Parker powers Colorado Springs to victory

Rockies outfield prospect belts two homers to lead Sky Sox past Albuquerque

Parker powers Colorado Springs to victory

Right fielder Kyle Parker, the Rockies' No. 8 prospect, collected a season-high four hits and homered twice on Thursday, helping Triple-A Colorado Springs defeat Albuquerque, 9-8.

Parker, the Rockies' first-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and two RBIs. It was the fifth two-homer game of Parker's career and first since August 14, 2012, when he played for Class A Advanced Modesto.

Parker hit his first home run on Thursday in the fourth inning off right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 6 prospect. Parker's second home run, also a solo shot, came off left-hander Robert Carson. It tied the game with one out in the ninth inning and set the Sky Sox up for a walk-off win, which they completed when Tim Wheeler hit a two-out, RBI single to drive in Angelys Nina.

In 117 games with Colorado Springs this season, Parker is hitting .289/.337/.454 with 14 home runs. Parker was called up to Colorado twice this season and recorded his first Major League hit July 9 against San Diego.

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