U.S. bests World in Futures Game
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This event kick-starts the major league All-Star break, which begins after all games are final on Sunday. It features minor league players who are affiliated with major league teams, broken into two teams -- one full of players born in the U.S. and the other made up of players born outside the States -- playing in a seven-inning game. Hill, a Toronto farmhand and a late addition, earned the Larry Doby Award as the game's MVP. Texas' John Danks allowed two hits during a scoreless third inning to earn the victory. Jason Kubel, a Triple-A player for Minnesota, scored twice. Detroit's Ryan Sleeth recorded the final out to earn the save. Cincinnati third base Edwin Encarnacion finished with two hits for the World team, which managed just five hits. Detroit's Wilfredo Ledezma absorbed the loss after allowing two unearned runs in the third. Arnie Munoz, a pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization, allowed a pair of unearned runs in the fifth. The World Team scored three runs in the seventh for the final margin.