All three Twins prospects in the annual “Fall-Star Game” made a contribution toward the West’s 9-2 victory Saturday in Surprise (Ariz.) Stadium, with righthander Alex Meyer collecting the victory by pitching three scoreless innings.
Using all four of his pitches and a fastball that was clocked in the mid-90s, Meyer gave up three hits and walked one as the West’s starter. But Meyer, who posted a 2.99 ERA with Class AA New Britain last summer, struck out three and didn’t allow a run to a team of some of the game’s top minor league players at the Arizona Fall League.
Center fielder Byron Buxton, the Twins’ top prospect, singled, walked, reached on an error on a sharply hit grounder, stole a base and scored a run in five plate appearances. Second baseman Eddie Rosario entered the game in the fifth inning and went 1-for-2, beating out an infield hit and scoring a run.
Texas first baseman Brett Nicholas and Seattle outfielder Stefen Romero each homered twice before a Fall League-record crowd of 6,529, which included Twins General Manager Terry Ryan and about 150 scouts from around baseball.
|Toronto - LP: A. Loup||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Outman||6|
|LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde||4|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||3|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Maness||2||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: R. Soriano||3|
|Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez||2|
|NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell||1|
|Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes||8||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura||3|
|Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey||8||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson||16||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr.||2|
|Houston||1||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Philadelphia||5||Bottom 6th Inning|
|San Francisco||4||Top 8th Inning|
|Arizona||1||Top 8th Inning|
|Baltimore - U. Jimenez||6:05 PM|
|Boston - J. Peavy|
|Tampa Bay||6:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||9:00 PM|