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Almora off to torrid start for Solar Sox
10/11/2013 2:00 AM ET

Two games into the Arizona Fall League, Albert Almora is quickly proving to be a player as hot as the desert.

The Cubs' No. 2 prospect smacked a three-run triple as Mesa routed Salt River, 8-1, on Thursday.

Almora, who finished with two hits in five at-bats and scored twice, cleared the bases with his three-bagger in the top of the five-run Solar Sox ninth inning.

Thursday's performance gave the 2012 first-round pick a .600 average and six RBIs in his first two Arizona Fall League contests. Almora homered and plated three runs in the season opener Tuesday.'s No. 21 prospect is coming off a strong season, his first as a professional. Playing exclusively in Class A Kane County, Almora batted .329 with three homers and 39 runs scored in 61 Midwest Leagues games. He missed the first six weeks of the season with a broken bone in his left hand.

C.J. Cron, the Angels' No. 2 prospect, tied the game, 1-1, with an RBI triple in the fourth -- the first three-bagger in the fall this year, and fellow Angels farmhand Taylor Lindsey drove in two runs. Brian Goodwin, Washington's top prospect, plated a pair of runs

Matt Purke, the Nationals' No. 8 prospect, gave up an unearned run on two hits and fanned two over three innings for Mesa to pick up his first win.

James Ramsey, the Cardinals' No. 10 prospect, was 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the Rafters.

Rays' No. 8 prospect Mike Montgomery was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs on five hits over 1 1/3 innings for Salt River.

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