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Skipworth sparks Saguaros in slugfest
Marlins catching prospect goes 3-for-4 with homer, two RBIs
10/22/2011 1:58 PM ET
Kyle Skipworth was selected sixth overall by the Marlins in the 2008 Draft.
Kyle Skipworth was selected sixth overall by the Marlins in the 2008 Draft. (Tony Farlow/MiLB.com)
Surprise 13, Scottsdale 8
Former first-round pick Kyle Skipworth (Marlins) went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored as the Saguaros became the second team in as many days to score seven times in the opening inning. Rangers prospects Mike Olt and Ryan Strausborger combined for three hits, including a pair of doubles, and seven RBIs for Surprise. Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox's No. 4 prospect, homered and drove in three runs for Scottsdale. Recap | Gameday box score

Mesa 5, Phoenix 1
Twins right-hander Cole DeVries allowed two hits over four innings to extend his scoreless streak to eight and improve to 2-0 in the Arizona Fall League. Fellow Minnesota prospect Brian Dozier and Cubs farmhands Junior Lake and D.J. LeMahieu had two hits apiece and combined to drive in four runs. Reds prospect Cody Puckett tripled in the eighth and scored the Desert Dogs' lone run on a single by Ryan Ortiz (A's). Ronnier Mustelier (Yankees) had Phoenix's only two-hit performance and raised his batting average to .389. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 2, Peoria 1
After yielding 12 runs -- 10 earned -- over his first 9 2/3 innings, D-backs prospect Charles Brewer allowed one run on five hits over 4 1/3 frames to earn his first AFL win. He struck out six and walked one. Fellow Arizona Minor Leaguer Ryan Wheeler, combined with Tim Wheeler (Rockies) to knock in both of the Rafters' runs. Kentrail Davis homered to provide the offense for the Javelinas. Recap | Gameday box score

David Heck is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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