Colorado Rockies third base prospect Nolan Arenado delivered an insurance run for the USA Futures team in the bottom of the eighth inning. USA had entered the inning down 4-3, but Grant Green started things with a double to dead center field. But a double by Tim Beckham and an Austin Romine single had put USA up, 5-4.
Arenado fouled off a mid-90s fastball to start his at-bat, but he then came up with an opposite-field double down the right field line to score Romine for the extra run. Arenado had previously grounded out in the sixth inning, his only other at-bat.
Catcher Wilin Rosario started for the World Futures team and went 0-for-2 before Sebastian Valle replaced him midway through the contest.
Arenado is currently playing for Hi-A Modesto and hitting .308 with and .838 OPS and 11 home runs. Wilin Rosario is with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, hitting .249 with a .724 OPS and 12 home runs.
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