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Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber Leads U.S. To Future’s Game Win



Every year one of the All-Star Game’s festivities is the Future’s Game where the best of the best in the Minor Leagues compete with a team from the United States against a team which features players from around the World.

With the 2015 season so far being dubbed the “Year Of The Prospect”, this year’s Future’s Game gained a lot more attention as fans wanted to get a closer look at some of the best talent in the Minors that will soon be in the Major Leagues.

Last year’s roster included names such as Noah Syndergaard, Carlos Correa, Joey Gallo, Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor, all of which have made an impact in the MLB this season.

Team United States made a huge splash as they took the 10-1 win over the the World Team, for the sixth consecutive year, on Sunday afternoon at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.

Although the World Team took a one run lead, it was a RBI single by the Phillies’ J.P. Crawford that tied the game at one run a piece. But, it was Chicago Cubs’ catcher Kyle Schwarber hitting a two run triple in the third inning that would give the United States the 3-1 lead.

Schwarber, the second best prospect in the Cubs’ farm system was the fourth overall draft pick in the 2014 MLB Draft while playing at Indiana University. Schwarber was also  named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Future’s Game.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman Josh Bell hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to add to the United States’ lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Texas Rangers’ Nick Williams hit a RBI single to center to send home Kyle Waldrop of the Reds. Mets’ outfielder Brandon Nimmo also hit a RBI single  in the sixth which sent home the Athletics’ Matt Olson. But, they weren’t done just yet as the Rockies’ Trevor Story hit a RBI double and then a two run double by the Nats’ Trea Turner for the 10-1 ballgame.

Nimmo wasn’t the only Mets’ prospect who had an impressive game, Michael Conforto was 2 for 2 with a run scored.

The New York Yankees’ second best prospect, outfielder Aaron Judge went 1 for 4 which included a single.

The next event scheduled as part of the All-Star Celebration will be the Homerun Derby which will take place on Monday evening.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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