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Gibson rediscovering form in desert
Twins' No. 16 prospect fans eight over five strong innings
10/17/2012 1:44 AM ET
Kyle Gibson leads the AFL with 16 strikeouts in two starts.
Kyle Gibson leads the AFL with 16 strikeouts in two starts. (Dylan Heuer/ Rochester Red Wings)
Peoria 4, Mesa 2

Kyle Gibson, the Twins' No. 16 prospect fanned eight and allowed a run on six hits to improve to 2-0 as the Javelinas held on for their third straight win. Gibson missed most of the regular season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last September. Nick Franklin, MLB.com's No. 29 overall prospect, collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs and Donald Lutz (Reds) posted his fourth multi-hit outing in five games for Peoria. Cubs' top prospect Javier Baez drove in his ninth run for the Solar Sox, tying him for the league lead. Recap | Gameday box score

Surprise 11, Scottsdale 3

Royals prospect Alex McClure doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice out of the ninth spot in the lineup to pace Saguaros' 16-hit attack. Kolten Wong, the Cardinals' No. 4 prospect, continued his scorching start in the AFL by going 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Chris McGuiness slugged his third homer for Surprise. Yankees prospect Dellin Betances fanned two over 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Scorpions. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 3, Phoenix 3 (11 innings)

Rockies prospect Kent Matthes collected a pair of hits, walked twice and scored two runs for the first-place Rafters. Johnny Hellweg fanned and yielded one hit over two shutout innings and Corey Dickerson (Rockies) drove in a run and stole a pair of bases for Salt River. Athletics prospect Yordy Cabrera slugged a two-run homer in his first AFL at-bat for the Desert Dogs. Recap | Gameday box score

Robert Emrich 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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