Dominguez, Wallner homer in Futures Game, AL beats NL 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York Yankees prospects Jasson Dominguez and Matt Wallner of Minnesota hit two-run homers in the third inning, leading the American League over the National 6-4 on Saturday in the annual Futures Game of the best hopes.

Dominguez, 19, the second-youngest prospect in the game behind Miami pitcher Eury Pérez, tied the score 3-3 with his drive on a letter slider from San Francisco’s Kyle Harrison, who took the loss. Wallner hit three batters later as he hung the lead for a 5-3 lead.

Oakland’s Shea Langeliers, selected the game’s MVP, added a solo homer in the fourth on a suspended substitution from Atlanta’s Jared Shuster

Jack Leiter, son of former major league pitcher Al Leiter, pitched a fourth 1-2-3. Selected second overall by Texas in last year’s draft, Leiter hit 97.5 mph.

Darren Baker, son of Houston manager Dusty Baker, came in the fifth and hit a one-liner that Chicago White Sox center back Oscar Colas grabbed with a somersault catch.

Toronto’s Yosver Zulueta hit a batter and picked up the win, pulling out Francisco Álvarez of the Mets on a ground ball that ended the third.

The teams played at Dodger Stadium, three days before the All-Star Game was held at the park.

Milwaukee’s Joey Wiemer hit a ninth-inning sacrificial fly that Oakland’s Denzel Clark caught against the eight-pitch wall. Ken Waldichuk of the Yankees got the stoppage by pulling Jackson Chourio of the Brewers on a flyout.

The players, thrilled to be in a big league ballpark, watched while suspended above the railings of the dugout. Agent Scott Boras and his staff filled the front row one section behind home plate.

Dodgers right-hander Bobby Miller struck out three in the first on two substitutions and a curveball.

Cardinals shortstop Masyn Winn went 100.5 mph at first to knock out Houston’s Yainer Diaz in the second inning, faster than any pitch in a big league game since Statcast began in 2015 The big league record is 97.8 mph by Oneil Cruz of Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Texas prospect Dustin Harris had an RBI single in the first against Miller, but the NL took a 3-1 lead in the second after the Dodgers’ Diego Cartaya hit a two-out fly to the warning lane at the Center field was dropped by Dominguez on the warning lane for a two-run error. San Diego’s Robert Hassell III followed with an RBI single that chased Hunter Brown.

Cleveland’s George Valera ran into deep left to deny Hassell an extra base hit in the first.


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