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Prospect Winker smashes two homers in win

Reds outfielder notches five RBIs for Class A Advanced Bakersfield

Outfielder Jesse Winker, the Reds' No. 3 prospect, hit two home runs Monday and Class A Advanced Bakersfield defeated High Desert, 14-8.

Winker, ranked No. 92 on's Top 100 Prospects list, finished the game 2-for-4 with five RBIs and two walks. It was the second multi-homer game of his career.

Winker's two-homer game came on the heels of an eight-game hitting streak that ended Sunday. In 44 games this season, he is hitting .320/.417/.558 with nine home runs. He ranks third in the California League in both on-base percentage and OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).

Right-hander Ben Lively, the Reds' No. 12 prospect, was the beneficiary of the Blaze's offensive outburst and picked up the victory. He allowed a season-high five runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out seven batters and walked none. He now leads all Minor Leaguers with nine wins this season.

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

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