Miranda picks up where he left off

Miranda resumes AFL dominance

Juan Miranda didn't waste any time reminding everyone how well he hits in the Arizona Fall League.

The Yankees prospect went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, falling a triple shy of the cycle in his fall season debut to pace the unbeaten Peoria Javelinas to a 6-4 victory over the Phoenix Desert Dogs on Thursday.

Miranda, who hit .295 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 16 runs scored in 22 games with Peoria in 2007, got an early jump on building his fall numbers this year. The left-handed hitting Cuban first baseman singled and scored in the second inning, ripped a leadoff double in the third and tripled and scored in the sixth.

With a chance to complete a natural cycle, Miranda connected for a one-out RBI double in the eighth to give the Javelinas (3-0) a 6-1 cushion.

Miranda hit .287 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 99 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season before making his Major League debut in September. He batted .400 with a double and an RBI in five contests with the Yankees.

The 25-year-old slugger wasn't alone in leading Peoria to its third straight win. Carlos Triunfel doubled twice, drove in a run and scored once and fellow Mariners prospect Greg Halman collected two hits, two runs scored and an RBI.

Milwaukee farmhand Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) made the most of his first AFL start, yielding a run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over three strong innings.

Sean Doolittle went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored and fellow Athletics prospect Josh Donaldson also had two hits for the Desert Dogs (1-2).

Phoenix starter Jeff Manship (0-1) of the Twins organization surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on four hits with three strikeouts over three innings.

Desert Dogs reliever Casey Weathers (Rockies) left the game with one out in the eighth with an apparent elbow injury.

John Torenli is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.