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After falling behind 3-0 in the 3rd, a pair of runs in the 6th and 8th innings vaulted Salt River to its fifth straight win, 4-3 over Surprise.

It was a light night in terms of the Nationals — just one starter on offense and one reliever made into the scorebook.

Anthony Rendon batted third, played third and extended his modest hit streak to four games. The 22-year-old Texan went 2-for-4 with a run scored on offense and had a putout (foul pop) and an assist (5-2-5-1 rundown on a grounder) on defense.

Cole Kimball worked around a single and an error to turn in a scoreless frame in the 6th. He threw 11 pitches, seven for strikes while facing four batters, and had no walks or strikeouts.

Salt River remains in first place in the AFL East, but just a game in front of the Scottsdale Scorpions.

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From the PR machine in Scottsdale… Brian Goodwin was named the AFL Player of the Week. He’ll be joined by Rendon and Aaron Barrett this Saturday night for the AFL Rising Stars game, which will be televised on the MLB Network at 8:00 p.m. Our zombie copyeditor awaits the assignment…

  2 Responses to “AFL Update: Oct. 31, 2012”

  1. Those eyes are pretty scary. That must be where he gets his copyediting superpowers. Back to the field, it sounds like Rendon is settling in pretty well. I sure hope he can have a full healthy season next year.

  2. Boy, this AFL stuff is pretty exciting.
    Everyone forgets that for about a year after he was drafted, the Nats had Barrett hidden away in Viera most of the time. I had figured at the time they just thought they had a bust on their hands. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Good to see your tech group is getting up to speed. :)

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