Peter O’Brien homers as PCL loses in Triple-A All-Star Game

Peter O'Brien belts a two-run home run in the eighth inning of Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star game.

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OMAHA, Neb. — Diamondbacks prospect Peter O’Brien celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday by belting a two-run home run in the eighth inning of the Triple-A All-Star Game, giving the Pacific Coast League its first lead, but the International League rallied for three runs in the ninth to secure a 4-3 victory.

O’Brien, who finished second in the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Tuesday, was named the Top Star for the PCL. His line-drive home to left-center broke a 1-1 tie and gave the PCL a short-lived 3-1 lead.

Yankees prospect Kyle Roller, was named the International League’s top star. He was 2 for 2 and was right in the middle of the ninth-ining rally, hitting a bases-loaded single to tie the game at 3.  Tyler Henson of the Phillies then singled home Alen Hanson for the go-ahead run.

Jamie Romak, the other Diamondbacks prospect in the game, started at third base for the PCL and went 0 for 2 at the plate.