Hamilton has his legs back under him

Cincy's top prospect races for his second triple of the spring

By MiLB.com Staff | March 18, 2013 9:43 PM ET

Night Games

Reds 4, Rockies 3 Box »

Billy Hamilton (CIN No. 1): Batting for center fielder Chris Heisey in the eighth inning, Reds' top prospect Hamilton legged out a three-bagger and scored on following batter Devin Lohman's sacrifice fly. Hamilton, making his third appearance since being sidelined with a left hamstring strain on March 8, raised his average to .174 through 12 Cactus League outings. Monday's triple was his second of the spring. MLB.com's No. 11 prospect recorded his first in his return from injury against San Francisco on Saturday.
Nolan Arenado (COL No. 2): 0-for-2, 2 K
Charlie Culberson (COL No. 14): 0-for-3, K
Corey Dickerson (COL No. 16): 0-for-1

Rangers 8, Royals 2 Box »

Mike Olt (TEX No. 2): 1-for-2, K
Donnie Joseph (KC No. 7): 1 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP

Early-Afternoon Games

Marlins 6, Twins 2 (5 innings) Box »

Christian Yelich, Miami's top hitting prospect, is expected to begin the season with Double-A Jacksonville, but he's not making it easy for the Marlins to send him down. The 21-year-old outfielder smacked his fifth home run of the spring -- and fourth in his last eight games -- in Miami's rain-shortened 6-2 win over the Twins. Through 19 Grapefruit League games, Yelich has posted a .359/.457/.795 line.

Christian Yelich (MIA No. 2): 2-for-3, HR, RBI, K, CS
Aaron Hicks (MIN No. 6): 0-for-2, BB, R

Braves 17, Phillies 10 Box »

It was an up-and-down day for prospect Darin Ruf in the Phillies' 17-10 loss to the Braves on Monday afternoon. With wind creating havoc for fielders, Justin Upton's first inning shot went off Ruf's glove and over the fence for the first of his two homers. Ruf bounced back with a pair of doubles and an RBI in five at-bats, but Atlanta's four long balls proved too much for the Phillies to overcome.

Darin Ruf (PHI No. 16): 2-for-5, 2 2B, RBI, 2 R, 2 K

Tigers 5, Nationals 1 Box »

Bruce Rondon (DET No. 2): 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 1 BB, W
Tyler Collins (DET No. 6): 0-for-0, BB, RBI, R
Jeff Kobernus (DET No. 16): 0-for-2, K

Mets 3, Cardinals 2 Box »

Travis d'Arnaud (NYM No. 1): 2-for-3, 2B, 2 R
Oscar Taveras (STL No. 1): 2-for-4, RBI
Kolten Wong (STL No. 5): 0-for-1
Matt Adams (STL No. 6): 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R, E

Pirates 4, Red Sox 3 Box »

Jackie Bradley (BOS No. 2): 1-for-3, BB, R
Bryan Morris (PIT No. 14): 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 K, 0 BB, SV

Late-Afternoon Games

D-backs 5, Dodgers 3 Box »

Didi Gregorius (ARI No. 3): 1-for-2, R
Adam Eaton (ARI No. 5): 2-for-2, 3B, RBI, R, Assist
Nick Ahmed (ARI No. 7): 1-for-1
A.J. Pollock (ARI No. 8): 1-for-2, R
Evan Marzilli (ARI No. 17): 0-for-2, K
Paco Rodriguez (LAD No. 13): 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 K
Blake Smith (LAD No. 20): 0-for-1

Cubs 5, Padres 2 Box »

Javier Baez (CHC No. 1): 0-for-4, RBI, 2 K
Jorge Soler (CHC No. 3): 0-for-4, K

Mariners 6, A's 5 Box »

Mike Zunino (SEA No. 3): 0-for-1
Stephen Pryor (SEA No. 6): 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K
Brad Miller (SEA No. 8): 1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Indians 4, Brewers 2 Box »

Chris McGuiness (CLE No. 14): 0-for-2, K
Scott Barnes (CLE No. 15): 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, BB, 2 K
Logan Schafer (MIL No. 12): 1-for-4, R
Khris Davis (MIL No. 16): BB
Caleb Gindl (MIL No. 18): 0-for-2, K

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