Taveras' four hits spark Triple-A Memphis

Taveras' four hits spark Triple-A Memphis

The Cardinals' No. 1 prospect Oscar Taveras collected four hits Thursday, but Triple-A Memphis lost, 9-1, to Round Rock.

All of Taveras' hits were singles and he finished the night 4-for-5. It was his second four-hit game of the season. Outfielder Stephen Piscotty, the Cardinals' No. 2 prospect, added two hits and a walk.

Taveras, ranked No. 2 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects, made his Major League debut May 31. He hit .189/.225/.297 in 11 games with the Cardinals before being sent back to Memphis when Matt Adams came off the disabled list.

Part of the reason Taveras was sent down to Memphis was to get him everyday at bats again. He has done just that and, in 12 games since returning to Triple-A, he is hitting .318/.375/.455. That slash line nearly matches his overall numbers this season with the Redbirds. In 61 games, he is hitting .323/.374/.511 with eight home runs in 61 games.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. 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.