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Moncada blasts a pair for White Sox
MLB.com's No. 2 prospect, Dodgers' Bellinger each plate three runs
03/16/2017 1:26 AM ET
Yoan Moncada tied for 11th in the Minor Leagues with 94 runs scored last season. (Matt York/AP)

White Sox 7, Royals 3 (Box)

Yoan Moncada entered Wednesday's action hitting .200 through 30 at-bats this spring. He ended the afternoon on a much higher note.

MLB.com's No. 2 overall prospect blasted home runs in consecutive at-bats in Chicago's win over Kansas City. The long balls came off a pair of Major Leaguers as the switch-hitting second baseman hit his first off veteran starter Jason Hammel and the second against hard-throwing closer Kelvin Herrera.

Moncada, acquired from the Red Sox in December as part of the return for left-hander Chris Sale, posted a .294/.407/.511 slash line with 15 homers, 45 stolen bases and 94 runs scored across two levels last season.

Fourth-ranked White Sox prospect Reynaldo Lopez started and went 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out three. No. 16 prospect Adam Engel singled and scored out of the leadoff spot, while No. 29 prospect Brian Clark struck out two and walked two in a scoreless inning.

Royals No. 12 prospect Jorge Bonifacio smacked his third Cactus League homer in his lone plate appearance.

Dodgers 12, Mariners 7 (Box)

Los Angeles top propsect Cody Bellinger ripped a two-run single and added a sacrifice fly for his first multi-RBI game in Cactus League play. Mariners No. 2 prospect Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-2 and No. 19 prospect Ben Gamel belted a two-run jack.

Padres, 7, Reds 6 (Box)

Padres No. 3 prospect Hunter Renfroe slugged his first spring homer, a two-run shot off left-hander Cody Reed. Padres No. 27 prospect Allen Cordoba drew three walks and scored a run, while No. 23 prospect Joe Torres tossed a perfect seventh.

Giants 7, Angels 4 (Box)

Giants No. 12 prospect Steven Okert pitched a scoreless ninth for his first spring save, working around one hit.

Rangers 12, Indians 11 (Box)

Rangers No. 4 prospect Ronald Guzman went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored, while 23rd-ranked prospect Drew Robinson singled and scored a run in three at-bats. Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer went 2-for-5 with an RBI and his second stolen base of the spring, while No. 9 prospect Greg Allen had an RBI double and scored twice.

Twins 8, Cardinals 0 (Box)

No. 8 Minnesota prospect Adalberto Mejia was dominant in his first Cactus League start, striking out eight over 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The 23-year-old left-hander scattered four hits and did not walk a batter. Acquired last July from the Giants for Eduardo Nunez, Mejia fanned the last four hitters he faced and lowered his ERA to 0.87 in five Grapefruit League appearances. Twins No. 20 prospect Jake Reed relieved Mejia and struck out the only batter he faced. Daniel Palka (No. 14) went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored, while Zack Granite (No. 22) also walked and scored. Cardinals No. 5 prospect Harrison Bader singled in his only at-bat, raising his spring batting average to .370.

Astros 8, Nationals 2 (Box)

No. 23 Astros prospect James Hoyt fanned two in a perfect ninth inning, lowering his ERA to 2.25 in four spring appearances. Houston's Derek Fisher (No. 4) and J.D. Davis (No. 13) both went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. No. 9 prospect A.J. Cole started for the Nationals and was reached for seven runs on six hits and three walks over 3 2/3 innings. Catcher Pedro Severino (No. 10) went 0-for-2, while Rafael Bautista (No. 13) struck out in his only at-bat.

Red Sox 3, Rays 3 (Box)

No. 4 Red Sox prospect Sam Travis went 2-for-3 with his third homer of the spring, a solo shot, as Boston and Tampa battled to a tie. Travis is batting .321 with eight RBIs in 13 Grapefruit League games. Casey Gillaspie, the Rays' No. 5 prospect, hit his third long ball and top overall prospect Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base for the Red Sox.

Marlins 6, Mets 2 (Box)

Marlins No. 29 prospect Tomas Telis tripled and scored a run in a win over the Mets. Slick-fielding Luis Guillorme (No. 17) singled twice and drove in a run, for the Mets and Tim Tebow recorded his first two-hit game of the spring.

Yankees 3, Phillies 1 (Box)

A day after going 2-for-3 with a homer, Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres doubled and scored in his only at-bat. No. 22 prospect Chad Green allowed a run on one hit and struck out three over three innings to record the save. 

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