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Watkins gets right to work in AFL
Cubs prospect goes 3-for-5, homers in fifth Fall League game
11/11/2012 1:08 AM ET
Logan Watkins led the Southern League with 93 runs scored.
Logan Watkins led the Southern League with 93 runs scored. (Adam Kline/Tennessee Smokies)
Mesa 11, Peoria 8
Logan Watkins, the Cubs' Minor League Player of the Year, went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored in his fifth Arizona Fall League game as the Solar Sox won their fourth straight. Astros' No. 3 prospect George Springer recorded his second straight three-hit game, drove in two runs and scored twice for Mesa. Jeudy Valdez (Padres) smacked a two-run homer, doubled and scored three times for Peoria. Recap | Gameday box score

Scottsdale 4, Surprise 3
Pirates farmhand Kyle Kaminska allowed an unearned run on four hits over five innings to lower his Fall League ERA to 1.61 as the Scorpions held off the Saguaros. Yankees' No. 5 prospect Slade Heathcott went 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI out of the leadoff spot for Scottsdale, extending his hitting streak to six games. Rangers prospect Chris McGuiness doubled and drove in two runs for Surprise, giving him a league-leading 23 RBIs in 20 games. Recap | Gameday box score

Salt River 11, Phoenix 5
White Sox's No. 18 prospect Andre Rienzo struck out four and allowed two runs on three hits over an AFL season-high five innings for the first-place Rafters. Blue Jays prospect and Midwest League MVP Kevin Pillar went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored Salt Lake, which took advantage of six errors. Marlins top prospect Christian Yelich delivered a two-run double for the Desert Dogs. Recap | Gameday box score

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