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Tosoni’s Double Wins Futures Game

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The 11th annual Futures Game weathered its first-ever rain delay, but made up for it with impressive displays of speed on the bases and radar guns, not to mention a final-inning comeback. The World built a four-run rally in the top of the seventh around three doubles and two misplays by U.S. defenders, rallying for a 7-5 victory after squandering an early 3-0 lead. Outfielder Rene Tosoni (Twins) earned the game's MVP award with a go-ahead pinch-double against Brad Lincoln (Pirates).

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Futures Pre-Game Notes

John Manuel -

 ST. LOUIS—A few quick observations and reminders from Busch Stadium batting practice: • Follow BA’s coverage here on the prospects blog, but also on Twitter ( Also, I’ll be on […]

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2009 Futures Game Rosters

Madison Bumgarner, lhp Double-A Connecticut (EL) Giants A big lefthander with incredible stuff and the ability to control it? Sounds like one of the best pitching prospects in the game, […]

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International Bonus Babies Flash Skills At Futures Game

Ben Badler and John Manuel -Premium Content

With the Futures Game played this year at Yankee Stadium, Yankees catcher Jesus Montero received plenty of media attention. Montero, who at 18 already is 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, signed with the Yankees in 2006 for $1.65 million.<br/><br/>"Last year was a tough year, but this year I've learned a lot as the season's gone on," Montero said through an interpreter. "Last year I wasn't as close to being as good as I am this year. I learned a lot of stuff about how to call games and stuff like that."

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World Dugout Postscript

John Manuel -

NEW YORK—The list of happenings in Sunday’s Futures Game that got the World Dugout excited can be counted on one hand: • Che-Hsuan Lin’s seventh-inning home run, which accounted for […]

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