Originally written July 14, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
The United States doubled up the World, 4-2, in the MLB Futures Games on Sunday to increase their overall series lead to 9-6. Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson was named the game's Most Valuable Player after clubbing a two-run homer that put the U.S. team ahead for good in the bottom of the fourth. Two Reds prospects played a role in the outcome of the game: center fielder Billy Hamilton for the U.S. squad and right-handed pitcher Carlos Contreras for the World. Hamilton, rated as the top prospect in the organization, got the start in center and batted lead off only to go 0-for-2 with a flyout and a groundout. He was replaced by Twins prospect Byron Buxton in the top of the fifth, however, re-entered the game in the bottom of the eight as a pinch-runner, eventually scoring a run. Contreras entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with the U.S. clinging to a one-run lead. The Dominican native proceeded to allow three hits and an earned run before bein...
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