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Sunday's best: Andujar, German lead RailRiders to win

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Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.

Andujar, the Yankees' No. 6 prospect, extended his hitting streak to six games and drove in two of the RailRiders' three runs. The 22-year-old, who finished 3-for-4, hit a solo homer in the sixth and then added an RBI double in the eighth, which brought his average up to .326 through 45 games at the Triple-A level.

Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.

Andujar, the Yankees' No. 6 prospect, extended his hitting streak to six games and drove in two of the RailRiders' three runs. The 22-year-old, who finished 3-for-4, hit a solo homer in the sixth and then added an RBI double in the eighth, which brought his average up to .326 through 45 games at the Triple-A level.

Watch: Andujar rips a solo homer

The three runs were more than enough for German, the Yankees' No. 21 prospect, as he held his opponent scoreless for the second time in his past three starts.

German yielded four hits over seven scoreless frames and has now given up one earned run or fewer in six of his past seven starts. The righty fired 64 of his 102 pitches for strikes, walked two and struck out nine.

Other top prospect performances from Sunday's action:

No. 8 overall prospect Ronald Acuna (Braves' No. 1) extended his hitting streak to eight games as he continues to put up big numbers with Triple-A Gwinnett. Acuna, who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a win over Buffalo, has multiple hits in three straight games and is hitting .355 through 37 games with Gwinnett.

Acuna rips a double

• No. 23 overall prospect Brendan McKay (Rays' No. 3) threw 28 of his 38 pitches for strikes and kept his ERA at 0.00 with another scoreless outing for Class A Short Season Hudson Valley. McKay gave up one hit and struck out four in three innings and has now fanned 13 in 11 innings to begin his professional career.

McKay's fourth strikeout

• No. 39 overall prospect A.J. Puk (Athletics' No. 2) put together one of his best starts since joining Double-A Midland as he struck out seven and gave up one earned run over six innings. Puk got off to a rough start at the Double-A level, but has bounced back recently, giving up three earned runs or fewer in six consecutive starts.

• No. 56 overall prospect Scott Kingery (Phillies' No. 3) extended his hitting streak to 18 games in a 3-for-4 performance with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A day after extending his streak with an inside-the-park homer, Kingery went with the more traditional approach and belted a solo homer over the fence in the IronPigs win over Charlotte.

Kingery goes yard again

Blue Jays No. 19 prospect Jordan Romano picked up his seventh win of the season after throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Class A Advanced Dunedin. Romano has won three straight decisions and gave up just three hits while throwing 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes.

Brewers No. 21 prospect Cody Ponce gave up one run over 7 1/3 innings for Class A Advanced Carolina. Ponce, who has given up one earned run in each of his past two starts, struck out five, walked two and gave up three hits.

Watch: Ponce snags line drive

Mariners No. 4 prospect Andrew Moore made quick work of the El Paso offense in a strong start for Triple-A Tacoma. Moore walked one and gave up just one hit in four scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out the side in the second and retired nine in a row at one point.

Rangers No. 18 prospect Kyle Cody spun a gem for Class A Advanced Down East. Cody tossed seven scoreless innings and gave up just one hit in the impressive outing. He also notched eight strikeouts, giving him 126 through 114 innings this season.

"I'd say being able to throw my slider for strikes and just getting them off my fastball a little bit [was key]," Cody told MiLB.com. "I was able to execute a few changeups as well. It was all working through the middle innings, through the fourth, fifth and sixth. I just kept the hitters off-balance and the defense did a nice job behind me. And that's all I can really ask for."

Rockies No. 18 prospect Tyler Nevin set a couple of career highs as he collected five hits and scored four runs in Class A Asheville's win over Lexington. Nevin finished a homer shy of the cycle, but was still a perfect 5-for-5 with an RBI at the plate. Nevin actually reached in all six plate appearances as he also drew a walk.

Nevin's fifth hit

Tigers No. 5 prospect Christin Stewart put together his second four-hit game of the season for Double-A Erie in a loss to Bowie. Stewart hit his 26th homer of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning, and finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

Stewart's 26th homer

Twins prospects Royce Lewis (No. 1, No. 31 overall) Lewin Diaz (No. 10) and Travis Blankenhorn (No. 11) put up big numbers as Class A Cedar Rapids cruised to a 12-2 win over Beloit. Lewis matched his career high with four hits as he went 4-for-6 at the plate. Diaz was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, while Blankenhorn drove in a run and finished 4-for-5.

Lewis collects fourth hit

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