MINNEAPOLIS - Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball's best minor leaguers.
Gallo's one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.
The assumed successor for four-time All-Star Adrian Beltre with the Rangers, Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. He followed a two-run homer in the top of the sixth by Javier Baez against Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito.
The Minnesota Twins had three prospects competing the the Futures Game.
World first baseman Kennys Vargas finished 1 for 4 with two strikeouts. His lone hit was a double.
Jose Berrios started the game for the World squad. He pitched one hitless inning and struck out one batter. Alex Meyer also pitched a perfect inning in the 5th for the U.S. team.