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Severino notches career-high 10 strikeouts

Yankees No. 1 prospect allows 1 hit in 6 innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Luis Severino had a memorable start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, recording a career-high 10 strikeouts in the RailRiders' 9-4 win over Lehigh Valley.

The Yankees' No. 1 prospect (No. 16 overall) in the newly updated prospect rankings allowed one earned run on just one hit and didn't walk any batters while reaching double-digit Ks. The 10-spot was a season high for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Severino is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts for the RailRiders.

WATCH: Severino records 10th K

A 6-foot right-hander, the 2012 signee was promoted in late May after going 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA for Double-A Trenton. His perfect record in Pennsylvania is no fluke; he hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his starts at the Triple-A level.

Severino got some offensive help from No. 4 prospect Greg Bird on Wednesday. The first baseman finished 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, snapping an 0-for-12 skid in the previous three games.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for
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