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Lindor matches career high for hits and runs

Indians' No. 1 prospect goes 4-for-5 in Friday night win

Indians No. 1 prospect Francisco Lindor collected four hits and scored three runs Friday as Triple-A Columbus defeated the Bats in Louisville, 5-2.

Lindor, ranked No. 4 on's Top 100 Prospects list, finished the night 4-for-5 and matched his career high for both hits and runs. The only other four-hit game of his career came May 3, 2013, when he was playing for Class A Advanced Carolina.

After rain delayed the start of the game by two hours and 31 minutes, Lindor singled in his first two plate appearances before grounding out in the fifth. He added two more singles in the eighth and ninth innings.

Lindor began the season with Double-A Akron and was promoted to Columbus last month. In 29 games with the Clippers, he is hitting .264/.295/.352 with three home runs and three stolen bases. The 20-year old is the youngest player in the International League.

Center fielder James Ramsey, the club's No. 5 prospect, added a double and two RBIs. In 20 games with the Clippers since the Indians acquired him for Justin Masterson at the Trade Deadline, Ramsey is hitting .282/.360/.474 with two home runs.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill.
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