The 2012 Futures Game is in the books, with Tulsa-area product Dylan Bundy picking up the win as the U.S. team beat the World 17-5 this afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
As you're already suspecting, the real story of the game was hitting. Lots and lots and lots of hitting.
The U.S. guys clubbed 17 hits, including a three-run moonshot by Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos that broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning. Castellanos was three for four and was named the game's MVP.
Royals prospect Wil Myers went two for four, with a single, sac fly and two ground-outs playing right and center field. Fellow Royals farmhand Jake Odorizzi was the starting pitcher for the U.S. team; he threw one inning, allowing a home run for his only hit and striking out one.
Yordano Ventura, a single-A prospect from the Royals Wilmington affiliate, started for the World team and didn't allow a hit.
Next up, once they get the mini-field configured, is the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
| Jeff Rosen, The Star