Keeping pace with the white-hot St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central, the Chicago Cubs picked up a walk-off win at home Saturday night, thanks to an RBI single by Starlin Castro.
Seven Tennessee Smokies players were named to the Southern League All-Star Team, including top Chicago Cubs prospects such as Kyle Schwarber.
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Speaking of standout young talent, the Cleveland Indians promoted top prospect Francisco Lindor, who will make his big league debut on Sunday.
Lindor, who is a consensus Top 10 prospect, is batting .279/.346/.398 with the Indians’ Triple-A club this season. He’s known more for his prowess with the glove and for his speed than his bat, but he still has a very high upside.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins called up Byron Buxton, who will also make his Major League debut on Sunday – meaning all of MLB.com’s Top 5 preseason prospects are now with their prospective big league clubs.
Here are the latest stories from around the world of Major League Baseball:
“Castro lifts Cubs to walk-off victory” – Cubbies Crib
“Twins promote Byron Buxton to bigs” – Puckett’s Pond
“Tribe beats Tigers in return of Verlander” – Wahoo’s on First
“Seven Smokies named to the All-Star team” – Cubbies Crib
“Reynolds’ homer lifts Cards to win” – Redbird Rants