Smoak went hitless again on Thursday
In what was basically a meaningless game for Team USA, the Americans picked up a victory over an excellent Cuba squad. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at Thursday's minor league action.
Baseball World Cup
Having already secured their spot in Sunday’s Gold Medal Game, the United States played and defeated Cuba, 5-3, on Thursday evening in Italy.
First baseman Justin Smoak was the only Rangers prospect to appear in the game. He was 0-for-4 with one walk.
Team Canada took home an 11-5 victory over a strong Netherlands team. Emerson Frostad didn’t play. Former Rangers prospect Tim Smith was 1-for-4 with a run batted in.
The Americans will face the Netherlands on Friday afternoon. It’ll be their final test before Sunday’s Gold Medal Game.
AAA: Oklahoma City - SEASON OVER
69-75, 11.0 GB
The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.
AA: Frisco - SEASON OVER
39-31, 2.0 GB
The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.
A+: Bakersfield - SEASON OVER
Lost 2-3 in Cal League Semifinals (Best of five)
The Blaze had an extremely successful season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and reaching the California League Semifinal series.
A: Hickory - SEASON OVER
30-40, 15.5 GB
The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.
SSA: Spokane - SEASON OVER
37-39, 10.0 GB
The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.
AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB
The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.
DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB
The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.
DSL: DSL Rangers2 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU
After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.
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