Luis Robert (batting third, RF): 1-for-5, 2 R, HR, RBI (.286)
Laz Rivera (batting ninth, 2B): 1-for-4, RBI, K (.273)
This contest was scoreless through five, and Scottsdale broke the tie open with authority, putting up a six-spot in the sixth.
The Desert Dogs counterpunched with four of their own in the seventh, an inning in which two White Sox prospects factored. Robert led off with a grounder to third, but advanced to second base on an overthrow at first. He would come around to score Glendale’s first run after a two-out, infield single by Steven Sensley pushed him to third and Martin Cervenka tapped him home. Rivera was the next batter, and his single drove in Sensley, making the game 6-3. Robert eventually ended the inning with a fly out to left, as Glendale batted around.
The only other notable moment came when Robert drove his first home run of the fall, a two-out solo homer to center field.
Robert’s two other at-bats also ended innings, a line out to right in the first, and a ground out to shortstop in the fourth.
Rivera had an afternoon of soft line outs, one to shortstop, another to right, and a K to go along with his RBI single.
Robert was named to the AFL All-Star team on Monday, on the strength of things like this: