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2011 MLB Futures Game: Tyler Skaggs, Paul Goldschmidt, Jason Kipnis All Contribute To US Victory

Tyler Skaggs is one of the Arizona Diamondbacks' best pitching prospects, and he was put on display in front of a national audience, given the starting nod for the U.S. team in the 2011 MLB Futures Game at Chase Field.

Skaggs pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk and recording a strikeout.

Paul Goldschmidt, the other D-backs prospect to play in the game on Sunday, went 0-4 while playing first base. The organization must have liked seeing Skaggs and Goldschmidt playing on the field in Phoenix without having to officially call them up.

Jason Kipnis, the former ASU second baseman, hit a home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. While the World team was able to rally back and take a 4-3 lead in the 6th inning, the U.S. squad put three more runs on the board in the eighth to solidify the victory.

Bryce Harper also went 0-4, playing left field for the U.S. team. Alfredo Silverio, playing right field for the World team, drove in two runs with a home run in the 6th inning. Silverio is a prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.