10/27 Junior Lake steals 2 in AFL play
Junior Lake increased his league-leading stolen base totals to 13 with two steals Thursday but it wasn’t enough as the Mesa Solar Sox lost 8-7 to Scottsdale in Arizona Fall League play. Lake’s 13 steals matches the 2009 and 2010 AFL season highs, set by Chase D’Arnaud and Ben Revere. Bryce Harper hit a three-run walkoff homer to lift Scottsdale to the win. Lake, who started at third and batted third, went 1-for-5, while Josh Vitters, who started in right and batted fourth, was 0-for-5. On Friday, Mesa travels to Peoria. The Cubs’ Andrew Cashner was expected to pitch in relief either Friday or Saturday. He’s been slowed by a sore oblique.
— Carrie Muskat