Boston's Moncada homers to lead World to 11-3 win against US
SAN DIEGO (AP) Boston Red Sox farmhand Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning and Eloy Jimenez added a three-run shot in the ninth to help the World beat the United States 11-3 in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday.
The World team snapped a six-game losing streak in the showcase of top minor league talent.
With Raimel Tapia of the Rockies aboard on an error, Moncada, a Cuban who plays for Double-A Portland, hit a line shot to left off Anthony Banda of the Diamondbacks to give the World a 4-3 lead.
The Red Sox agreed to give Moncada a $31.5 million signing bonus – with a $31.5 million tax imposed by Major League Baseball – in March 2015, the highest bonus ever for an international amateur. Cuban authorities allowed him to leave in 2014.
Moncada wore eye black in the colors of the Cuban flag.