6/12/2014 12:35 A.M. ET
Ruiz, Vasquez erupt at plate for Lancaster
Astros' top prospects combined for seven hits, eight RBIs
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
Third baseman Rio Ruiz, the Astros' No. 10 prospect, drove in six runs and outfielder Danry Vasquez, the club's No. 19 prospect, collected five hits Wednesday, helping Class A Advanced Lancaster defeat Rancho Cucamonga, 16-3. Their big nights helped the JetHawks clinch the first half California League South Division title.
Ruiz went 2-for-5 with a grand slam and one run scored. His six RBIs were a career high and matched Lancaster's season high. Vasquez finished the night 5-for-5 with two doubles, four runs and two RBIs. His five hits and four runs equaled his career high.
Not to be outdone by Ruiz and Vasquez, Astros' No. 1 prospect Carlos Correa went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, a run and two RBIs. It was his third straight multi-hit game.
In all, the JetHawks totaled 19 hits, including 10 that went for extra bases, and eight walks. All but one starter had at least one hit and scored a run.
Ruiz is hitting .300/.392/.440 with six home runs in 63 games this season. Vasquez, meanwhile, lifted his batting average to .268 on Wednesday.