Minor League Baseball

 
      === U.S. rallies to take down the World at All-Star Futures Game ===
 
 Phoenix,  AZ (Sports Network)  - Grant Green had two doubles, an RBI and a run
 scored  to earn  the MVP as the  U.S. defeated the World, 6-4, at the All-Star
 Futures Game.
 
 The  U.S. Futures took control of the game early when Jason Kipnis led off the
 bottom of the first with a home run.
 
 With  runners on  the corners  and one  out  in the  second, Wil  Myers hit  a
 grounder  to short  that could have been  an inning ending double play, but he
 hustled  down the line, beating the throw to first and allowing Devin Mesoraco
 to score on the play.
 
 Gary  Brown singled  with two outs in  the fifth, stole second and scored on a
 double by Green to put the U.S. ahead 3-0.
 
 But  the  World Futures rallied  with a  four-run sixth inning against pitcher
 Drew  Pomeranz. Alfredo  Silverio launched a two-run homer and Sebastian Valle
 had an RBI double before Pomeranz was replaced by Kyle Gibson on the mound.
 
 Gibson,  though,  allowed a  run-scoring  triple  to Jurickson  Profar  before
 inducing an inning-ending flyout to Reymond Fuentes, keeping it a 4-3 game.
 
 The  U.S. then put  together a three-run eighth inning for the lead. Green led
 off  the  frame with a  double high off the  center-field wall and Tim Beckham
 followed  with  a double of  his own. Austin Romine  brought in Beckham with a
 two-out single and later scored on a Nolan Arenado double.
 
 Jacob  Turner and  Matt Harvey  combined to  pitch a  perfect ninth  inning to
 preserve the lead.
 
 
 07/10 21:31:43 ET

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