The United States team used a nine-run sixth inning to easily defeat the World team in the 2012 MLB Futures All-Star Game. The event kicked off the All-Star festivities at Kauffman Stadium with the United States team winning 17-5.
The World team actually got out to an early lead by scoring four runs by the end of the top of the third inning. Three of those four early runs came off of home runs when Texas Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar hit a solo home run in the first, and then Jae-Hoon Ha of the Chicago Cubs hit a two-run home run in the second inning.
World team pitcher Ariel Pena of the Los Angeles Angels gave up eight earned runs in only one-third of an inning pitched in the bottom of the sixth inning, and that sealed the fate for the world team.
The Royals prospects in this game were pitcher Yordano Ventura of the World team, and then on the United States squad was pitcher Jake Odorizzi and outfielder Will Myers.
Ventura got the start for the World team and he pitched just one inning, but he pitched a perfect first inning. Odorizzi earned the start for the United States and he gave up just one hit but it was a home run to Profar, and he also had one strike out. Myers started in the outfield and had a big game by going 2-for-4, earned three RBI and scored a run.
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