With a runner on and one out in the sixth, Asencio clobbered a two-run homer -- again off Cotton, the Dodgers' No. 25 prospect -- that gave San Antonio the lead. The Missions held onto the one-run margin to improve its record to 39-49.
"He looked like he was seeing the ball really well today," San Antonio hitting coach Morgan Burkhart told MiLB.com. "He's been hot. ... He hadn't been swinging the bat badly -- he just ran into some balls today."
The outfielder has provided a steady bat all season. Monday marked his second two-homer game of the year and he's hitting .287/.323/.419 with eight dingers and 38 RBIs. His outburst against Tulsa helped end a mini-slump, as Asencio had not homered or recorded a multi-hit game since July 2.
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, the 25-year-old has 50 homers and 317 RBIs in his pro career.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.