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The Phillies may have come up short on Wednesday, losing 5-3 to the Braves, but it was still a good day for a pair of the organization's top prospects.

Scott Kingery (No. 35 overall, Phillies' No. 2) and Jorge Alfaro (Phillies' No. 7) combined to go 4-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a pair of extra-base hits.

The Phillies may have come up short on Wednesday, losing 5-3 to the Braves, but it was still a good day for a pair of the organization's top prospects.

Scott Kingery (No. 35 overall, Phillies' No. 2) and Jorge Alfaro (Phillies' No. 7) combined to go 4-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a pair of extra-base hits.

Kingery, who has played well throughout Spring Training, was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double. The 23-year-old also scored a run and boosted his slash line to .393/.433/.786.

"The second at-bat was really interesting, because it's an indication of his consistent angles and the way the ball comes off the bat," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. "When he drives the baseball, he gets it in the air. When he gets beat with the baseball, it lands on the outfield grass. He's just been very consistent across the board."

Meanwhile, Alfaro hit his second homer in his second two-hit game of the Grapefruit League. The catcher, who had been hitless over his past four games (10 at-bats), hit a solo homer in the second frame as part of his 2-for-3 afternoon.

Other top prospect performances from Wednesday's action:

• No. 14 overall prospect Brendan Rodgers (Rockies No. 1) boosted his Spring Training batting average to an even .300 with his third homer. Rodgers, who finished 1-for-2, hit a solo homer in the ninth.

• No. 82 overall prospect Jesse Winker (Reds' No. 4) came up with a pair of hits and showed off some speed with his first stolen base of the spring. Winker, now hitting .357, went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Video: Top Prospects: Jesse Winker, OF, Reds

Mets No. 10 prospect Luis Guillorme put together a perfect day at the plate in a loss to the Marlins. The 23-year-old, who is hitting .323 in Spring Training, notched his first multihit effort as he went 2-for-2 and also drew a pair of walks.

Cubs No. 22 prospect Alec Mills put together a strong start as he retired six of the seven batters he faced, including each of the first four. Mills, who has a 2.45 ERA through 7 1/3 innings, gave up one hit and struck out one in two scoreless innings.

Dodgers No. 25 prospect Kyle Farmer continued his impressive Spring Training with a two-run homer in his only at-bat against the Rockies. Farmer has three homers and is hitting .500 (10-for-20).

Orioles No. 25 prospect Nestor Cortes Jr. spun his first scoreless outing of the spring, giving up just one hit over 3 1/3 innings. The lefty, who has allowed five runs in 10 1/3 innings, also walked two and struck out four.

• Rays prospects Brandon Lowe (No. 15) and Yonny Chirinos (No. 21) led the team to a 9-3 victory over the Pirates with strong performances at the plate and on the mound. Chirinos made his second start (sixth appearance) of the Grapefruit League and moved to 2-0 after striking out six and giving up one run on three hits in three innings. Lowe picked up his first two hits of the spring, going 2-for-2 with a homer.

Video: TB@PIT: Lowe belts a solo homer to right

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