Cleveland Indians pitching prospects Adam Miller and David Huff combined to toss five one-hit innings as visiting Surprise edged Phoenix, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Miller, who allowed a first-inning single to Chris Getz with one out before retiring eight in a row, fanned two without a walk over three frames in his debut for the Rafters (10-3). The right-hander was 5-4 with 68 strikeouts and a 4.82 ERA over 65 2/3 innings in 19 appearances -- 11 of which were starts for Triple-A Buffalo during the regular season.
Huff fanned three in two perfect innings after replacing Miller to start the fourth. The lefty went 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 11 starts for Class A Advanced Kinston in 2007. He struck out 46 and held opponents to a .251 batting average over 59 2/3 innings.
Royals prospect Nate Hoelscher (1-0) surrendered the tying run on three hits in the eighth but notched the win. Darren O'Day (Angels) picked up his second save after yielding a hit and fanning one in the ninth.
Sean Rodriguez (Angels) singled and scored on a base hit by Chris Dickerson (Reds) in the fifth and snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI double to right field in the ninth.
Getz (White Sox) went 2-for-3 with an RBI single to center in the eighth, snapping a drought of 16 straight scoreless innings for the Desert Dogs (8-4).
Phoenix starter Ryan Mullins (Twins) gave up two hits without a walk and fanned five in three scoreless innings. Bob McCrory (Orioles) was tagged for an unearned run on a hit and two errors for the loss.
Shane Figueroa is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.