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Here's what happened in Monday'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 Monday:

• Gameday: Scottsdale 7, Glendale 5 | Peoria 7, Surprise 6 | Salt River 12, Mesa 3

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

• Gameday: Scottsdale 7, Glendale 5 | Peoria 7, Surprise 6 | Salt River 12, Mesa 3

AL East

Blue Jays (Surprise)
It was another successful day for Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who finished 2-for-4 to improve his Fall League average to a scorching .462. Guerrero singled off starter Miguel Diaz in the first, reached on a hit by pitch in the second and drove in Cole Tucker with another single in the seventh. Baseball's top prospect has now driven in 14 runs in 14 games.

Video: Guerrero Jr. ropes 2 hits, impresses at third base

Orioles (Glendale)
Southpaw Chris Lee twirled five scoreless innings, permitting just one Scottsdale hit while striking out two. Lee's Fall League ERA now stands at 2.19 after four starts. Relievers Tyler Erwin and Jay Flaa combined for two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Catcher Martin Cervenka added a two-run single in the seventh for Glendale.

Rays (Peoria)
Shortstop Lucius Fox, Tampa Bay's No. 9 prospect, put the ball in play and drove in a run in the fourth on a ground ball fielder's choice. Fox owns a .321 average and an .815 OPS in Fall League action.

Red Sox (Mesa)
Red Sox No. 7 prospect Darwinzon Hernandez gave up a hit and walked one, but also struck out a pair as he pitched a scoreless inning. Mike Shawaryn (No. 9) yielded a run on three hits in his two innings of work. He also struck out three. Josh Taylor gave up two runs (one earned) in 1 1/3 innings. At the plate, Bobby Dalbec (No. 6) and Josh Ockimey (No. 10) combined to go 1-for-7.

Yankees (Glendale)
Shortstop Thairo Estrada, New York's No. 16 prospect, knocked an RBI single in the seventh, while first baseman Steven Sensley went 2-for-4 and scored a run in the seventh for Glendale.

AL Central

Indians (Glendale)
Right-hander Jared Robinson struck out two of the four batters he faced in the sixth while also permitting an RBI single and allowing another run to score on a wild pitch.

Royals (Surprise)
Right fielder Khalil Lee, Kansas City's No. 2 prospect, struck out twice in an 0-for-4 performance. Lee is now batting .196 in AFL action.

Tigers (Mesa)
Tigers' No. 8 prospect Daz Cameron went 0-for-4. Eduardo Jimenez gave up one unearned runs in two innings, but John Schreiber didn't fare nearly as well, giving up three runs on three hits in one inning.

Twins (Salt River)
Jaylin Davis put together a huge game, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored. The outfielder is now hitting .297 in the Fall League.

White Sox (Glendale)
Chicago's No. 4 prospect, Luis Robert (No. 44 overall), celebrated his selection to the AFL's Fall Stars Game by smacking his first AFL homer in the ninth inning. Robert now has at least one hit in all eight Fall League games he's participated in, and is hitting .286 with a .724 OPS overall.

AL West

A's (Mesa)
Athletics' No. 30 prospect Skye Bolt went 2-for-4 including a triple -- his third of the Fall League -- and is now hitting .275.

Angels (Mesa)
Angels No. 4 prospect Jahmai Jones went 2-for-5 at the plate and is 8-for-17 (.471) over his past four games.

Astros (Scottsdale)
Third baseman Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Houston's No. 21 prospect, continued his torrid fall with two singles and a walk while coming around to score twice out of the leadoff spot in Scottdale's win. Toro-Hernandez now owns an impressive .368/.467/.553 slash line over his first 10 games.

Mariners (Peoria)
Right-hander Wyatt Mills, Seattle's No. 9 prospect, spun a scoreless eighth to lower his ERA to 2.35 and his WHIP to 1.04 over 7 2/3 AFL innings.

Rangers (Surprise)
It was another big day for Texas' No. 2 prospect, outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez (No. 56 overall), as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double out of the No. 2 spot in the order. Martinez has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and owns a .931 OPS overall in AFL action.

NL East

Braves (Peoria)
Southpaw Kyle Muller, Atlanta's No. 12 prospect, has been lights out this fall, with his ERA now at 1.13 after he pitched a pair of scoreless innings for Peoria. Fellow lefty Adam McCreery blew a save after allowing three runs on four hits in the seventh. First baseman Braxton Davidson scored a run in the fourth while going 1-for-3.

Marlins (Salt River)
Marlins' No. 17 prospect Jordan Yamamoto continued his strong Fall League campaign with another solid start. The right-hander walked four, but gave up one run over five innings and has struck out 20 over 16 innings in the AFL. Kyle Keller followed Yamamoto on the mound and yielded one hit in a scoreless inning. Chad Smith pitched later in the game, but didn't fare well as he gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning. Monte Harrison (No. 2) drew a walk, but was otherwise 0-for-4 at the plate. Bryan Miller (No. 12) went 1-for-4 and also collected an RBI. Bryson Brigman (No. 27) went 2-for-4 and boosted his AFL batting average to .279 in the process.

Mets (Scottsdale)
New York's No. 2 prospect Peter Alonso continued to produce by hitting an RBI single before coming around to score himself in the sixth. Righty Stephen Nogosek failed to record an out while allowing his first run of the fall on three hits and a walk in the seventh, and fellow righty Gerson Bautista gave up two hits immediately after Nogosek.

Nationals (Salt River)
Nationals No. 2 prospect Carter Kieboom boosted his AFL average to .310 with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate. Jake Noll also had a big night for the Rafers as he went 2-for-4 -- including his first Fall League homer -- with four RBIs. More »

Phillies (Scottsdale)
Left fielder Austin Listi knocked in a pair of runs on a sixth-inning double for Scottsdale's only extra-base hit of the afternoon. Righty Luke Leftwich worked a scoreless sixth while striking out a pair of batters, and has yet to allow a run over 6 2/3 innings in AFL action.

NL Central

Brewers (Peoria)
Milwaukee's top prospect, Keston Hiura, notched his third straight multi-hit game by going 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the third. MLB's 30th-ranked prospect has impressed throughout the fall and is now slashing .364/.429/.655 with four homers and 25 RBIs -- 11 more than any other AFL player. Weston Wilson went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored from the designated hitter spit, and is also standing out with a .375 average and .986 OPS over his first six games. Righty Jon Olczak struck out a pair while working a scoreless sixth out of the bullpen for Peoria.

Cardinals (Surprise)
Catcher Jeremy Martinez went 1-for-3 and scored a run out of the No. 9 spot, while second baseman Andy Young struck out twice in an 0-for-5 outing.

Cubs (Mesa)
Cubs' No. 6 prospect Nico Hoerner went 0-for-4, but is still hitting .345 in the AFL. Trent Giambrone (No. 29) reached base in all four of his plate appearances as he went 2-for-2 and drew a pair of walks, boosting his average to a ridiculous .480. P.J. Higgins and D.J. Wilson (No. 16) combined to go 1-for-7. Manuel Rondon had a forgettable night and was unable to escape the first inning. The starter gave up five runs on three hits and was lifted after just 2/3 of a frame.

Pirates (Surprise)
Shortstop Cole Tucker led the way for Surprise, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored from the leadoff spot. Pittsburgh's No. 5 prospect ranks second on his team with a .391 average and has notched multiple hits in four of his last six games. Bryan Reynolds, the Pirates' No. 8 prospect, drew a pair of walks and scored a run from the eighth spot in the order. Southpaw Blake Weiman's AFL ERA now stands at 0.90 after he spun a pair of scoreless innings.

Reds (Scottsdale)
Cincinnati's No. 3 prospect, Taylor Trammell, hit a pair of RBI singles as part of a 2-for-5 day from the No. 2 hole for Scottsdale. Second baseman Shed Long, the Reds' eighth-ranked prospect, scored on a wild pitch in the sixth and singled in the eighth. Shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez (Reds No. 23) also scored a run as part of a 1-for-4 day at the plate.

NL West

D-backs (Salt River)
D-backs No. 4 prospect Pavin Smith drove in a run and scored two more as part of his 2-for-5 night at the plate. Daulton Varsho (No. 5) went 0-for-3. Drew Ellis (No. 9) went 1-for-4, but drove in two runs in Salt River's victory. Bo Takahashi and Kevin Kinkel both threw well as the duo combined for four strikeouts over 2 1/3 scoreless frames.

Dodgers (Glendale)
Los Angeles' No. 2 prospect, Keibert Ruiz (No. 39 overall), went 2-for-4 as Glendale's designated hitter, improving his AFL average to .316. Righty Nolan Long took the loss after allowing five runs on five hits and recording just one out.

Giants (Scottsdale)
Southpaw Garrett Williams (Giants No. 20) earned his second Fall League win after allowing just two hits and striking out five over five scoreless innings. Williams has permitted just one run over 15 innings for a microscopic 0.60 ERA in AFL action. Right fielder Heath Quinn, San Francisco's No. 10 prospect, went 1-for-4, while catcher Matt Winn went hitless in two at-bats. More »

Video: Giants prospect Williams on 5 K's in Fall League

Padres (Peoria)
Hudson Potts, San Diego's No. 23 prospect, played the role of hero for Peoria with a two-out, walk-off single to right. The third baseman also scored two runs after drawing a pair of walks. The Padres' 13th-ranked prospect Buddy Reed chipped in a pair of RBIs from the No. 9 spot while going 2-for-4, raising his average to .366 over 10 Fall League games. Starter Miguel Diaz lasted three innings and allowed three runs on five hits. More »

Video: Hudson Potts talks about his walk-off single

Rockies (Salt River)
No Rockies prospects played in the Fall League on Monday.