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Jimenez, Dewees provide pop in Midwest League All-Star game

Cubs prospects help propel East in 11-10 comeback victory
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The Midwest League All-Star game turned into an offensive bonanza and Cubs' prospects had their fingerprints all over the East's 11-10 comeback win in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The East was down by three after eight innings, but Cubs No. 10 prospect Eloy Jimenez tied the game with a three-run homer to center field and two batters later, Indians' No. 20 prospect Willi Castro drove in the go-ahead run on a single to right field.

The Midwest League All-Star game turned into an offensive bonanza and Cubs' prospects had their fingerprints all over the East's 11-10 comeback win in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The East was down by three after eight innings, but Cubs No. 10 prospect Eloy Jimenez tied the game with a three-run homer to center field and two batters later, Indians' No. 20 prospect Willi Castro drove in the go-ahead run on a single to right field.

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"It was a big home run," Castro told MiLB.com. "He even said it before the inning. He said, 'I'm going to hit it out.' ... He told me, he said, 'I'm going to hit it out. We're going to win this game.' And he did."

The homer was Jimenez's lone hit in the game, but the 19-year-old also drove in a run with a groundout in the seventh and led all players with four RBIs.

"I'm feeling very well," Jimenez told MiLB.com. "Just stay present, in the moment. Look for my pitch and when I see the ball, I just hit. ... I keep playing hard."

Jimenez hits three-run homer

Jimenez's blast was pivotal, but Cubs' No. 12 prospect Donnie Dewees was also a big offensive contributor.

Dewees went 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk and a stolen base. He also scored a trio of runs.

Dewees hits an RBI single

A second-round pick in 2015, Dewees is hitting .259 in 66 games with South Bend this season, while Jimenez is raking at a .341 clip.

Carson Sands, the Cubs' No. 23 prospect, gave up a pair of hits, but pitched 2/3 of an inning and didn't give up a run in the slugfest.

Trevor Mitsui, a D-backs farmhand, was the offensive star for the West. The 23-year-old went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Mitsui drives in third run

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.