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Here's what happened in Thursday's AFL action

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Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday:

Gameday: Salt River 14, Glendale 3 | Surprise 5, Mesa 4 | Peoria 4, Scottsdale 2

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday:

Gameday: Salt River 14, Glendale 3 | Surprise 5, Mesa 4 | Peoria 4, Scottsdale 2

AL East
Blue Jays (Surprise)
Blue Jays No. 9 prospect Cavan Biggio went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, a walk and a run scored. It was his second homer of the Fall League season. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (No. 1 overall prospect) went 0-for-5, going hitless for the second straight day. Zach Jackson pitched two hitless innings of relief, walking one and striking out two.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: #BlueJays No. 9 prospect Cavan Biggio blasts his second @MLBazFallLeague homer. He's hitting .435 (10-for-23) with 3 doubles, 2 homers & 6 RBIs since going 0-for-7 in his first two AFL games. Follow live: https://t.co/7EWxCHwykp pic.twitter.com/hXad9157Tp

Orioles (Glendale)
Steve Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Orioles No. 12 prospect Ryan McKenna went 0-for-4 with a run and a walk from the leadoff spot. Jay Flaa pitched two innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits. Tyler Erwin faced the last batter of the game, retiring him on two pitches.

Rays (Peoria)
Rays No. 7 prospect Ronaldo Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a single. No. 9 prospect Lucius Fox turned in a 2-for-4 performance with two singles and a run scored, upping his AFL average to .333 with an .829 OPS. And right-hander Brandon Lawson started the game, tossing three scoreless innings, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out three.

Red Sox (Mesa)
Red Sox No. 10 prospect Josh Ockimey went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a run scored. Bobby Dalbec (No. 6) went 0-for-4 with a walk. Josh Taylor pitched a scoreless inning of relief, allowing two hits and striking out two.

Yankees (Glendale)
Jordan Foley got the start for the Desert Dogs and took the loss, allowing four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. Foley gave up three hits, walked four and struck out five. Kyle Zurak pitched an inning of relief, allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout. Yankees No. 16 prospect Thairo Estrada went 0-for-5. Steven Sensley went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

AL Central

Indians (Glendale)
Jared Robinson pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing four earned runs on four hits and one walk with one strikeout.

Royals (Surprise)
Royals No. 26 prospect Scott Blewett got the start for the Saguaros and improved to 3-0 in the AFL, allowing three earned runs in four innings. Blewett gave up seven hits, walked three and struck out two. Khalil Lee (No. 2) went 0-for-4, while Nick Heath went 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored.

Tigers (Mesa)
Tigers No. 8 prospect Daz Cameron went 2-for-5 with triple and a run scored from the leadoff spot. John Schreiber pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out one.

Twins (Salt River)
Griffin Jax got the start for the Rafters and notched his first AFL win, allowing three earned runs on four hits in four innings. Jax walked four and struck out three. Adam Bray pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit with two walks and one strikeout. Hector Lujan pitched a scoreless frame, walking one and striking out one. Jaylin Davis went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

White Sox (Glendale)
White Sox No. 4 prospect Luis Robert (No. 44 overall) went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases. He is batting .341 in the Fall League.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: 2 AB2 H2 R2 SB@WhiteSox No. 4 prospect Luis Robert now batting .350 in the @MLBazFallLeague.Gameday: https://t.co/PBUdom5p70 pic.twitter.com/5RA5V2yHoN

AL West

A's (Mesa)
A's No. 18 prospect Eli White hit his first home run of the Fall League season, going 1-for-4 with two RBIs, a walk and a run scored. He is batting .356 in the AFL. Luis Barrera went 1-for-2 with an RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: White hot.@Athletics No. 18 prospect Eli White has 6 hits in his past 10 ABs, including this, his first dinger of the @MLBazFallLeague season. He's among the league leaders in hitting, currently at .372.Gameday: https://t.co/7EWxCHwykp pic.twitter.com/PEItrRJ5VM

Angels (Mesa)
Angels No. 4 prospect Jahmai Jones went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Roberto Baldoquin went 0-for-3 with a walk. Jesus Castillo (No. 12) got the start for the Solar Sox and took the loss, allowing five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. Castillo gave up eight hits, walked two and struck out one. Brett Hanewich pitched one-third of an inning in relief, walking two but not giving up a run.

Astros (Scottsdale)
Abraham Toro, Houston's No. 21 prospect, had a rough night at the plate with an 0-for-4 line. He's hitting .326 with an .893 OPS during AFL play. Right-hander J.B. Bukauskas started and threw five innings, allowing one run on four hits, walking one and striking out four.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: J.B. Bukauskas, the @Astros' No. 8 prospect, was 💪 tonight:5 IP4 H1 R1 BB4 KHas allowed 1 ER or less in three of his four @MLBazFallLeague startsGameday: https://t.co/CBQU3HaO7s pic.twitter.com/qcaCsabrfJ

Mariners (Peoria)
Mariners' No. 20 prospect Ian Miller was just 1-for-4 at the plate, but also scored a run. Chris Mariscal went 1-for-3 and is now hitting .444 through seven games in the Fall League.

Rangers (Surprise)
Joe Kuzia pitched two innings of relief, giving up one unearned run on two hits while walking one and striking out one.

NL East

Braves (Peoria) 
Braves' No. 6 prospect Cristian Pache tripled and drove in a pair of runs to help lead Peoria to a win. Braxton Davidson, who homered four times over the prior two games, went 0-for-4. More »

Video: Cristian Pache on Fall League experience, goals

Marlins (Salt River)
Marlins No. 2 prospect Monte Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two walks, raising his AFL average to .353. Kyle Keller pitched a scoreless inning of relief, allowing one hit.

Mets (Scottsdale)
Mets No. 11 prospect Desmond Lindsay played center field and went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. Overall, he's hitting .348 with a 1.158 OPS during AFL play. Right-hander Stephen Nogosek, New York's No. 24 prospect, surrendered three runs (two earned) on three hits over one relief innings, walking one and striking out two.

Nationals (Salt River)
Nationals No. 7 prospect Daniel Johnson went 3-for-4 with a walk and four runs scored. He also stole a pair of bases. Carter Kieboom (No. 2) went 0-for-4 with two walks.

Phillies (Scottsdale)
Right fielder Austin Listi went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, while first baseman Darick Hall belted a two-run homer in the ninth inning, finishing 1-for-4 in the game.

NL Central

Brewers (Peoria)
Jon Olczak struck out five over two scoreless innings, while Daniel Brown gave up two runs on two hits in his lone frame.

Cardinals (Surprise)
It was a productive day for Cardinals prospects, led by Lane Thomas' 3-for-5 performance. Andy Young went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base, while Jeremy Martinez went 1-for-2 with two walks. Conner Greene (St. Louis' No. 27 prospect) picked up his first save in the Fall League, pitching a scoreless inning with one hit allowed.

Cubs (Mesa)
P.J. Higgins went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk, while Cubs No. 16 prospect D.J. Wilson went 0-for-4. Manuel Rondon pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out two.

Pirates (Surprise)
Pirates No. 16 prospect Will Craig hit his third home run of the AFL season, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a walk and a run scored. Cole Tucker (No. 5) went 1-for-5 with a single from the leadoff spot. More »

Video: Will Craig on playing in Arizona Fall League

Reds (Scottsdale)
Reds' No. 8 prospect Shed Long went 0-for-3. Alfredo Rodriguez (No. 23) went 0-for-4 and Taylor Trammell (No. 2) went 1-for-4. Mark Kolozsvary also went 0-for-3. On the mound, Wyatt Strahan, Ty Boyles and Alex Power combined to throw three scoreless innings, with each striking out a pair in their lone inning of work.

NL West

D-backs (Salt River)
It was a huge day for D-backs prospects as four of their hitters combined for 12 of the Rafters' 14 RBIs. Drew Ellis (Arizona's No. 9 prospect) went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored. Jazz Chisholm (No. 3) went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer, four RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. Daulton Varsho (No. 5) went 2-for-6 with three RBIs and a run scored. Dominic Miroglio (No. 30) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Pavin Smith (No. 4) went 0-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base. Kevin Ginkel pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out the side. More »

Video: D-backs prospect Ellis on Fall League experience

Dodgers (Glendale)
It was a rough day for Dodgers prospects as Keibert Ruiz (Los Angeles' No. 2 prospect), Errol Robinson (No. 20), Jared Walker and Cody Thomas combined to go 1-for-12. Ruiz singled, while Robinson, Walker and Thomas combined for four walks. Nolan Long pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief, allowing two earned runs on three hits.

Giants (Scottsdale)
Matt Winn went 0-for-3.

Padres (Peoria)
Padres' No. 25 prospect Austin Allen drove in a pair of runs as part of his 1-for-3 effort. Buddy Reed (No. 13) finished 1-for-4 with a double. Hudson Potts (No. 23) went 0-for-3. Travis Radke was lights out on the mound yielding just one hit over three scoreless innings.

Rockies (Salt River)
No Rockies prospects played on Thursday.