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Singleton joins Minors leaders with 10th homer

Astros' No. 4 prospect continues to rake for Triple-A Oklahoma City

Singleton joins Minors leaders with 10th homer

First baseman Jon Singleton hit his 10th home run of the season Friday, tying him for the Minor League lead, as Triple-A Oklahoma City defeated Omaha, 3-1.

Singleton, the Astros' No. 4 prospect and No. 47 overall, finished 1-for-3 with a walk. In 28 games, he is hitting .283 with a 1.031 OPS and has scored 24 runs.

Singleton is the third Minor Leaguer to reach 10 home runs this season. Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit 10 home runs at Triple-A Toledo before being promoted to the Major Leagues last week. Rangers' No. 5 prospect Joey Gallo, the reigning Minor League home run champion, hit his 10th on Thursday for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach.

Singleton has now hit double-digit home runs in each of his first five professional seasons. He is one shy of matching his 2013 total, which he achieved in 90 games between three levels.

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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