10/25 AFL & winter ball update
Cubs prospect Blake Parker blew a save Saturday but ended up with the win as the Mesa Solar Sox rallied for a 4-3, 10-inning win over Surprise. Parker served up back to back homers to Mets first-round pick Ike Davis and Yankees prospect Brandon Laird in the ninth, but the Solar Sox won the game on a two-out solo homer by David Cooper in the 10th.
Sunday is an off day in the Arizona Fall League, and the Solar Sox return to action Monday at Phoenix.
* In the Mexican League, Matt Camp posted his second three-hit game, scored two runs and drove in two in Mexicali’s 9-7 loss to Navojoa on Saturday. Camp, who was the Cubs’ 13th round pick in 2006 and converted to an infielder prior to the ’09 season, now is hitting .750.
* In Venezuela, J.R. Mathes threw five scoreless innings, giving up eight hits, for Caracas in a 9-0 win over Magallanes. Mathes now is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA.
Cubs prospect Robinson Chirinos hit a double for Magallanes in the game. Chirinos batted .300 in 69 games with Class A Daytona this season and .257 in 12 games for Double-A Tennessee. Second baseman Jonathan Mota was batting .350 for Aragua in Venezuela.
– Carrie Muskat