Blackmon provides pop in Scorpions win
Rockies prospect ends 0-for-11 skid with home run, single
Charlie Blackmon found the right time to break out of his slump.
Blackmon had two hits, including a two-run homer, to lead Scottsdale to a 5-4 win over Surprise on Tuesday.
The second-round pick by the Rockies in 2008 ended his 0-for-11 slump with a second-inning single. With one on and one out in the fourth, the 24-year-old outfielder took Brandon Sisk (Royals) deep to right field for his first AFL homer.
Blackmon made his Double-A debut this season, batting .297 with 11 homers and 55 RBIs for the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League.
Nationals prospect Derek Norris gave the Scorpions (4-2) an early lead with an RBI triple in the first. Greg Miclat (Orioles) extended the lead with an RBI single the following inning. Michael Burgess (Nationals) scored twice.
Diamondbacks farmhand Josh Collmenter (2-0) was credited with the win, giving up a run on two hits and fanning two over three innings. Brad Peacock (Nationals) fanned three over two hitless frames, and Craig Kimbrel (Braves) allowed a hit over the final two innings for the save.
The Rafters (3-3) tried to rally in the sixth. Rangers prospect Davis Stoneburner smacked a two-RBI double and Ben Guez (Indians) tripled him in. Cale Iorg (Tigers) grounded back to pitcher Corey Young, who forced out Guez at home. After a single by Jose Felix (Rangers), Cardinals prospect Adron Chambers grounded out to end the threat.
Tigers prospect and Eastern League All-Star Brooks Brown (1-1) was tagged with the loss, surrendering three runs -- one earned -- on five hits over three innings. Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers) fanned two over 1 1/3 perfect frames. Sisk gave up two runs and only recorded two outs before leaving with a leg injury.
Robert Emrich is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.