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Prospect McMahon comes through for Asheville

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Over the course of two days, Ryan McMahon got two chances in one game to be a hero for Class A Asheville and he took advantage of both of them.

Asheville and Greensboro began a game Thursday, but rain forced it to be suspended after the 10th inning. Before the rain came, however, McMahon tied the game with a two-out home run in the ninth, sending the game to extra innings. When it resumed Friday, he hit a two-out single in the 13th to drive in the winning run in the Tourists' 11-10 victory. Asheville also won Friday's regularly-scheduled game, 6-1.

McMahon, the Rockies' No. 7 prospect, went 4-for-6 in the first game and 1-for-5 in the second game. Between the two games he accumulated a home run, two doubles, four runs and two RBIs.

McMahon began the season on a tear and hit nine home runs in April. But his pace has slowed considerably and, before Thursday's home run, he had last homered July 1.

In his first full professional season, McMahon is hitting .284/.354/.492 with 13 home runs in 100 games.

While McMahon was the hero of the first game, right-hander Antonio Senzatela, the Rockies' No. 20 prospect, helped make sure the second game wasn't as dramatic. He held the Grasshoppers to one run on five hits and one walk in five innings. He struck out five batters and earned the victory. He has won his last 12 decisions and leads the South Atlantic League with 13 wins this season.

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

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