8/26/2014 12:36 A.M. ET
Astros' top prospects combine for eight hits
Hernandez and DeShields lead Double-A Corpus Christi to 23-7 win
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
Outfielders Teoscar Hernandez and Delino DeShields, the Astros' Nos. 11 and 12 prospects, combined for eight hits, six runs and eight RBIs Monday, as Double-A Corpus Christi outslugged the Missions in San Antonio, 23-7.
Hernandez went 4-for-7 with a home run, a double, three runs and three RBIs. DeShields finished the night 4-for-6 with two home runs, a triple, a double and a walk. He scored three runs and drove in five. It was his second two-homer game of the season.
Third baseman Colin Moran, the Astros' No. 5 prospect and No. 67 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 prospects list, added three hits and two runs. He is hitting .310/.362/.440 in 21 games since the Astros acquired him at the Trade Deadline from the Marlins as a part of the Jarred Cosart deal.
Both Hernandez and DeShields fell just shy of the cycle Monday. Hernandez had three chances to get his triple and DeSheilds had two opportunities to get his single. But neither was able to complete what would have been the first cycle of their careers.
Hernandez began the season with Class A Advanced Lancaster and was promoted earlier this month. He is hitting .306/.315/.542 with four home runs in 17 games with the Hooks.
In 107 games this season, DeShields is hitting .244/.352/.374 with 11 home runs and 50 stolen bases. After spending his first few years at second base, he returned to the outfield this season. He began the year playing center field, but has primarily played left field since Hernandez arrived in Corpus Christi.