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What’s more, Hoskins extended his hitting streak to 12 games with the multi-hit performance — his fourth in his past seven games — which also lifted his season average to .350 through 24 games. He’s accrued 26 hits and 15 RBIs in that span, with 13 walks and 15 strikeouts.
The rest of the best performances from top prospects Tuesday
• No. 15 overall prospect Rafael Devers (Red Sox’s No. 1) had a perfect night at the plate as he went 5-for-5 with two home runs, each of which played a key part in Double-A Portland’s come-from-behind victory over Hartford. It was both the third career five-hit game and the fourth multi-homer game for the 20-year-old, who finished with four runs scored and RBIs.
• No. 51 overall prospect Triston McKenzie (Indians’ No. 3) was a tough-luck loser for Class A Lynchburg despite allowing one unearned run in a career-high seven innings. The 19-year-old right-hander scattered three hits, walked three and fanned seven, with 55 of his 87 pitches going for strikes in the outing.
• No. 58 overall prospect Isan Diaz (Brewers’ No. 5) bumped his home run total to five by going deep in a third straight game for Class A Advanced Carolina. The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .388 (19-for-49) with 10 extra-base hits and 15 RBIs during his current 12-game hitting streak, during which he’s raised his season average from .208 to .299.
• No. 61 overall prospect Luke Weaver (Cardinals’ No. 3) fired six scoreless frames, allowing three hits and striking out five, for Triple-A Memphis in his first start since returning from the disabled list. The 23-year-old righty has been out since April 6, when he left his Opening Day start for the Redbirds after just two innings due to a right hand/wrist injury.
• No. 90 overall prospect Cal Quantrill (Padres’ No. 2) racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts in six innings for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Four of those strikeouts came against rehabbing big leaguers, as Quantrill fanned Logan Forsythe three times and Joc Pederson once. Overall, the 2016 first-rounder allowed two earned runs on seven hits and one walk before departing after 91 pitches (60 strikes).
• No. 93 overall prospect Matt Chapman (A’s No. 4) hit a pair of home runs, his first two of the season, and finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs in Triple-A Nashville’s shutout against Round Rock. Prior to that, Chapman had been mired in a 3-for-26 slump since returning from a stint on the disabled list for a left wrist injury.
• Blue Jays’ No. 16 prospect Ryan Borucki struck out eight of the 11 batters he faced in 3 2/3 perfect frames for Class A Advanced Dunedin. It was the best start of the season for the 23-year-old left-hander, who lowered his ERA from 6.52 to 5.48.
• Pirates’ No. 11 prospect Gage Hinsz got back on track to record his first win of the season for Class A Advanced Bradenton. The 21-year-old righty completed a season-high seven innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts and 11 ground-ball outs. He’s allowed two earned runs in 13 innings across his past two starts.
• Rays’ No. 29 prospect Genesis Cabrera was at his best as Class A Advanced Charlotte shut out Lakeland, 2-0. The left-hander permitted just two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings, matching his career high, and he established a season-best with five strikeouts. Cabrera, 20, has allowed three earned runs in 24 innings in his past four turns for the Stone Crabs.
• Red Sox’s No. 11 prospect Brian Johnson tossed eight dominant innings, allowing one earned run on two hits, to pace Triple-A Pawtucket in a 3-1 win over Syracuse. The 6-foot-4 lefty, who picked up his first big league win in a spot start for the Red Sox last month, threw 67 of his 100 pitches for strikes, stiking out six and walking a pair.
• Twins’ No. 10 prospect Lewin Diaz hit solo home runs in his first two at-bats, though it was his three-run double in the bottom of the seventh that ultimately gave Class A Cedar Rapids a 7-3 edge over Lake County. He’s hitting .267 with three homers and 14 RBIs through 23 games.
• White Sox No. 10 prospect Dane Dunning outdueled McKenzie to record the win in his debut for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. The 22-year-old righty, acquired from Washington in December in the Chris Sale trade, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five in five scoreless innings, throwing 47 of his 75 pitches for strikes. He’s now 3-0 in five starts, with a 0.29 ERA, .148 batting average against and 38-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 31 innings.
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