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Thursday's best: McMahon stuffs box score for Albuquerque

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Ryan McMahon continues to impress, racking up hits at a rapid rate for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Rockies' No. 3 prospect (No. 66 overall) put together his fourth straight multi-hit effort as he led the Isotopes to a 9-5 win over Omaha on Thursday night.

Ryan McMahon continues to impress, racking up hits at a rapid rate for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Rockies' No. 3 prospect (No. 66 overall) put together his fourth straight multi-hit effort as he led the Isotopes to a 9-5 win over Omaha on Thursday night.

McMahon pushed his average to .386 through 47 games with a 4-for-5, three-RBI night. The 22-year-old got off to a fast start with a single in the first and a triple in the third. After that, the RBIs started to come as McMahon hit a two-run homer in the fifth and drove in a run with a base hit in the sixth.

McMahon clubs two-run homer

After putting together the worst offensive season of his young career in 2016, hitting .242 in 133 games with Double-A Hartford, McMahon has done nothing but rake all year.

McMahon began the 2017 campaign back with Hartford, but was only there for 49 games, earning a promotion after hitting .326 with six homers and 32 RBIs. McMahon has continued to thrive since arriving in Albuquerque, adding 10 more homers and 42 more RBIs to his total.

Other top prospect performances from Thursday's action:

No. 31 overall prospect Royce Lewis (Twins' No. 1) continues to impress in his professional debut. Lewis put up another multi-hit effort, his 11th through 24 games, as he went 2-for-4 with three runs scored for the GCL Twins. Lewis, who also stole his eighth base in the game, is slashing .308/.400/.495.

No. 35 overall prospect Kyle Wright (Braves' No. 4) put up his second straight scoreless start for the GCL Braves. Wright, whom the Braves selected No. 5 overall in the 2017 Draft, struck out two, issued one walk and gave up a hit in two solid innings.

No. 71 overall prospect Matt Manning (Tigers' No. 1) put up another strong performance for Class A Short Season Connecticut. Manning, 19, gave up just three hits across five scoreless innings, marking the fifth time he's held opponents without an earned run in eight starts this season.

• D-backs No. 2 prospect Jon Duplantier improved to 4-0 through five starts as he spun another gem with Class A Advanced Visalia. Duplantier, who was promoted after going 6-1 with a 1.24 ERA for Class A Kane County, set a career high with nine strikeouts as he threw seven scoreless frames. The 23-year-old did give up seven hits, but he didn't issue a walk and threw 57 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

• Orioles No. 2 prospect Austin Hays is on quite a tear right now and it appears rain is the only thing that can stop him. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened for Hays and Double-A Bowie. Hays hit a solo blast in the third inning, his third homer in four games, but then the rain started and the game was suspended after three innings.

• Rangers No. 8 prospect Ariel Jurado picked up his first win since June 11 with seven solid innings for Double-A Frisco. Jurado threw 59 of his 95 pitches for strikes, struck out five and gave up one run on three hits.

• Giants No. 9 prospect Sandro Fabian turned in his second two-homer game of the season for Class A Augusta as he went 3-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs. Fabian, who hit a two-run home run in the second and a solo blast in the eighth, has caught fire recently, going 7-for-14 over his past three games.

Watch: Fabian swats second homer

Brewers No. 10 prospect Lucas Erceg hit his 11th homer of the season and second in as many days for Class A Advanced Carolina. Erceg, who finished 2-for-3 with a trio of RBIs, hit a two-run homer in the fourth and drove in a run with a single in the sixth, providing all the offense in Carolina's 3-2 win over Wilmington.

Erceg blasts two-run shot

• Nationals No. 10 prospect Daniel Johnson hit his second homer in four games since joining Class A Advanced Potomac. After batting .300 through 88 games with Class A Hagerstown, Johnson has gotten off to a fast start with Potomac, hitting .400 with two homers and three RBIs.

Cubs No. 17 prospect Eddy Martinez broke out of his funk with a perfect 3-for-3 game for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach. Martinez, who had just one hit over his past five games (19 at-bats), also hit his 12th homer in the contest.

• Reds No. 24 prospect Jose Siri extended his hitting streak to 32 games with a 1-for-4 showing in Class A Dayton's loss to Lansing. Siri extended his streak with a base hit in the fourth and is the owner of the longest streak in the Minor Leagues this season. The 32-game mark is also tied for the second-longest in Midwest League history, with the record sitting at 35.

Siri runs hitting streak to 30

Phillies No. 24 prospect Drew Anderson bounced back from one of his worst starts this season and led Double-A Reading to a win over Hartford. After surrendering five earned runs in 1/3 of an inning in his last start, Anderson rebounded to give up one run in six innings. The 23-year-old gave up two hits and notched a pair of strikeouts.

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