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Anderson homer wins Rising Stars game



Rays prospect Leslie Anderson, the Cuban signee who may challenge for a 2011 job, was the star of the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game on Saturday night, hitting a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the West team a 3-2 win.

Here is a link to the video of the homer, and Anderson's interesting arrival at home plate.

And the story:

After a frenetic first three innings gave way to a nail-biter, Leslie Anderson ended the 2010 Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game with a walk-off solo homer in the ninth Saturday night in Surprise, Ariz.

The tie-breaking homer was the first run scored since the third inning in the West Division's 3-2 win over the East Division.

A 28-year-old outfielder in the Rays system, Anderson barely cleared the right-field wall on a 1-0 offspeed pitch from Rockies right-hander Bruce Billings. The Cuban defector hit .302 in three combined Minor League stops this season, and went 2-for-4 as the only player with multiple hits.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 12:15am]


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