U.S. Romps In Futures Game
The advance billing for the Futures Game centered around the pitching. Thirteen of the 20 hurlers selected for the midseason prospect classic were first- or supplemental first-round draft picks, including all 10 members of the pitching staff. But it was the hitters who took center stage. The United States won in a 17-5 rout, scoring the most runs ever in the 14-year history of the event. The U.S. offense exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning, which matched the previous single-game record.