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Rockies prospects show well in short-season All-Star Game

Kevin Padlo nearly earned Top Star honors but was supplanted by the player who notched a walk-off hit.

Colorado Rockies prospects combined for six hits in the Pioneer League-Northwest League All-Star Game, which was played at the home of the NWL's Spokane Indians on Tuesday.

It was a rare All-Star Game that featured players from the same organization on both sides. Representing the Pioneer League were Grand Junction Rockies outfielders Daniel Suero and Jensen Park, both of whom showed well offensively. Suero led all Pioneer League hitters with a pair of doubles. Park added a single in two trips to the plate.

Kevin Padlo went 2-for-3 with a double two talks for the Northwest squad, which earned a 6-5 victory in extra innings. It's just another occurrence in a wonderful turnaround this season by Padlo, who is hitting .289/.393/.493 since joining Boise.

Hamlet Marte added a hit and scored a run in three plate appearances.

Hunter Brothers was the lone pitcher representing the Rockies in the game. The younger sibling of Rex allowed a run on a hit and a walk in an inning of work. He struck out one.

Triple-A Albuquerque: L 4-1 (48-63)

Cristhian Adames had three hits from atop the Isotopes' lineup and drove in their lone run of the game. Rafael Ynoa also finished with three hits.

Devin Burke was the Topes' best performer on the mound, striking out three batters in two scoreless innings of relief.

Double-A New Britain: W 6-1 (52-56)

Harrison Musgrave had a solid bounce-back start, keeping Altoona scoreless in five innings of work. Musgrave allowed only four hits while walking two and striking out four.

Pat Valaika and Zach Osborne led the Rock Cats with two hits apiece and Will Swanner launched his 16th homer of the season. David Dahl had a hit in four trips to the plate and Jordan Patterson added a single and a steal.

High-A Modesto: L 3-2 (58-50)

It was not a good night for Raimel Tapia, who channeled his inner Monday night DJ LeMahieu by striking out in all four of his plate appearances. Michael Benjamin (3-for-4) and Ryan McMahon (2-for-3) combined for five of the Nuts' six hits.

Alex Balog pitched well in defeat, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out four and induced 11 ground outs compared to just two fly outs.

Low-A Asheville: W 3-2 (55-52)

It's not often a team scores 20 fewer runs than it did the previous night and still comes out on top, but that's what the Tourists did behind starting pitcher Helmis Rodriguez. The 21-year-old left-hander has been all out of sorts so far in the second half of the season but pitched well on Tuesday, holding Kannapolis one earned run on six hits in seven innings. Rodriguez struck out two and walked one.

Yonathan Daza went 3-for-3 and now has eight hits in his last two games. Max White added a pair of knocks from the leadoff spot.