35 MLB) and an RBI hit by Austin Martin (Blue Jays). Toronto No. 2, MLB No. 16). Coors Field in Denver, Colorado received this match.