Gallo's batting practice performance turned the heads of fellow prospects and damaged a truck parked beyond the right-field fence.
But it was Gallo's sixth-inning, two-run homer that landed near the already battered truck that helped give the U.S. team a 3-2 win over the World team Sunday in the Futures Game at Target Field. It was the fifth straight victory for the Americans in the game, which features top prospects from around the minors.
"When I connect, I can usually hit the ball pretty far," Gallo said.
Then Gallo, a
"He's got that (home run swing)," U.S. manager and former Twins manager
Kelly threw batting practice to Gallo before the game.
"I hurt my neck turning my head," Kelly joked. "I was told to watch (for him), and it was entertaining."
The U.S. team recorded the game's first run in the third inning when catcher
Meyer needed just four pitches to get out of the fifth inning, and Berrios recorded one strikeout and didn't allow a hit in the first inning.
It was Gallo, who finished 1 for 4, who made the biggest impact, however.
"I haven't seen the truck yet," Gallo said after the game, "but I heard I got it pretty good."
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