Category Archives: 2016 All-Star Game

Ex-Captains catcher Mejia has 46-game hitting streak

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia needed five at-bats and was down two strikes in the last one before he collected his first hit of the game Thursday. The importance of that hit (a double) that nearly didn’t happen? He now has one in … Continue reading

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Maddox maintains BA lead, but Jimenez getting close

The race for this year’s Midwest League batting title is getting close. West Michigan Whitecaps infielder Will Maddox has been hitting for a high batting average all season. He was batting .404 through his first 12 games when he was named … Continue reading

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LumberKings rally in 9th to beat Timber Rattlers

The Clinton LumberKings rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning Friday to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-3. The Timber Rattlers already had a 2-1 lead when they added a run in the top of the 9th inning, … Continue reading

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South Bend slugger shines in All-Star Futures Game

South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez shone in another showcase game Sunday, less than a month after being named the Top Star in this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game. Jimenez didn’t enter the All-Star Futures Game until the 6th inning, … Continue reading

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Jimenez, Mejia, Rios on All-Star Futures Game rosters

Three prospects who played in the Midwest League this year are on the World roster for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (None are on the U.S. roster.) Only one — South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez — currently plays … Continue reading

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