Cal League team loses big


It wasn’t a good day for the California League All-Stars. They were walloped 12-2 by the Carolina League team in All-Star play on Tuesday at San Jose Municipal Stadium.

San Jose’s Edwin Escobar didn’t benefit from the home cooking. The Carolina League batted around against the Giants southpaw, a feat it duplicated an inning later.

Braves prospect Robby Hefflinger followed his Home Run Derby win by earning All-Star MVP honors. He started the fourth-inning rally against Escobar with a double and finished 3-for-5 with a pair of two-baggers and a run scored.

Player from the local teams didn’t factor into the outcome. Inland Empire second baseman Alex Yarbrough started and went 0-for-2. Rancho Cucamonga outfielder Noel Cuevas also went 0-for-2.

Sixers pitcher Kramer Sneed went the fifth inning and was victimized by a bad defense. He gave up four hits and five runs but all the runs were unearned.

Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor delivered a two-run double and walked, while David Rohm (Braves) and Rangers No. 3 prospect Luis Sardinas both contributed pinch two-run single in the fifth for the Carolina League.

Lake Elsinore Storm catcher Robert Kral was named California League MVP after blasting a solo homer in the third and drawing a walk in the fifth.

With the win, the Carolina League took the lead in the all-time series 8-7-2.