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Beede tied his career-high with 11 strikeouts, walked one and gave up two hits.

Beede tossed eight scoreless frames on June 2, but hadn’t pitched into the ninth until Monday. However, the 23-year-old right-hander handled the final frame with ease.

After giving up a single to lead off the frame, Beede struck out a pair and induced a ground-ball out to finish off the win and move to 7-7 with a 2.87 ERA through 23 starts.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Monday:

No. 22 overall prospect Willy Adames (Rays’ No. 1) extended his hitting streak to nine games with multi-hit efforts in both games of Double-A Montgomery’s doubleheader. Adames doubled in both games and finished 5-for-8 with two RBIs.

No. 35 overall prospect Cody Bellinger (Dodgers’ No. 1) had quite the day offensively. Bellinger was a perfect 4-for-4, hit two homers for the second time this season and drove in a career-high six runs.

No. 52 overall prospect Nick Gordon (Twins’ No. 2) was on base all night for Class A Advanced Fort Myers. The 20-year-old shortstop notched his first-career five-hit game (5-for-5), bumped his average up to .296 and scored a pair of runs.

“The last several games before this one have been rough for me, you know, but I was just grinding through it,” Gordon told MiLB.com. “I was talking to my dad, and I was worried about getting ahead [in counts]. He always knows what to say, and he told me, ‘Have fun. Take it one day at a time and one game at a time. Have fun and don’t think about getting hits, but that you’ve come to hit. You know how to swing the bat. Go up there and compete.'”

No. 79 overall prospect Raimel Tapia (Rockies’ No. 5) is 8-for-14 over his past three games and has back-to-back three-hit games after going 3-for-5 with two RBIs for Triple-A Albuquerque. Tapia has hit over .300 in each of the past four seasons and is on his way toward doing so again as he’s hitting .328 through 124 games across two levels this season.

Blue Jays’ No. 9 prospect Rowdy Tellez has three homers in the past four games after he went deep again for Double-A New Hampshire. Tellez hit a three-run homer in the fifth as part of a 2-for-5 night.

Brett Phillips (Brewers’ No. 8) is closing in on his career-high for homers (17) after hitting his 15th of the season for Double-A Biloxi. Phillips hit a three-run homer in the first game of the doubleheader and finished the night 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and recorded a hit in both games.

• A 31-pitch first inning is typically a bad sign for a starting pitcher, but Brewers’ No. 25 prospect Brandon Woodruff battled through the inning en route to his first career complete game. The 23-year-old gave up one run on two hits in seven innings, helping Double-A Biloxi complete a sweep of the doubleheader. Woodruff struck out 10 for the fourth time this season and finished the game having thrown 99 pitches with 68 for strikes.

Cardinals’ No. 6 prospect Magneuris Sierra posted his third four-hit game of the season for Class A Peoria. The 20-year-old was a perfect 4-for-4 and is 11-for-16 (.688) over his past four games, including a pair of four-hit performances.

• Chase De Jong (Dodgers’ No. 17) picked up his 14th win of the season, leading Double-A Tulsa to a win with six scoreless innings. De Jong gave up four hits and struck out eight.

• Gavin Cecchini (Mets’ No. 3) is hitting .368 in August after going 3-for-4 for Triple-A Las Vegas. The 22-year-old shortstop has three or more hits in three consecutive games, including a 5-for-5 performance on August 27.

• Ricardo Pinto (Phillies’ No. 16) fired seven scoreless frames for Double-A Reading. The 22-year-old walked just one, struck out two, gave up three hits and threw 61 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

• Garrett Whitley (Rays’ No. 8) has eight hits over the past two days after going a perfect 4-for-4 with Class A Short Season Hudson Valley. Whitley has hit in seven of his past eight games and the four-hit performances are the first two of his career.

JaCoby Jones (Tigers’ No. 9) turned in his fifth three-hit performance of the season for Triple-A Toledo. The 24-year-old went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, bringing his total to 43 through 99 games.

• Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 3) threw seven scoreless innings for Double-A Birmingham. Adams gave up four hits, struck out five and has pitched into the seventh in four consecutive starts.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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