World half of the second

Chuck Lofgren worked a shutout inning, throwing his fastball consistently at 91-92 mph and using his offspeed stuff much more than the usual Futures Game pitcher. German Duran flied out to deep left field to lead off the inning, then Robinzon Diaz reached down to flare a single over the second baseman’s head. Carlos Gonzalez fouled out to third base, and Freddy Sandoval struck out swinging. The highlight of the inning, however, may have been Lofgren shooing away the pigeon who had taken up residence between the pitcher’s mound and home plate.