In a surprisingly lopsided affair, the United States Futures took care of business against the World Futures 17-5 on Sunday evening at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
The U.S. team took control in a big way when it scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth. After falling behind 4-0 after the first two and a half innings, the U.S. tied the game in the bottom of the third. From there, the rout was on with Nick Castellanos leading the way. The Detroit Tigers prospect had a great day going 3 for 4 with a 3-run home run, scoring three times and knocked in three.
Boston only had one prospect in the game, Xavier Bogaerts who batted fifth and played designated hitter for the World team. Bogaerts went 1 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Perhaps the toughest day was had by Ariel Pena, who pitched one-third of an inning and was tagged for eight earned runs, leaving him with a ERA of 216.00 on the afternoon.
The All-Star festivities will continue tomorrow with the Home Run Derby followed by the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday.