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Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Eric Hosmer went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, leading the U.S. Futures team to a 9-1 rout of the World Futures team in the annual matchup.
Hosmer, 20, was the third overall pick of the 2008 draft by the Kansas City Royals and projects as a power-hitting first baseman. Hank Conger, an Angels catching prospect and the game's MVP, added a three-run homer for the hometown crowd, as the 2010 All-Star festivities officially got underway.
Jeremy Hellickson, one of the majors' top pitching prospects for the Rays, threw the first two innings, earning the win after giving up a run on two hits while fanning one.
Carlos Peguero, a Seattle prospect, went 2-for-4 and scored the lone run for the World team, while Eury Perez of the Washington organization also added two hits in defeat.
Simon Castro of San Diego received the loss after yielding two runs on two hits and a walk in the opening inning.
Domonic Brown, who could take over a starting spot in the Phillies' outfield sometime this season, opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI infield single.
Hosmer added an RBI single in the same inning, although the World team got one back on Wilin Rosario's RBI fielder's choice groundout in the second.
Conger's home run in the fifth off Henderson Alvarez gave the U.S. a comfortable 5-1 cushion, and Grant Green of Oakland singled in another run in the sixth.
Cleveland's Lonnie Chisenhall added an RBI groundout in the eighth for a 7-1 margin. Hosmer and Austin Romine, a Yankees catching prospect, each added an RBI double later in the inning to account for the final margin.
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On Tuesday, MLB announced the two full 25-man rosters that will participate in the XM All-Star Futures Game, to be played between teams representing the US and the world on July 11th in Anaheim. It's an annual game intended to select and showcase many of the best young prospects minor league baseball has to offer, with alumni including Justin Morneau, Josh Hamilton, and Evan Longoria.
|PITCHERS - USA||PITCHERS - WORLD|
|Zach Britton||BAL||AA||Henderson Alvarez||TOR||A+|
|Jarred Cosart||PHI||A||Simon Castro||SD||AA|
|Christian Friedrich||COL||AA||Jeurys Familia||NYM||A+|
|Jeremy Hellickson||TB||AAA||Liam Hendriks||MIN||A+|
|Dan Hudson||CWS||AAA||Trystan Magnuson||TOR||AA|
|Jordan Lyles||HOU||AA||Hector Noesi||NYY||AA|
|Shelby Miller||STL||A||Stolmy Pimentel||BOS||A+|
|Mike Minor||ATL||AA||Eduardo Sanchez||STL||AA|
|Andy Oliver||DET||AA||Julio Teheran||ATL||A+|
|Tanner Scheppers||TEX||AAA||Phillippe Valiquette||CIN||AAA|
|CATCHERS - USA||CATCHERS - WORLD|
|Austin Romine||NYY||AA||Chun-Hsiu Chen||CLE||A|
|Tony Sanchez||PIT||A+||Wilin Rosario||COL||AA|
|INFIELDERS - USA||INFIELDERS - WORLD|
|Lonnie Chisenhall||CLE||AA||Yonder Alonso||CIN||AAA|
|Drew Cumberland||SD||A+||Pedro Baez||LAD||A+|
|Danny Espinosa||WAS||AA||Pedro Ciriaco||ARI||AAA|
|Dee Gordon||LAD||AA||Luis Jimenez||LAA||A+|
|Grant Green||OAK||A+||Brett Lawrie||MIL||AA|
|Eric Hosmer||KC||A+||Hak-Ju Lee||CHC||A|
|Logan Morrison||FLA||AAA||Alex Liddi||SEA||AA|
|Mike Moustakas||KC||AA||Osvaldo Martinez||FLA||AA|
|OUTFIELDERS - USA||OUTFIELDERS - WORLD|
|Domonic Brown||PHI||AA||Gorkys Hernandez||PIT||AA|
|Brett Jackson||CHC||A+||Carlos Peguero||SEA||AA|
|Desmond Jennings||TB||AAA||Francisco Peguero||SF||A+|
|Ben Revere||MIN||AA||Eury Perez||WAS||A|
|Mike Trout||LAA||A||Wilkin Ramirez||DET||AAA|
The game will be played at 6pm EDT on July 11th, and will be broadcast on ESPN2, MLB.tv, and XM 175. It goes for a full nine innings, but by the rules cannot go more than ten.