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ST. PETERSBURG — Aaron Judge’s bat has made plenty of noise this season, but it was the rookie outfielder’s defense that had people talking on Sunday afternoon after his game-saving catch robbed the Rays’ Evan Longoria in the Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey ‘ 3-2 victory at Tropicana Field.

With the Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey leading by that same score in the sixth inning, Judge raced into the right-center-field gap to run down Longoria’s drive off reliever Chad Green — snaring it with a full-extension dive onto the turf — then relayed it back to the infield as Corey Dickerson was doubled off.

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“I wasn’t doing it on offense, so I was able to do it on defense and help out the team,” said Judge, who struck out in all four of his at-bats Sunday. “I just read it good off the bat and tried my best to get there. When I looked up right before I caught it, I saw I might have Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey chance and dove for it.”

The Yankees weren’t quite so understated in their praise for Judge, who also leads the Majors with 15 homers and paces the American League with 35 runs scored. From his vantage point in left field, Brett Gardner said that he did not expect Judge to come up with the play.

“I thought it was in the gap,” Gardner said. “I thought it was an RBI double, and when he dives, the double can turn into a triple. That’s the difference in the ballgame. That’s a tie game, and Longoria is standing on second or third with no outs. … Awesome play.”

According to Statcast™, it was rated as a four-star catch and had a catch probability of 26 percent. Judge had to race 79 feet in 4.6 seconds. That catch probability of 26 percent was the lowest by any Yankees outfielder. Entering Sunday, the team’s outfielders were 7-for-16 on four-star opportunities, and Judge is now 4-for-7 on such plays this season. His sprint speed on the play — as measured by the amount of ground he covered in his fastest one-second window — was 28.5 feet per second. To put that into context, Jacoby Ellsbury and Gardner — two teammates known for their speed — have topped out at 27.3 feet per second and 26.6 feet per second on outfield plays this season.

“I thought it was going to fall,” Longoria said. “It just seemed like the last 10 or 15 feet, he covered a ton of ground, and, I mean, there’s not much you can do other than tip your hat. It was a great play and ended up saving the game for them. … It was impressive, man. We’ll be watching that one … for a while.”

Judge has wowed the Yankees in the field several times this season, including tumbling into the right-field seats to make a grab at Fenway Park last month. CC Sabathia said he told teammate Chasen Shreve that he had a funny feeling Judge was about to do it again.

“It’s weird — I know that ball was in the gap, but when he hit it and Judge started running, I was like, ‘Oh, he’s going to catch that,’ in my head,” Sabathia said. “It’s weird to think that, but he’s a great player, a good outfielder. He covers a lot of ground. It felt like he had a chance. Obviously, it’s one of the best catches of the year so far.”

Judge said that he had some difficulty Josh Donaldson Jersey the ball against The Trop’s oatmeal-toned roof as it came in and out of the lights, but he was able to maintain his focus. He entered the day with six Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) according to Fangraphs.

“That’s what I’m getting paid to do, to make plays like that. That’s what I did,” Judge said.

Judge said that he got a chance to watch the video shortly after the game’s final out, and he was asked how he would rate his play.

“How would I grade Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey it?” Judge said, with a grin. “Good catch.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Gardner, Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Jersey Judge lead Yankees’ win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Aaron Judge preserved the lead with a sensational Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey diving catch as the Yankees withstood Chris Archer’s season-high 12 strikeouts, snapping their three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Gardner’s second-inning blast was his eighth homer in the past 20 games, exceeding his total for all of 2016. Didi Gregorius had four hits, including a run-scoring single off Archer, who permitted six hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings while accepting his second straight loss.

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“He’s got dominant stuff. He’s an ace,” Gardner said of Archer. “He obviously had the loss today, and that’s just because of the play that Judge made and the way [the Yankees] pitched. I don’t know how many strikeouts he had — 14, 16, 20, it seemed like — but we got the win, which is all that matters.”

Yankees starter CC Sabathia was charged with two runs (one earned) over five-plus innings. A Gary Sanchez throwing error allowed Corey Dickerson to race home with Tampa Bay’s first run, and Derek Norris homered off the veteran in the fifth, snapping a string of 12 straight retired by Sabathia.

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“It feels good. Obviously, you’re pitching against Archer, so it’s going to be tough,” Sabathia said. “I’m just trying to get the boys back in the dugout as quick as possible to try and get some more runs.”

Playing behind Chad Green, Judge preserved the lead with a full-extension grab in the sixth, stealing an extra-base hit from Evan Longoria and doubling Dickerson off of first base.

“Anything I can do to help out the team,” Judge said. “CC is out there doing well, and they brought in Greenie. Against a good hitter like Longoria, anything I can do on defense to help them out, you have to do it.”

Dellin Betances recorded the final four outs to earn his second save since taking over as the Yanks’ closer in place of the injured Aroldis Chapman.

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Bringing the heat: Archer offered a preview of his afternoon in the first inning when shortstop Tim Beckham threw away a potential Sanchez double-play ball, giving the Yankees runners at second and third with none out. Archer struck out Matt Holliday, Starlin Castro and Judge to keep New York off the scoreboard, becoming the first pitcher to strike out 10 Yankees in the first four innings of a game since Randy Johnson on July 1, 1994.

“There was maybe two or three pitches that I didn’t execute exactly how I wanted to, and they capitalized,” Archer said. “That’s what good baseball players do.”

Defense doesn’t rest: Judge turned in the Yank Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey eighth four-star catch of the year in the sixth inning, racing into the right-center-field gap to flag Longoria’s drive off Green. Dickerson was doubled off of first base on the play, which kept Sabathia in line for the victory and had a catch probability of 26 percent, with Judge needing to cover 79 feet in 4.6 seconds.

“I thought it was going to fall,” Longoria said. “It just seemed like the last 10 or 15 feet, he Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey a ton of ground, and, I mean, there’s not much you can do other than tip your hat. It was a great Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey and ended up saving the game for them.” More >

This one goes to 11: With Kevin Kiermaier at third base and two outs in the seventh, the Rays sent up Logan Morrison to pinch-hit for Daniel Robertson. The Yankees countered by bringing in right-hander Tyler Clippard to face the left-handed batter. An 11-pitch battle followed, with Morrison fouling off three straight 3-2 pitches before finally flying out to end the inning.

“Our lefties have been used recently a couple days in a row, so that’s why I did it the way I did it,” Yankees manager Joe Josh Donaldson Jersey Girardi said. “I told Dellin we’re going to need multiple outs today and it’s a possibility. He did his job, and so did Clippard and Greenie.”

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“I think it’s also good that we’re a little disappointed after a loss. That’s, I guess, how you want to feel. You never want to be satisfied when you lose. Period. It’s good that we’re hungry and want to keep winning.” — Longoria, on the defeat that snapped a four-game win streak

“I just saw it a couple of seconds ago. How would I grade it? Good catch.” — Judge

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• The Nos. 3-5 hitters in New York’s lineup (Holliday, Castro, Judge) went a combined 0-for-12 with 11 strikeouts. Castro flied out in the sixth.

• With his first-inning walk, Longoria tied Ben Zobrist for the Rays’ franchise record with 542 in his career.

WHAT’S NEXT
Yankees: Right-hander Michael Pineda (4-2, 3.42 ERA) gets the start on Monday as the Yankees open a four-game series at home against the Royals. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. Pineda defeated Kansas City in his last start, permitting four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings. The Yanks are 6-2 in Pineda’s past eight starts.

Rays: Jake Odorizzi will get the nod on Monday when Tampa Bay opens a four-game series at Tropicana Field against the Angels at 7:10 p.m. ET. The right-hander, who enters 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA, has allowed homers in 12 of his past 13 starts — dating to August 2016 — and is coming off a victory over Cleveland that saw him yield a season-high-tying seven hits.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook.

Jeff Odom is a contributor to MLB.com based in St. Petersburg who covered the Rays on Sunday.

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Custom Brewers Jersey Alex Bregman’s grand slam leads Astros’ win

NEW YORK — Alex Bregman bounded into the dugout and excitedly tugged at the front of his uniform jersey. On the night when the Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s
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, the Astros’ No. 2 slugged a first-inning grand slam that helped lead his club to a 10-7 victory and a split of Sunday’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

“It was really special just to be able to contribute to a team win and be able to get us off to a good start in the first inning,” said Bregman, who clubbed his first homer of the season. “We wanted to get ahead and get a lead early in the game,
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Bregman wears the digit in homage to the Yankees legend, and his first career grand slam was one of three first-inning homers off Masahiro Tanaka. George Springer and Josh Reddick cracked back-to-back shots to open the game as Houston batted around in the first inning.

“It was as great series win,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “This is a good team across the way, and we had some interesting games, but to come here and play in this ballpark and win three out of four, especially including a doubleheader in
MLB which we had to scratch and claw both games, that’s a good series win.”
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Springer added a second homer in the second inning as the Astros bounced back from an 11-6 loss in the first game of the twin bill. Lacking both his splitter and slider, Tanaka was rocked for a career-high eight runs in 1 2/3 innings, and the right-hander left the field to a chorus of boos after Carlos Beltran chased him with an RBI double.

“There’s times like this during the season, and you just have to battle through it,” Tanaka said through an interpreter. “They took some really good swings on pitches, and I think they were flat.”

Houston starter Charlie Morton allowed four runs on four hits while striking out 10 over 5 2/3 innings as the Astros (26-12) took three out of four games in the series. They have the best record in the Major Leagues.

Matt Holliday was one of the few Yankees to solve Morton, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Brett Gardner went 6-for-9 with two doubles and a
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“Our starting pitchers had a tough time in this series,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We gave ourselves a shot in the ninth here. It wasn’t how we wanted this series to go, but to me, we had a chance in three of the four games.
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Bang, bang: After settling for nine hits — all singles — in Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Astros came out swinging against Tanaka in Game 2, with Springer and Reddick hitting back-to-back homers to start the game. Per Elias Sports, the last time the Astros had hit consecutive homers to lead off a game was on June 9, 2006, when Craig Biggio and Mike Lamb did it vs. the Braves.

“We really come out and made a big impact early,” Hinch said. “We got some pitches to hit. We know what [Tanaka is] going to pitch and how he’s going to pitch. We faced him quite a bit. When he did make mistakes, we did damage. George’s first at-bat set the tone. It was a long at-bat. He saw every pitch that he had. It was a nice, emotional lift at the very first hitter of the game. Reddick followed suit, and the inning continued to get better and better.”

“I felt like that was some of the best stuff I ever had in terms of raw stuff,” said Morton, who wound up allowing four runs in the fifth. “It was making some pitches and that fifth inning, you go from one extreme to the other. It’s frustrating.”
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Beltran’s double in the second inning was the 545th of his career, breaking a tie with Jeter and moving into sole possession of 31st on the all-time doubles list.

Bregman is the first player wearing No. 2 to hit a grand slam at Yankee Stadium since Jeter on June 18, 2005, vs. the Cubs, according to ESPN.

WHAT’S NEXT
Astros: Right-hander Joe Musgrove (2-3, 5.02 ERA) will start for the Astros in Monday’s 6:10 p.m. CT series opener against the Marlins at Marlins Park. This will be the Astros’ first trip to Miami since 2012, when they were still in the National League. This will also be their first game in an NL park this season, which means they won’t be able to use a designated hitter..

Yankees: Following an off-day on Monday, the Yankees begin a three-game
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Derek Jeter, Custom Yankees Jersey fans share the love one more time

NEW YORK — Sunday night was all about Derek Jeter, yet in typical fashion, No. 2
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A sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium showered him with love and affection, appreciative of every jump throw, dive, opposite-field hit — and most important,
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every win — he delivered during his two-decade run in the Bronx.

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Homemade signs ranged from the clever (“I like my mom; I love Derek Jeter” and
Personalized New York Yankees Jersey “Happy Jeter Day to my mom”) to the cliché (“RE2PECT” and “Thanks for the Memories Captain”) as fans tried to express their gratitude to the greatest Yankee of this generation.

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Jeter, who struggled to talk about his own game throughout his brilliant career, was no different during this celebration. After wishing his mother, grandmother, sister and pregnant wife a Happy Mother’s Day, Jeter thanked the Steinbrenner family, his managers, coaches, teammates, support staff and his family, giving an Oscars-like acceptance speech without fear of being played off by any music.

Then Jeter turned to the people he’s credited with inspiring him for years despite the fact that he’s never met most of them.

“The fans — wow,” Jeter said, drawing the exact ovation one would expect following such a comment. “I want to thank you guys for pushing me, for challenging me, for making me accountable, but more importantly, for embracing me since day one.”

Accountability was always important to Jeter, who wasn’t at his locker after
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himself available to reporters following every loss.

Those defeats were far more infrequent than the victories, thanks to Jeter and his teammates. Ten of those guys were on the field to help honor The Captain, along with a handful of other Yankees dignitaries, including Joe Torre, Reggie Jackson, Willie Randolph and Gene “Stick” Michael.

In a nice touch, Soot Zimmer, the widow of Don Zimmer — a Jeter favorite — was also on hand, escorted to the field by Aaron Judge. (You just knew Judge would be a part of the festivities somehow, didn’t you?)

At one point after the ceremony, Jeter was asked what stands out to him as the most special aspect of his career. That’s something he never reflected on while playing, but two-plus years removed from his final game, had he finally been able to appreciate one or two moments above the others?

Nope. For Jeter, it was simply being able to play for the same team — to be a part
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“When you’re in it, you don’t really think about it too much because you just
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Pressed again for a moment, Jeter almost seemed embarrassed to admit which one stood out: his walk-off hit in his final at-bat at Yankee Stadium.

“[It’s] ironic because it’s the only game I played in here that didn’t mean anything,” Jeter said. “But the way that the fans reacted and the relationship that I had with them for 20 years, it felt as though it was a playoff-type atmosphere. I feel selfish saying that because, like I said, we were eliminated. But that was a special moment for me, and I’ll never forget that last game.”

Jeter kept coming back to that word: special. Not in relation to himself or what he accomplished on the field, but rather what the relationships meant to him all these years, from those closest to him in his life to those that, although they may never have met, still felt like family.

So while the fans — many of whom wore No. 2 in some form or fashion — tried to express their love for Jeter, he did his best to make them know the feeling was mutual.

“I had this special relationship with the organization and the fans for years,” Jeter said. “I didn’t want to prepare a speech because when I prepare speeches, if I forget part of it, none of it makes sense when I speak. Literally, I didn’t know what to say besides ‘thank you.'”

Jeter didn’t come prepared with a speech, though just as he did on the final night at the old Stadium across the street, he hit it out of the park with his words Sunday night. Being able to share it with his family, friends, teammates and fans made the night what it was for Jeter, who said seeing his number hanging in Monument Park was never one of his goals when he embarked on this journey 25 years ago.

“It’s a special day; even now, what do you say? I mean, my number was retired by the Yankees? It’s hard to believe,” Jeter said. “This is one of those special days,
Click Here which I’ll never forget. When you have this dream about playing
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baseball and playing for the Yankees, having your number retired is an honor itself. This is the icing on the cake.”

Custom Cardinals Jersey Yohander Mendez Mike Soroka make no-hit bids

There were many impressive pitching performances across the Minor Leagues on Friday, but no hurlers dazzled quite like Top 100 prospects Yohander Mendez (No. 49) and Mike Soroka (No. 69) did as they made no-hit bids for their respective Double-A clubs.

Mendez, the Rangers’ No. 2 prospect, tossed six no-hit frames for Double-A Frisco before finishing seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball. The 22-year-old lefty
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Mendez improved to 2-2 with the win, his first since his season debut on April 8, and his ERA now sits at 3.12 through 43 1/3 innings after the scoreless performance.

As for Soroka, the Braves’ No. 4 prospect allowed just one hit and one walk in 6 2/3 innings after he carried a perfect game into the seventh inning for Double-A Mississippi. The 19-year-old right-hander punched out five and generated
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“It was just kind of resetting, last few outings, I wouldn’t say I struggled, but sometimes things don’t go your way and you just got to keep battling through that,” Soroka told MiLB.com. “We just kind of set the game plan and seeing the glove and attack it with my best stuff. Balls were hit to guys and guys made really
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The Southern League’s second-youngest player, Soroka (3-3) owns a 2.84 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP through seven starts for the M-Braves. He’s compiled 36 strikeouts against eight walks in 38 innings, all the while holding opposing hitters to a .187 average.

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Friday

No. 40 overall prospect Jorge Mateo (Yankees’ No. 4) belted a pair of solo home runs and matched his career high with four hits to help lead Class A
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No. 75 overall prospect Derek Fisher (Astros’ No. 4) extended his hitting streak to 15 games with his eighth homer of the season for Triple-A Fresno. The No. 75 overall prospect is hitting .394 (26-for-66) with five home runs and 14 RBIs during his streak, which in turn has boosted his season average from .254 to .326.
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Pirates No. 5 prospect Cole Tucker homered from both sides of the plate in a 4-for-6 performance that included a career-high seven RBIs as Class A Advanced Bradenton blew out Palm Beach, 20-2. The home runs were Tucker’s first two of the season, and he’s now matched the total he posted in each of his previous three years in the Minors. Through 33 games, the 20-year-old shortstop is batting .285/.369/.423 with 12 extra-base hits and a Minor League-leading 24 stolen bases.

 

• In his seventh start for Double-A Springfield, Cardinals No. 8 prospect Jack Flaherty became the first pitcher in the Minor Leagues to reach six wins (6-0). The 21-year-old righty tossed six innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. He’s now given up just three earned runs in 17
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• For the second time in three games, Phillies No. 9 prospect Dylan Cozens walked it off for Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a home run — one of two he hit on Friday in the IronPigs’ 12-inning victory. The 22-year-old slugger has now gone deep eight times in 34 games this season after leading the Minors with 40 in 2016.

Phillies No. 16 prospect Adonis Medina tossed six strong innings, allowing one
MLB earned run on three hits, to record his first win for Class A Lakewood. He struck out 10, matching the career-high he established earlier in the season, and walked three, throwing 57 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Overall, the 20-year-old righty has fanned 40 batters over 31 innings (11.6 K/9).

D-backs No. 19 prospect Cody Reed turned in the longest outing of his career to pace Class A Kane County in a shutout of Lansing. The 20-year-old lefty worked eight innings, allowing four hits and one walk with three strikeouts and 12 ground-ball outs. He owns a 1.38 ERA in 32 2/3 innings (six starts), the fourth-best mark among qualified hurlers in the Midwest League.

Indians No. 25 prospect Julian Merryweather punched out a season-high 10 batters en route to his third win in four starts for Double-A Akron. He gave up one unearned run in six innings, allowing two hits and one walk while throwing 64 of his 94 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old righty has posted a 2.89 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings (seven starts) this season.

• Brewers No. 25 prospect Jake Gatewood has now recorded a hit in 21 straight games after going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Class A Advanced Carolina. Both of his hits were doubles, giving him a Carolina League-leading 13 for the season, while the multi-hit performance pushed his batting line to
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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dallas Keuchel, Personalized Toronto Blue Jays Jersey Astros shut down Yankees

NEW YORK — Dallas Keuchel continued his mastery of the Yankees as he returned
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Gary Sanchez made a bid to tie the game with a two-out RBI single off Houston closer Ken Giles, but Marisnick came up firing with a strong throw to home plate, where catcher Brian McCann slapped a tag on Jacoby Ellsbury for the final out.

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“That’s what you’re in there for, to kind of make a play like that,” said Marisnick,
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The Astros (24-11) extended their franchise-best start to a season and seized control of the best record in the Majors. The Yankees (21-11) dropped their second straight after winning six in a row.

Keuchel ended the Yankees’ season two years ago with a strong performance on short rest in the American League Wild Card Game, New York’s most recent playoff appearance before parting ways with veterans such as Carlos Beltran and McCann.

A more youthful order didn’t enjoy much more success against the ace left-hander, as Keuchel limited the Bombers to one unearned run on five hits while
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“I didn’t really know how their young guys were going to come out or what their plan of attack was,” Keuchel said. “We had multiple options and ways to go.
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Carlos Correa hit a two-run home run in the first inning and George Springer added a run-scoring single in the fifth inning off Yankees starter Michael Pineda, who scattered six hits over 6 2/3 innings. Pineda walked one and struck out seven as his five-start undefeated streak was snapped.

“I would say it’s a good outing,” Pineda said. “I gave up the two runs early, but I kept the team in the game.”

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Just dropped in: Correa’s two-run homer was preceded by a play in center field where Ellsbury and shortstop Didi Gregorius converged, but they were unable to secure a Josh Reddick flare that dropped for a one-out double. Gregorius attempted to make the play with his back turned to home plate, but it might have been an easier grab for Ellsbury racing in. Reddick’s ball had just a 4 percent hit probability, according to Statcast™.

“I go as far as I can until I hear something and one of the outfielders calls me off,” Gregorius said. “He didn’t call me off, so I tried to make the play. It fell right between us.” More >

Loud contact, then silence: Matt Holliday and Starlin Castro opened the sixth inning with a pair of barreled singles off Keuchel, smoking balls to left field at
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NEW YORK — The throw had to be perfect, and Astros left fielder Jake Marisnick was up to the Custom Giants Jersey challenge.

After entering the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning Thursday night, Marisnick threw out Jacoby Ellsbury — representing the potential tying run — at the plate to end the game and give the red-hot Astros a dramatic 3-2 win over the Yankees.

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The Yankees, trailing 3-1, put runners on second and third base with two outs in the ninth against Astros closer Ken Giles for Gary Sanchez, who stroked a single to left field to score Aaron Hicks from third. Marisnick charged and threw a strike on the fly to catcher Brian McCann, who tagged out a sliding Ellsbury to end the game.

“Yeah Customized New York Giants Jersey, it was coming out there pretty good and I had a chance to take my time with it,” Marisnick said. “That’s the biggest thing is not to rush it. I was able to take my time and make a good throw.”

In 2015, Marisnick recorded the top average arm strength on “competitive throws” among outfielders, clocking in at an average of 98.6 mph, according to Statcast™. He placed in the top five again in ’16 with an average arm strength of 95.7 mph.

How sure was Marisnick he had the out?

“I kind of started celebrated a little early, and I stopped and watched what was happening,” he joked.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said third-base coach Joe Espada sending the runner home was the right call, considering the situation.

“You have to take that shot,” he said. “It took a perfect throw to get him. If there’s less than two outs, you don’t do it, but it’s the right call. He made a perfect throw.”

Ellsbury said he was running on contact, even though the personalized NY Giants jersey outfielders were pulled in.

“When I see McCann reaching for the ball, I knew,” he said. “Whoever was behind home was steering me toward inside the plate. They made a good throw. I got a good jump off the bat from Gary, and they made a good throw.”

In games he doesn’t start — Norichika Aoki started Thursday — Marisnick routinely enters the game as a defensive replacement, usually in center field. But in big left fields like Yankee Stadium, Houston manager A.J. Hinch prefers Marisnick in left.

“When the ball was hit, I had a high degree of confidence, just because he was playing a little bit in, the ball was hit pretty hard,” Hinch said. “He’s going to charge the ball, he’s going to make a customized NY Giants jersey good throw. There’s a lot that’s got to happen for that to go right. Marisnick brings his defense to the ballpark every single day. I try to put him in there a ton. He came up with the big throw.”

McCann, the former Yankee, said the throw was perfect.

“Jake, he puts a lot of pride in his defense and his game and he works on that all the time,” the catcher said. “You see him get out there and working on days he doesn’t play. He came up huge for us http://www.ecustomfootballshirts.com/Customized-New-York-Giants-Jersey tonight.”

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What is the Yankees’ plan with CC Sabathia? Is his spot in the rotation secure? The bats can’t bail him out every time.
— John L., New York

Manager Joe Girardi says that the Yankees can afford to have some patience and keep Sabathia in the custom Saints jersey rotation for now, even though his past four starts have been subpar. Part of the equation is that they have no need for a $25 million long reliever. While it helps that the team has been having success, as Sabathia said, “You want to be part of that winning.”

Since opening the season with a 1.47 ERA in his first three outings, all Yanks wins, Sabathia is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA in four starts, with opponents producing a .966 OPS over that span. No one is more frustrated than Sabathia, who can’t figure out why his cutter seems to behave in the bullpen but isn’t carrying over to the mound.

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Without it, he’s down a valuable weapon to set up right-handed hitters, since this version of Sabathia doesn’t have the luxury of rearing back to blow the ball by people. The cutter worked better later in Tuesday’s outing, and Sabathia’s changeup kept him in the customized new orleans saints jersey game. But unlike the previous two starts against the Orioles and Blue Jays, that hole was too large for the offense.

In the three starts prior to Tuesday, at least the Yanks could point to continued soft contact, but Sabathia was hit rather hard in the five-run second inning by the Reds. According to Statcast™, Sabathia’s average exit velocity, barrel rate and expected wOBA (weighted on-base average) have all jumped in his past four starts, so the bloated ERA is no coincidence.

With Aaron Hicks playing so well, what will happen to his playing time?
— T.J. H., Bismarck, N.D.

The Yankees have talked about stepping up their outfield rotation to find playing time for Hicks, who bounced back nicely after losing a spring competition with Aaron Judge. This was an excellent road trip for Hicks, who was 10-for-22 (.455) with two doubles, a homer and four RBIs against the Cubs and Reds.

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Girardi can easily use the excuse of wanting to keep Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury healthy, and Judge can’t play every single day. No matter how they fit him in, Hicks showed late last year that his performance jumps with everyday duty, and so he deserves to keep getting looks.

When Greg Bird returns from injury, will he be able to turn his season around and give the Yankees a consistent first baseman?
— Walter W., State College, Pa.

That’s the plan, though it is crucial that the Yankees don’t rush it. Bird is in the middle of a seven- to 10-day stretch with absolutely no baseball activity, which is intended to allow the bone bruise to heal. The initial injury happened on March 30 in Clearwater, Fla., but general manager Brian Cashman recently revealed that Bird reinjured himself during the series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

The personalized New Orleans Saints jersey thought is that when Bird completes his rest and rehab, he’ll be plugged back into the lineup. Anyone who watched Bird in Spring Training could plainly see that he was a different player once the season began, so improved health should restore some of that explosiveness.

Let’s assume Derek Jeter becomes a part owner of the Marlins. If the Marlins played the Yankees in a future World Series, who do you think he’d root for publicly and privately?
— Ron M., Wexford, Pa.

Jeter would always say that a season was a failure if the Yankees didn’t win the World Series, and I suspect that he really believed that. If it’s his money and reputation on the line, you’d better believe Jeter would want to beat the Yanks. Girardi was asked a similar question recently and said that he couldn’t imagine Jeter pulling against his own team.

“Not if we’re playing,” Girardi said. “We all know how competitive he is, but other circumstances, I think he’ll always root for the Yankees.”

Chase Headley has made seven errors so far. This guy won a Gold Glove Award in the past. Where did that go? I would love to know statistically where he stands since joining the Yankees.
— Chris J., Mesa, Ariz.

Headley’s defense was more of a concern two years ago, when he committed a career-high 23 errors at the hot corner. Headley worked a lot with infield coach Joe Espada to reduce that total to click here 10 last year, but there haven’t seemed to be many sure throws in the early going this year. The advanced analytics agree: Headley has been worth -6 defensive runs saved so far in 2017 after being worth seven DRS in ’16, according to FanGraphs.

From July 22, 2014 — Headley’s first game with the Yankees — through Tuesday, he has played a total of 3,172 2/3 innings in 374 games (359 starts) at third base. Over that span, only Kyle Seager has made more Men’s Washington Redskins Nike 95 Jonathan Allen Team Color Red Elite Jersey errors (43) as a third baseman than Headley (42). Seager made 22 last year, but he was also worth 15 DRS and listed as an American League Gold Glove Award finalist because of the range he showed.

Since that day he boarded a flight in Chicago and delivered a game-winning hit for the Yanks, Headley’s .959 fielding percentage ranks 22nd out of 42 players who have played a minimum of 108 games at third base. That’s comparable to Jake Lamb (.960), Josh Donaldson (.958), Eduardo Nunez (.958) and David Freese (.958). Jose Ramirez (.977) has the best mark.

Bryan Hoch has covered the http://www.ecustomfootballshirts.com/Customized-New-Orleans-Saints-Jersey Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Custom Phillies Jersey Astros-Yankees series brings out superstars

Sure, we tend to overhype a four-game series like the one the Astros and Yankees are about to play in the Bronx beginning Thursday night. Nothing wrong with
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If you can’t get excited about a series featuring two of the best teams in baseball, you probably should find another line of work. These aren’t just really good teams. They’re really interesting teams, too, both a nice blend of veterans and youngsters.

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This is a series of Jose Altuve and Dallas Keuchel, a series of Aaron Judge and
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Let’s go to our big board:

Run differential: Yankees +56, tops in the Majors. Astros +38, fourth overall.

Runs per game: Yankees 5.8, second overall. Astros 4.9, 10th overall.

Pitching: Astros lead the American League with a 3.42 ERA, Yankees third at 3.58

Know this: Managers and players do not see it the way the rest of us do. They see
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“It’s a four-game series in the second month of the season,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “Let’s not make it out to be a seven-game World Series.”

Well, no.

“We don’t need to gauge our team,” Hinch said. “We’ve got a good team. Whatever happens the next four days, we’re trying to win every game.”
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For the Yankees, the series will be more remembered for the retiring of Derek Jeter’s No. 2 on Sunday night. Off to their best start since 2010, it could be a celebration of both the past and the present.

For the Astros, this past offseason was about applying a finishing touch to a
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Their front office did not think a massive overhaul was needed. In Altuve, Carlos Correa and George Springer, they had three of baseball’s most electric young performers. They also had a very good bullpen and a competitive rotation. They were entertaining, too, a joy to watch.

“The way we play out there is the way we act inside the locker room,” Altuve said.

But after winning 86 games and making their first postseason appearance in a decade in 2015, the Astros won 84 times and missed the playoffs in 2016.

What general manager Jeff Luhnow believed his team needed was a deeper lineup. He also thought the time had come to add some older players.

So in a flurry of moves, he acquired five veterans — catcher Brian McCann (33),
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To put it another way: 66 seasons of experience and 17 playoff appearances.

“I love those guys,” Altuve said. “I think this team had a lot of talent in the past. But we were trying to figure it out. The hardest thing in baseball is being consistent. That’s both players and teams. To have those guys, they show us what you have to do on a daily basis.”

As Correa said: “I think they’ve brought things we needed — experience, leadership. We’re moving forward with more purpose. We follow those guys. They’ve been in the World Series. They know how to win. When you’ve got young talented players, you just need to show them the way. We’ll follow.”

There are miles and miles to go before the real narrative of this season is written, but the Astros couldn’t have hoped for much more in these opening five weeks. They’ve come from behind to win 15 times, including three games in which they rallied from five-run deficits to win.

“We didn’t lack leadership as much as we lacked a little bit of presence from some guys that had been there and done that in this league,” Hinch said. “We’ve had some experience, but not to the extent we have now. What comes with experience is a presence, a calmness, an attention to detail and preparation that is very important player to player and inside the confines of a clubhouse. It’s hard to describe. It’s hard to capture. But you recognize it when you have it.”

Beltran understood his role. The Astros needed his production. They also needed his example.

“My job as a veteran guy is to keep things loose and make sure they go out and play and compete,” he said. “It’s a process. Altuve has been in the league — what is it? Five years? When I was five years in, I had no idea what I was going to be able to accomplish.”

Special seasons unfold an inning at a time, stacking win upon win along with confidence, resolve and a touch of swagger. Good teams don’t look much past the next game, and that’s what the Astros are trying to do.

“It’s hard to not think about the future when you’re winning a lot,” Altuve said. “But we have to stay humble and play day by day. I think we have a bright,
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Richard Justice has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2011. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @RichardJustice This story was not subject to the
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A night after outlasting the Cubs in a six-hour epic, the Yankees extended their winning streak to six games while snapping Cincinnati’s win streak at five. The Yankees remained a half-game ahead of second-place Baltimore atop the
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Tanaka gave a tired bullpen a break by working seven innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

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Former Yankees farmhand Rookie Davis labored in his start for the Reds, throwing 91 pitches over 4 1/3 innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits, with three walks and four strikeouts. The door was opened for a big inning for New York when Davis opened the game with an error, accidentally not touching first base while receiving a throw from Joey Votto as Brett Gardner raced to first on a groundout. It led to a two-run single by Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius’ RBI single for a 3-0 lead.

Aaron Hicks added an RBI single in the second inning, and after Davis was chased following a pair of one-out singles in the fifth, Gregorius added a sacrifice fly to cap a two-RBI night. In a wild top of the seventh for reliever Drew Storen, three batters were hit by a pitch — including Chase Headley with the bases loaded — helping the Yanks forge a 7-2 lead.

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Add-on runs would burn the Reds even after Tanaka’s two-out walk in the seventh was followed by a Votto two-run homer. Matt Holliday and Gardner each smoked a homer against Barrett Astin in the eighth inning.

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