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Phillies' Collier gets hot in Arizona
'08 first-rounder goes 3-for-5, drives in three runs in Peoria win
10/24/2012 2:16 AM ET
Zach Collier is hitting .345 in nine Arizona Fall League games.
Zach Collier is hitting .345 in nine Arizona Fall League games. (Mark LoMoglio/MiLB.com)
Peoria 7, Scottsdale 2
Zach Collier, Philadelphia's 2008 first-round Draft pick, went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Javelinas over the Scorpions in Peoria. The outfielder is 6-for-10 in his last three games, bringing his Arizona Fall League average to .345 in nine outings. Minnesota's Kyle Gibson moved to 3-0 with the win and lowered his AFL ERA to 0.69, scattering three hits and two walks while fanning three in three innings on his 25th birthday. No. 7 Angels prospect Travis Witherspoon hit his second Fall League homer in the sixth. Cleveland's No. 5 prospect, Ronny Rodriguez, tripled, singled and scored in the loss. Recap | Gameday box score

Phoenix 7, Mesa 7 (11 innings)
Miami outfielder Kyle Jensen whacked a 450-foot grand slam and Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored for the Desert Dogs as they played to a draw with the Solar Sox. Nick Ahmed, Atlanta's 10th-rated prospect, also went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run out of the leadoff spot for Phoenix. No. 17 Tigers prospect Aaron Westlake broke out of a 1-for-25 slump, going 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs for Mesa. The Dodgers' Rafael Ynoa added an inside-the-park home run in the ninth to tie it. Recap | Gameday box score

Surprise 5, Salt River 4 (10 innings)
Kolten Wong, St. Louis' No. 4 prospect, went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Kansas City's Alex McClure went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as Surprise rallied past Salt River to a 10-inning win. No. 3 Nationals prospect Brian Goodwin went 3-for-4 with a home run leading off for the Rafters while No. 12 Nats prospect Matthew Skole smacked his second longball. Washington reliever Ryan Perry started for Salt River and worked four perfect innings, striking out four. Recap | Gameday box score

Jonathan Raymond 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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