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Pillar paces Rafters in wild AFL win
10/18/2012 12:42 AM ET
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



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