McCarthy helps Javelinas pull away

Rays No. 17 prospect plates two runs, scores another

Joe McCarthy led the International League with six extra-base hits and six runs scored in the Governors' Cup playoffs. (Brian McLeod/

By Staff | October 20, 2018 12:36 AM

Joe McCarthy helped the Arizona Fall League's best team break open a pitchers' duel.

The Rays' No. 17 prospect doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored the other on Friday as Peoria beat Scottsdale, 3-1, for its fourth win in five games.

Gameday box score

McCarthy had one hit in his previous three games but drew three walks and scored a run in Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Scorpions. Facing Scottsdale again, he lined to second base and flied to left in his first two at-bats. But the 2015 fifth-round pick led off the seventh inning with a double, took third on a sacrifice by 19th-ranked Brewers prospect Trent Grisham and trotted home on a two-out triple by Mariners catcher Joe DeCarlo. 

After the Scorpions tied it in the bottom of the inning, McCarthy followed one-out singles in the eighth by Rays No. 9 prospect Lucius Fox and top Brewers prospect Keston Hiura with another double.

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Hiura,'s No. 30 overall prospect, also singled in the sixth and is batting .333 in seven Fall League games, while Fox hiked his average to .419. Mariners left-hander Anthony Misiewicz gave up one hit over four scoreless frames.

No. 3 Reds prospect Taylor Trammell tripled and scored the lone run for the Scorpions, who got four innings of one-hit ball from Phillies right-hander Tyler Viza.

In other AFL action:

Desert Dogs 1, Rafters 0

Sixth-ranked Indians prospect Yu Chang singled twice and scored the game's lone run on a second-inning double by Yankees first baseman Steven Sensley as Glendale snapped a season-opening eight-game losing streak. No. 12 Orioles prospect Ryan McKenna also had a pair of hits for the Desert Dogs, while White Sox left-hander Tanner Banks (1-0) allowed three hits and struck out one over four scoreless innings. Zack Burdi, the No. 17 White Sox prospect, worked a perfect ninth for the save. Twins right-hander Griffin Jax started for Salt River and gave up a run on three hits in three innings. Gameday box score

Saguaros 3, Solar Sox 1

No. 9 Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio singled twice and plated a run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly for Surprise, who scored all three runs without an RBI hit. Cardinals outfielder Lane Thomas drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and second-ranked Royals prospect Khalil Lee added an insurance run on a groundout in the ninth. Top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) is batting an AFL-best .517 and has hit safely in all seven Fall League games after delivering a hit and a walk in four plate appearances. No. 27 Cardinals prospect Conner Greene yielded a hit and two walks while fanning three over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Cubs No. 29 prospect Trent Giambrone opened the scoring with a first-inning solo homer on a two-hit night for Mesa. Gameday box score

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