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Saturday's AFL roundup

Saturday's Arizona Fall League roundup

Desert Dogs 11, Rafters 2
Athletics prospect James Simmons tossed three scoreless innings and Phoenix used a pair of five-run outbursts to post its fourth straight win. The former first-round pick yielded a pair of singles and two walks while striking out two. Orioles Minor League Brandon Snyder gave the Desert Dogs a quick lead with a run-scoring single in the first, then delivered another RBI base hit in a five-run ninth. Jeff Bianchi, the Royals' second-round pick in the 2005 Draft, went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Rafters, who had their season-opening four-game winning streak snapped. Box score | Game story

Javelinas 9, Scorpions 5
Coming off a breakout season in the California League, Padres prospect Joe Dunigan fell a triple shy of the cycle, drove in two runs and scored twice as Peoria rolled to its third consecutive victory. C.J. Retheford continued his sizzling fall with three hits and two RBIs and fellow White Sox prospect Jordan Danks also drove in a pair of runs for the Javelinas. Converted infielder Travis Schlichting (Dodgers) struck out four and walked three over 2 2/3 hitless innings for the win. Diamondbacks prospect Pedro Ciriaco went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Scottsdale. Box score | Game story

Solar Sox 6, Saguaros 4
Florida State League All-Star Steve Singleton capped a five-run seventh inning with a three-run homer as Mesa rallied past winless Peoria. The Twins prospect followed a two-run blast by Welington Castillo (Cubs) with his first AFL homer as the Solar Sox erased a 4-1 deficit. Futures Game participant Mike Stanton (Marlins) added a solo shot to help Mesa end a three-game slide. Reds outfield prospect Chris Heisey went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored to raise his average to .533 for the Saguaros. Box score | Game story

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