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Pillar paces Rafters in wild AFL win
Kaminska tosses five shutout frames as Scorpions end skid
10/18/2012 12:42 AM ET
Kevin Pillar hit .323 with six homers and 91 RBIs across two levels this year.
Kevin Pillar hit .323 with six homers and 91 RBIs across two levels this year. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)
Salt River 12, Peoria 9

Midwest League MVP Kevin Pillar drove in two runs, stole two bases -- including home -- and scored twice as the Rafters overcame a six-run deficit to defeat Peoria, 12-9. Pillar, a Blue Jays prospect, went 3-for-5 and was one of three Salt River hitters with more than one RBI. Anthony Rendon, the Nationals' top prospect, drove in three runs, while Chris Owings (D-Backs) collected three doubles and a pair of RBIs for the Rafters. Reds' top prospect Billy Hamilton stole three bases and scored twice for the Javelinas, despite going 0-for-3. Mike Zunino, the Mariners' No. 4 prospect, slugged a three-run homer in the first and is second in the AFL with seven RBIs. Recap | Gameday box score

Scottsdale 5, Mesa 2

Pirates farmhand Kyle Kaminska gave up three hits over five scoreless innings and Ricky Oropesa (Giants) launched a two-run homer as the Scorpions halted a three-game slide. The Solar Sox managed only three hits until the ninth, when reliever Vic Black (Pirates) walked the bases loaded and surrendered a two-run single to Orioles' No. 12 prospect L.J. Hoes. Giants left-hander Dan Runzler replaced Black and struck out Astros' No. 3 prospect George Springer to end the game and notch his first Fall League save. Recap | Gameday box score

Surprise 7, Phoenix 3

Cardinals prospect Seth Blair struck out five over 3 1/3 scoreless innings and the Saguaros scored four runs on bases-loaded walks and two more on throwing errors against sloppy Phoenix. Dustin Lawley (Mets) produced the game's only homer, slugging a two-run shot in the seventh, while Rangers infielder Hanser Alberto went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored for Surprise. Hak-Ju Lee, MLB.com's No. 32 overall prospect, singled in a run in fifth and fellow Rays farmhand Kevin Kiermaier scored twice for the Desert Dogs. Recap | Gameday box score

Zack Cox 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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