Wilmer Flores Drives In Three, Wins MVP Honors In FSL All-Star Game

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The Florida State League Southern Division all-stars ousted their Northern Division counterparts by scoring three runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to win 6-3 at Charlotte Sports Park, home of the Rays' high Class A affiliate based in Port Charlotte, Fla.

St. Lucie third baseman Wilmer Flores (Mets) went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and three RBIs to win MVP honors for the game. He drove in one run on a single up the middle in the seventh, and then knocked home two on an opposite-field single in the eighth versus Lakeland righthander Bruce Rondon (Tigers). "I've faced him a few times this season and I knew he was going to come with another fastball," Flores told Minor League Baseball. "It was all about squaring it up and putting into play."

Just three batters collected extra-base hits in a game in which 19 of the 51 outs were recorded via strikeout. Dunedin first baseman Jon Talley (Blue Jays) connected for a pair of solo home runs for the Northern Division, pulling both to right field and providing his club with a 2-0 advantage through four innings. Daytona left fielder Nelson Perez (Cubs) doubled for the North, while right fielder Cory Vaughn (Mets) did the same for the South.

Prospect Notes

• Clearwater lefty Jesse Biddle (Phillies) worked around two hits by striking out three batters during his inning of work for the North.

• Representing the home team, Charlotte center fielder and Rays 2011 first-round pick Mikie Mahtook went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI, while lefthander Chris Rearick (Rays) allowed one hit but struck out the side in the ninth to earn the save for the South.

• FSL home run leader Marcell Ozuna (Marlins) of Jupiter went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts as DH for the South.

• Fort Myers shortstop Daniel Santana (Twins) made an impact without recording a hit. Batting out of the ninth spot, he went 0-for-2 with a walk for the South but managed to drive in a run on a fielder's choice, steal two bases and score twice.

• Lakeland right fielder Avisail Garcia (Tigers) won the pre-game home run derby (with eight), and then went 1-for-3 with a walk for the North during the game.

• Tampa righty reliever Mark Montgomery (Yankees) worked to five batters in the seventh, and while he struck out two of them, he also allowed a hit, two walks and three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

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