The Atlanta Braves are stealing the show in Peoria.Braves No. 9 prospectMax Fried allowed three hits over six scoreless innings on Saturday as the Javelinas rolled past Salt River, 10-1, in Arizona Fall League action. Offensively, Austin Riley -- Atlanta's 10th-ranked prospect -- homered and drove in four runs, while
The Atlanta Braves are stealing the show in Peoria.
Braves No. 9 prospectMax Fried allowed three hits over six scoreless innings on Saturday as the Javelinas rolled past Salt River, 10-1, in Arizona Fall League action. Offensively, Austin Riley -- Atlanta's 10th-ranked prospect -- homered and drove in four runs, while top prospect Ronald Acuña Jr. singled twice and scored twice.
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Fried (3-0) struck out five, walked one and lowered his ERA to 0.47 through four outings with Peoria. In 19 innings, he's given up one run on nine hits and five walks while fanning 23.
The southpaw retired the first seven batters on Saturday before yielding a one-out single to Marlins infielder Peter Mooney in the third. He worked around two errors and a walk to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, then gave up singles to Marlins outfielder Braxton Lee in the fifth and Brewers No. 10 prospectLucas Erceg in the sixth en route to his longest AFL outing.
Fried, the seventh overall pick in the 2012 Draft, has rebounded in the AFL after going 2-11 with a 5.54 ERA over 92 2/3 innings between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett. The 23-year-old made his Major League debut on Aug. 8 and posted a 1-1 record and 3.81 ERA in nine appearances with Atlanta.
Two days after recording the Fall League's first cycle in nine years, Riley smacked a three-run shot in the fourth off Marlins lefty Scott Squier. He has three homers and 13 RBIs in seven games with the Javelinas.
Acuna also continued a solid week, raising his average to .378 in 13 AFL contests. MLB.com's No. 5 overall prospectbelted his second and third long balls on Friday.
Third-ranked Padres prospectLuis Urías chipped in two hits -- including a triple -- and two RBIs for Peoria, while Braves No. 16 prospect Alex Jackson singled twice and plated two runs. The Javelinas have totaled 38 runs in their last three games.
Orioles No. 6 prospectTanner Scott (0-2) got the start for Salt River and surrendered three runs on three hits and three walks while fanning one in three innings.
In other AFL action:
Solar Sox 9, Desert Dogs 6
Mesa overcame a pair of homers from Dodgers No. 30 prospectMatt Beaty as Tigers outfielders Cam Gibson and A.J. Simcox drove in three runs apiece for the Solar Sox. Gibson tripled, doubled and scored twice, while Simcox had a triple, single and a run scored. Top Astros prospectKyle Tucker singled and scored twice and Cubs No. 22 prospectCharcer Burks singled twice, drove in one run and scored another. The homers were the first in the AFL for Beaty, who collected three RBIs and three runs scored. Phillies catcher Edgar Cabral doubled and singled twice, scoring a run for Glendale. Gameday box score
Scorpions 11, Saguros 3
In a game defined by its offense, Yankees No. 4 prospectJustus Sheffield stood out with five scoreless innnings for the Scorpions. The left-hander gave up three hits and struck out six. No. 23 New York prospect Billy McKinney doubled, singled and drove in four runs, Giants No. 8 prospectAramis Garcia mashed a two-run homer and Reds second baseman Brantley Bell doubled and singled three times. Rangers No. 11 prospectYanio Perez and Luis La O hit solo shots for Surprise. Gameday box score