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NEW YORK — The beginning of Giancarlo Stanton‘s career as a Yankee was often filled with more boos than cheers as the former Marlin made his transition to the Bronx, but as the slugger’s bat continues to get hotter, he’s beginning to flip the script.

With the offense boosted by Stanton’s three-run homer in the third inning, blasts from Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge helped lift the Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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NEW YORK — The beginning of Giancarlo Stanton‘s career as a Yankee was often filled with more boos than cheers as the former Marlin made his transition to the Bronx, but as the slugger’s bat continues to get hotter, he’s beginning to flip the script.

With the offense boosted by Stanton’s three-run homer in the third inning, blasts from Kyle Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform  Higashioka and Aaron Judge helped lift the Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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Stanton sent an 0-2 fastball from right-hander Julio Teheran, who permitted five runs on five hits through five innings, a projected 410 feet, according to Statcast™, into the right-field bleachers for the slugger’s 21st long ball of the season.

“You watch him take batting practice and his approach is to try to go [to right field],” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “And then obviously in this building, it’s a good approach to have, especially as a right-handed hitter when you have power [and] you can stay on it the other way. With guys like Aaron and Giancarlo, they don’t have to get it all to ride it out the other way. So that approach is a wise one, especially when you have power like him.”

Video: ATL@NYY: Yankees win on Sterling’s birthday

Since June 23, Stanton is hitting .378 with seven runs, four doubles, three home runs and nine RBIs in his last 11 games.

“The main focus was just getting a better feel and letting the ball get deeper and putting the barrel on it,” Stanton said. “I definitely feel a difference and just more comfortable in there overall. Just got to keep it going.”

In the fourth, Higashioka launched his third career home run and became the second Yankee in franchi Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey se history to have his first three Major League hits go for homers.

Video: ATL@NYY: Higashioka belts a solo homer to left field

“I couldn’t have imagined it like that,” Higashioka said of the feat. “But I’m just glad that they’re contributing to wins. That’s the name of the game here, so I’m just happy that that’s the case.”

Judge squeaked one out just over the right-field fence for his 24th of the year in the seventh to cap the scoring.

Video: ATL@NYY: Judge clubs a solo smash for his 24th homer

The Yankees gave CC Sabathia an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Greg Bird RBI single to right field. The left-hander had another strong start, keeping the Braves off the board for the first four innings before an RBI groundout by Danny Santana in the fifth and a Johan Camargo homer, which snapped Sabathia’s four-start homerless stretch, in the sixth gave Atlanta its two runs of the afternoon.

“Another really good outing from him,” Boone said. “Got tired there a little bit at the end. I think kind of emptying the tank there in that sixth inning. They put some good at-bats on him to get him out of there. But on a hot day, he just went out there and was in control pretty much like we’ve seen him all year. His pitch mix just is really, really impressive.”

Video: ATL@NYY: Sabathia K’s 5 in 6 innings of 2-run ball

Sabathia picked up his seventh quality start of the year, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings with five strikeouts. After Sabathia made his exit, the Yankees’ bullpen took care of the rest, collectively permitting just four hits. Chad Green and Dellin Betances extended their scoreless streaks to 15 1/3 and 16 2/3 innings, respectively.

Video: ATL@NYY: Green strands a pair to end top of the 7th

TORRES HURT
The Yankees placed Gleyber Torres on the 10-day disabled list after an MRI Wednesday showed a right hip strain. Boone noticed Torres trying to stretch during his at-bat in the fourth inning and pulled him. More >

Video: ATL@NYY: Boone on Torres going on DL with hip strain

SOUND SMART
Sabathia’s win marked the 243rd of his career, tying him with Juan Marichal for 53rd on the all-time wins list.

HE SAID IT
“He’s always been the same, and that’s the thing. That’s something that I noticed right away. He’s been the same guy the whole time, ups and downs, so that’s a good sign.” — Sabathia, on Stanton’s approach at the plate with and without fans’ support

UP NEXT
After an off-day on Thursday, the Yankees will travel to Toronto to open a three-game series against the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday. Sonny Gray (5-6, 5.44 ERA) will get the ball and looks to avoid his third consecutive loss. The righty is coming off one of his worst starts of the season, allowing six runs on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Saturday. In 11 career starts against the Blue Jays, Gray is 4-3 with a 2.71 ERA. Right-hander Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.97 ERA) will take the mound for Toronto.

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — The Yankees placed second baseman Gleyber Torres on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI showed a right hip strain.

Torres was pulled from the Yankees’ 6-2 win over the Braves after striking out in the fourth inning. Manager Aaron Boone noticed Torres stretch out his hip as if he had tweaked it following one of his swings.

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NEW YORK — The Yankees placed second baseman Gleyber Torres on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI showed a right hip strain.

Torres was pulled from the Yankees’ 6-2 win over the Braves after striking out in the fourth inning. Manager Aaron Boone noticed Torres stretch out his hip as if he had tweaked it following one of his swings.

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“I saw him after a swing kind of str Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey etch a little bit, and he didn’t favor it or anything or didn’t say anything walking off,” Boone said. “I actually had [infield coach Carlos Mendoza] — I said, ‘Check on Gleyber,’ and he said it just kind of tightened up on him again in that at-bat.”

Video: ATL@NYY: Boone on Torres going on DL with hip strain

Torres was not in the Yankees’ starting lineup on Tuesday due to stiffness in his right hip flexor, which occurred during Monday night’s game. But Boone seemed confident enough that it would not be an ongoing issue to put him in the game in the eighth inning on Tuesday night and start on Wednesday.

“I don’t know if it was baserunning yesterday,” Boone said. “He actually had some really good baserunning plays a couple nights ago when he moved up on some wild pitches. That might’ve been where it started, but I’m not positive on that, and then feeling it today in his second at-bat.”

Video: ATL@NYY: Torres crosses the plate on wild pitch

The injury will likely keep Torres on the DL through the All-Star break, meaning that Neil Walker will get the bulk of the work at second base for the next couple of weeks. Many would have assumed that Ronald Torreyes would be the one to get the call back to the Majors to fill Torres’ roster spot, but the utilityman is currently on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to deal with a family issue. Torreyes has not played in any games for the RailRiders since June 25. Boone said that he could not comment on Torreyes’ situation.

Because Torreyes is out of the picture, the Yankees recalled Tyler Wade, who was optioned to Scranton on April 22 when Torres made his Major League debut.

Boone said he believed that Torres would travel with the Yankees on the road trip that begins on Friday in Toronto. Boone noted that if this was an injury t Custom Cardinals Jersey hat popped up late in the season, it potentially could be something that the infielder could play through. But since the season hasn’t hit the All-Star break yet, Boone didn’t want to take any chances.

“Anytime you’re talking about groin, hamstring, quads, once you have a strain in there and push through it, you can make it a worse strai Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform n, and then you’re talking weeks and months and stuff like that,” Boone said. “I think the wise thing is to do this now. Gleyber wants to take a couple days and work through it, but I think he also understands that this is the best thing for him and us.”

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — A big leaguer’s first career hit is always the toughest one to get under his belt, but for Kyle Higashioka, it was well worth the wait.

After battling through 22 hitless at-bats, Higashioka recorded his first hit in style on Sunday night, crushing an 89.1-mph cutter from left-hander David Price into the second deck in left field in the Yankees’ 11-1 win over the Red Sox.

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NEW YORK — A big leaguer’s first career hit is always the toughest one to get under his belt, but for Kyle Higashioka, it was wel Custom Cardinals Jersey l worth the wait.

After battling through 22 hitless at-bats, Higashioka recorded his first hit in style on Sunday night, crushing an 89.1-mph cutter from left-hander David Price into the second deck in left field in the Yankees’ 11-1 win over the Red Sox.

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“My biggest concern tonight was making sure we get a win,” Higashioka said. “Obviously I couldn’t be happier that the hit came in a win over the Red Sox, and it was a home run.”

The blast, which had an exit velocity of 106.4 mph and traveled a Statcast-projected 401 feet, also accounted for another milestone. It was the Yankees’ 135th home run of the season, breaking the franchise record for most homers prior to the All-Star break.

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Higashioka is the first Yankee to homer for his first big league hit since Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge went back to back in their first career plate appearances on Aug. 13, 2016, and Higashioka is the first Bomber to do so against the Red Sox since An Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey dy Phillips in 2004.

“That’s the kind of power we’ve seen from him at times,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I felt like eventually if he got a pitch — especially from a lefty — that he could do some damage with, he’d eventually get them. He had a couple good swings. He almost hit another one, but that was a big time shot for your first hit.”

As Higashioka rounded third base, his teammates moved away from the dugout steps preparing to give the young catcher the silent treatment in response to the big knock. The rookie gave high fives to Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks on the on-deck circle before getting surprised when he stepped into a quiet dugout. He gave pretend high-fives to imaginary people before his Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey  teammates broke the silence, piling on him to celebrate.

“I laughed,” Higashioka said of the silent treatment. “I didn’t expect it, but I mean, obviously, it was amazing. It was just a great feeling. The guys, they love to have fun here, so it’s awesome.”

Video: BOS@NYY: Yankees discuss their 11-1 win over Red Sox

Although he had yet to see it after the game, Higashioka said that the Yankees had secured the home run ball. As he got back to his locker, the catcher said he still needed to respond to over 100 messages that he had received. Because he hadn’t had time to get on his phone, Higashioka missed Didi Gregorius‘ traditional postgame tweet where he gave the rookie his new emoji: a fencer.

“You mean like sword fighting?” Higashioka said when asked if he knew the meaning behind the emoji. “Oh, yeah. Sometimes they call me Samurai, so that’s the sword — sword fighting. It’s funny.”

Prior to Sunday, Higashioka played in nine games in 2017, going 0-for-18 with two walks. He hit .191 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 51 games for Triple-A this season before being called up on Monday when Gary Sanchez went on the disabled list and entered Sunday 0-for-3 with one start backing up Austin Romine.

Because Romine was given the day off in the series finale against the Red Sox after being pulled from Saturday’s game with left hamstring tightness, Higashioka got the start on Sunday, setting him up for his big night.

“I remember being there. Trying to come up and make a name,” Romine said. “It’s good to see a guy that you got drafted around the same time, come up through the system, home grown, all that stuff. It’s nice to see a guy who keeps plugging away, gone throu Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform gh some injuries, come back from it and just keep pushing it. It’s a good story. You see a guy that keeps working at it and eventually gets his chance again and tonight was a good night for him. He hit a home run on Sunday Night Baseball against the Red Sox. I was happy for him.”

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is encouraged by his progress since being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 25 with a Grade 1 right groin strain.

Although Sanchez says he is feeling better than expected just one week after the injury, the backstop is still on pace to return in two to three weeks. If Sanchez ends up getting cleared to play right before the All-Star break, manager Aaron Boone said he will likely wait to play the backstop until after the break to give him a few extra days of rest.

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NEW YORK — Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is encouraged by his progress since being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 25 with a Grade 1 right groin strain.

Although Sanchez says he is feeling better than expected just one week after the injury, the backstop is still on pace to return in two to three weeks. If Sanchez ends up getting cleared to play right before the All-Star break, manager Aaron Boone said he will likely wait to play the backstop until after the break to give him a few extra days of rest.

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“I’m definitely feeling better than I thought I would be feeling by today, so that’s good,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “But the timetable is two, three weeks. That’s what I’ve been told and we got to wait and see what happens then.”

Sanchez played catch on Saturday and has done some light conditioning in the gym, but has yet to be cleared to run.

“No pain,” Sanchez said. “I feel like I could do more right now, but I haven’t been cleared to run. That’s going to be the next step.”

“It’s going well,” Boone said. “I was in the weight room with him while he was on the bike doing his conditioning and stuff, and I knew he threw yesterday. When he’s running — I don’t know what the plan is yet for him as far as that. Hopefully [we will get him back] around that All-Star break, give or take. That’s the timetable it’s looking like for him.”

Sanchez has hit .190 with 14 home runs in 2018 and slashed just .121/.215/.259 in 15 June games. Although some may think his time on the disabled list could be the break the catcher needs offensively, Sanchez disagrees.

“I want to be playing,” Sanchez said. “My mind is fine. Nobody wants to be injured. Using this injury to refresh my mind or get my mind off baseball is not what I wanted. I always thought my mind was strong. You just never want to get injured.”

As Sanchez continues to recover, the Yankees avoided losing another backstop when Austin Romi Custom Cardinals Jersey ne‘s MRI results came back negative after being pulled from Saturday’s game in the seventh inning with left hamstring tightness.

“We look forward to getting Gary Sanchez back and keeping both Romine and [Kyle] Higashioka healthy,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “I doubt that’s an area that we’ll be able to improve on the depth because there’s not a lot of great catching running around the game.”

Higashioka was given the start behind the plate in Sunday’s series finale against Boston, but Boone said that Romine would be available off the bench and could be back in the lineup against the Braves on Monday.

“If Romine and Higashioka and Gary Sanchez are all healthy, I’m comfortable with our catching,” Cashman said. “If they’re not, we’re going to obviously have to look through a different picture. Trying to improve upon that is not going to be easy to be honest. Don’t hold your breath if you’re looking for me to reinforce our insurance policies at Triple-A behind Higashioka. That’s going to be pretty difficult.”

“Ro’s all right,” Boone said. “I feel like we dodged a bullet there. He told me he was fine. Try to stay away from him today, but hopefully back in there against Atlanta.”

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Prior to Sunday’s game against th Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey e Red Sox, the Yankees selected the contract of right-handed pitcher David Hale from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The righty last appeared for the Bombers on May 11, allowing two earned runs on four hits, including two home runs, in three innings against Oakland. In 11 starts with the RailRiders this season, Hale went 3-2 with a 4.20 ERA.

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July 1, 2004: Derek Jeter made his most famous catch, diving into Yankee Stadium’s third base stands to nab a 12th-inning popup from Boston’s Trot Nixon. John Flaherty went on to give the Yankees a 5-4 win in the 13th on a walk-off single.

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


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Few would have pointed to Miguel Andujar and Juan Soto before the season began as integral players to the fortunes of the Yankees and Nationals. But as the 2018 campaign passes through its midpoint, it’s safe to say both contenders are delighted to have those youngsters in tow.

Having already made some history this summer, Andujar and Soto checked off another box Monday, when Major League Baseball announced the young stars as the American and National League Rookie of the Month Award winners, respectively, for June. Andujar is the second straight Yankees rookie to take home the honor after Gleyber Torres did so in May, while Soto is the first Nationals player to claim the award since Trea Turner in September 2016.

Few would have pointed to Miguel Andujar and Juan Soto before the season began as integral players to the fortunes of the Yankees and Nationals. But as the 2018 campaign passes through its midpoint, it’s safe to say both contenders are delighted to have those youngsters in tow.

Having already made some history this summer, Andujar and Soto checked off another box Monday, when Major League Baseball announced the young stars as the American and National League Rookie of the Month Award winners, respectively, for June. Andujar is the second straight Yankees rookie to take home the honor after Gleyber Torres did so in May, while Soto is the first Nationals player to claim the award since Trea Turner in September 2016.

• All-time winners: Rookie of the Month

The 23-year-old Andujar paced all freshmen with seven home runs in June and tied Reds rookie outfielder Jesse Winker with 20 RBIs while slashing .264/.302/560. Andujar tallied seven mult-hit games in June as he continued to solidify his status as the Yankees’ starting third baseman. The rookie came up big in the Yankees’ series-opening victory against the Red Sox on Friday, when he tallied three hits, including a homer off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez.

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Andujar’s 38 extra-base hits ranked as the third-most by a Yankees player through his first 70 career games, behind only Joe DiMaggio (51) and Bob Meusel (43).

“From the beginning, the mentality has been to come here and do your job,” Andujar said on Friday. “Stay positive, enjoy the game, and at the end of the day, just do your job. Is [having an impact so quickly] a surprise? I can’t say that I’m completely shocked because of all the work that I’ve been putting in.”

Soto, meanwhile, is in the midst of compiling one of the best seasons by any teenager in Major League history after his callup in mid-May. The 19-year-old emerged as one of the most consistent hitters in the Nationals’ star-studded lineup, slashing .317/.440/.610 to compile a 1.050 OPS that ranked ninth among all players — rookie or otherwise — with at least 100 plate appearances in June. Perhaps the most impressive feature of Soto’s game thus far is his power to all fields, as the rookie has knocked 11 of his 17 extra-base hits to the opposite field.

Video: Juan Soto named NL Rookie of the Month

“I think we’re all amazed every single day,” Nationals ace Max Scherzer recently said of Soto. “He’s got some antics. He’s got some flair. He’s a great young player.”

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.


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NEW YORK — Aaron Hicks tracked the flight of his third home run as it soared toward the second deck of the right-field seats, almost dropping his bat in disbelief. Playing in front of a national audience, the Yankees’ switch-hitter capped an unforgettable evening by joining some select company.

Hicks joined Lou Gehrig (1927) and Mark Teixeira (2010) as the only Yankees to enjoy a three-homer game against the Red Sox, going deep from both sides of the plate as New York battered David Price and mashed a season-high six home runs in their 11-1 rout of Boston on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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NEW YORK — Aaron Hicks tracked the flight of his third home run as it soared toward the second deck of the right-field seats, almost dropping his bat in disbelief. Playing in front of a national audience, the Yankees’ switch-hitter capped an unforgettable evening by joining some select company.

Hicks joined Lou Gehrig (1927) and Mark Teixeira (2010) as the only Yankees to enjoy a three-homer game against the Red Sox, going deep from both sides of the plate as New York battered David Price and mashed a season-high six home runs in their 11-1 rout of Boston on Sunday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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“It feels awesome to be able to be lucky enough to hit three home runs,” Hicks said. “I blacked out after the third one. I kind of didn’t know what to do. It’s exciting. I was really excited after it went out.”

Muscling to the official halfway point of their season, the Bombers made loud contact early and often against Price, reclaiming a tie for first place in the American League East. Aaron  Customized Falcons Jersey Judge, Gleyber Torres and Kyle Higashioka also went deep in the victory, which gave the Yanks (54-27, .667) an edge on the Sox (56-29, .659) for the best record in the Majors.

Video: BOS@NYY: Yanks crack 6 HRs, Severino earns 13th win

“That’s probably as good a night as we’ve had all year,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Just all night, a lot of different guys, on a lot of different pitches. I thought our game plan going in was really good. Those guys went out and really executed in a big series. That’s a peek at what we can do when we are really clicking.”

Luis Severino fired 6 2/3 scoreless innings of two-hit ball to pick up his Major League-leading 13th victory, lowering his AL-leading ERA to 1.98. It was the fourth straight winning effort for the ace, who doffed his cap as he left the mound, relishing the opportunity to pitch under the brightest of regular-season lights.

“Every pitcher wants to be on Sunday Night Baseball, Yankees-Red Sox,” Severino said. “That was amazing. Just being there, facing the Red Sox, one of the best teams in baseball and seeing the guys hit a lot of homers. … It means a lot. When I was younger, I used to watch Yankees-Red Sox, the fans, everything. To be a part of that, it’s amazing.”

Video: BOS@NYY: Severino fans 6 over 6 2/3 scoreless frames

For his exit, Price received a derisive ovation from the sold-out crowd of 46,795, tagged with eight runs and nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. Since joining the Red Sox for the 2016 season, Price is 0-5 with a 10.44 ERA in five starts at Yankee Stadium. He had been 8-2 with a 3.27 ERA in 15 prior starts at the facility.

“Obviously, tonight we hit him well, but we also understand that’s a really good pitcher over there,” Boone said. “He’s capable, when he’s on top of his game, of shutting down anyone — including us. I don’t get caught up in that. I look at it as one of those nights where our game plan was on point, we got some pitches to handle and when we did, we put them in the seats.”

The Yankees supported their ace by establishing a new club mark with 137 homers prior to the All-Star break, shattering a previous record of 134 set in 2002 and tied in ’12.

Judge opened the scoring with a solo first-inning blast to Monument Park, his team-leading 22nd, before Torres belted a three-run shot and became the first AL rookie age 21 or younger to collect 15 homers through his first 60 games. Higashioka homered for his first big league hit in the fourth, snapping an 0-for-22 skid to open his career.

“My biggest concern tonight was making sure we get a win,” Higashioka said. “Obviously I couldn’t be happier that the hit came in a win over the Red Sox and it was a home run. The most important thing is that we’re winning ballgames.”

Higashioka’s 1st hit is a Yanks-record-setting HR

Video: BOS@NYY: Higashioka crushes HR for first career hit

Hicks mashed a two-run shot to right field in the second inning, chased Price with a fourth-inning blast to center field, then went deep left-handed off Hector Velazquez in the eighth. Hicks said that he has improved his contact point, which he believes is permitting him to better take advantage of Yankee Stadium’s dimensions.

“I feel like I’m able to be patient at the box,” Hicks said. “When I get down 0-2, I don’t feel rushed. I’m confident in my ability to put the ball in play and do it hard.”

SOUND SMART
Hicks is the first Yankees leadoff hitter ever to hit three homers in a game, and just the 27th such player all-time. He is also the first Yankee to hit three homers since Alex Rodriguez did it on July 25, 2015, against the Twins in Minnesota. Coincidentally, A-Rod happened to be in the building on Sunday, broadcasting the game for ESPN.

Video: BOS@NYY: Yankees discuss their 11-1 win over Red Sox

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With his first-inning blast off Price, Torres became the sixth player in history — and the first Yankee — to hit at least 15 homers in his first 60 career games before turning 22. The rookie standout joined Cody Bellinger (24), Adam Dunn (17), Willie Mays (17), Albert Pujols (17) and Frank Robinson (16).

“I just tried to help my team,” Torres said. “I saw the opportunity. I know I’ve got guys behind me; Miggy [Andujar] does a pretty good job. I just tried to do my job, put the ball in play. He threw me the pitch, I just tried to make good contact.”

Video: BOS@NYY: Torres launches a 3-run blast to right

HE SAID IT
“Anytime you can have your name mentioned with Lou Gehrig, that’s pretty cool.” — Hicks

UP NEXT
Rookie right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga (2-0, 1.93 ERA) will make his fourth Major League start on Monday as the Yankees open a three-game Interleague series with the Braves at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium. Loaisiga is coming off a winning effort at Philadelphia in his last start, during which he carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Atlanta will counter with right-hander Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 2.68 ERA).

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


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Here’s MLB Pipeline‘s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

Here’s MLB Pipeline‘s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

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After back-to-back tough-luck losses, Ian Anderson returned to the win column behind a dominant performance.

Anderson, Atlanta’s No. 5 prospect (No. 43 overall), matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings as he led Class A Advanced Florida past Jupiter, 3-2. He allowed three hits and one walk in the outing, also recording five ground-ball outs and throwing 67 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Making his 15th start of the season, Anderson allowed a baserunner to reach second in both the second and third innings before settling in and retiring 11 of the final 12 batters. He struck out the side twice, in the fourth and fifth innings, and punctuated the performance with a pair of strikeouts in the sixth.

Anderson, 20, struggled out of the gate, posting a 7.07 ERA in four April Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey  starts, but has improved as the season’s progressed. Since then, however, the 2016 first-rounder has pitched to a 2.21 ERA while compiling 69 strikeouts in 57 innings (11 starts). He’s completed at least six innings in three consecutive starts and four of his past five turns.

For the season, he owns a 3.17 ERA with 87 strikeouts and 32 walks in 71 innings.

Video: Top Prospects: Ian Anderson, RHP, Braves

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Monday

No. 6 overall prospect Brendan Rodgers (Rockies’ No. 1) went deep for a second straight day, hitting a solo shot as part of a 2-for-4 performance in Double-A Hartford’s 6-5 win over Reading. The 21-year-old shortstop is slashing .282/.339/.531 on the season and owns a share of the Eastern League lead with 16 home runs. Rodgers also ranks among the circuit leaders with 156 total bases (first), 21 doubles (tied, second) and 55 RBIs (tied, third).

Rodgers homers for second straight game

• No. 18 overall prospect Hunter Greene (Reds’ No. 2) set a pair of career highs by racking up 10 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in Class A Dayton’s 2-1 win over Lake County. He allowed two hits, both singles, and did not issue a walk. The 18-year-old right-hander has allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight straights starts, with a 1.87 ERA over 43 1/3 innings in that span. Overall, Greene owns a 4.18 ERA with 77 strikeouts and 19 walks over 60 1/3 innings (15 starts) in his first full season.

• No. 39 overall prospect Justus Sheffield (Yankees’ No. 2) furthered his case for a big league promotion by tossing a season-high seven innings of one-run ball in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 6-2 win over Buffalo. He allowed three hits and three walks in the outing, striking out six and generating another eight outs on the ground before departing with 100 pitches (60 strikes). The 22-year-old left-hander owns a 1.78 ERA over his past 30 1/3 innings (five starts) and a 2.49 ERA in 79 2/3 frames on the season.

Video: Top Prospects: Justus Sheffield, LHP, Yankees

Brewers No. 24 prospect Carlos Rodriguez and Larry Ernesto (No. 27) both hit a home run and finished 4-for-6 for Milwaukee’s Dominican Summer League affiliate. Rodriguez’s homer, a three-run shot, was his first in 20 games as a pro, during which he’s produced a .432 average. Ernesto, meanwhile, has totaled three homers and 14 RBIs in 20 contests. Both 17-year-old outfielders, Rodriguez and Ernesto signed with Milwaukee for $1.355 million and $1.8 million, respectively, exactly one year ago today.

Dodgers No. 7 prospect Jeren Kendall launched a pair of two-run homers in Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga’s win over Inland Empire. It was the first career multi-homer performance for the 2017 first-round pick, who’s now homered seven times in 70 games this season, tripling the total he produced over 40 games last summer in his professional debut.

Indians No. 25 prospect Ernie Clement is hitting .436 through his first 10 games in the Carolina League a Custom Cardinals Jersey fter a perfect 5-for-5 performance out of the leadoff spot for Class A Advanced Lynchburg. The 22-year-old infielder coll Customized Falcons Jersey ected 17 hits in that span, thanks to a handful of multi-hit games. Eli Morgan (No. 28) tossed six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and striking out four, en route to his third straight win. The 22-year-old righty has been outstanding at two levels this season, combining for a 2.08 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 104-to-17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 90 2/3 innings (16 starts) between Lake County and the Hillcats.

Marlins No. 8 prospect Nick Neidert allowed one unearned run on four hits over a season-high eight innings as Double-A Jacksonville fell to Montgomery, 1-0. He struck out seven, induced 10 ground-ball outs and did not issue a walk. Acquired from Seattle in the offseason Dee Gordon trade, the 22-year-old Neidert has pitched to a 2.81 ERA with 87 strikeouts and 18 walks over 83 1/3 innings (15 starts) in the Southern League.

• Squaring off against Class Advanced Florida’s Ian Anderson Marlins No. 19 prospect Jordan Yamamoto racked up 12 strikeouts over six innings in another impressive outing for Jupiter. He allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and one walk while pounding the zone with 61 of 89 pitches. It was the second double-digit strikeout performance in three starts for the 22-year-old righty, who fanned a career-high 13 in seven innings on June 20. After missing all of April and most of May, Yamamoto has made up for the lost time by posting a 1.55 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings (seven starts)

Tigers No. 10 prospect Daz Cameron stayed red-hot as he connected on his second home run in as many games for Double-A Erie. The 21-year-old outfielder has now hit four homers in 14 games in the Eastern League, surpassing the total (three) he posted over 58 games with Class A Advanced Lakeland. What’s more, Cameron has hit safely in 12 of those 14 contests en route to a .404/.469/.754 batting line, 10 extra-base hits, 15 RBIs and five steals. Matt Hall (No. 23) fired 6 1/3 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in his third start of the season. The left-hander has not given up a run in his last 15 1/3 frames (seven appearances).

• Nolan Gorman, the Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2018 Draft, blasted his fourth home run in his 10th career game for Rookie-level Johnson City. Three of Gorman’s homers have come in his past two games, during which the 18-year-old slugger is a combined 4-for-9 with five RBIs and five runs scored.

Video: Gorman on being drafted by Cardinals in 1st round

• Tigers second-rounder Parker Meadows went deep in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League for his first career home run. The younger brother of Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows, Parker, a 6-foot-5 outfielder, has collected two hits in three games after signing for above slot $2.5 million last week.

• Making his professional debut, Red Sox 11th-rounder Nick Northcut went 3-for-5 with three doubles, the last of which walked it off for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox in the ninth. The 19-year-old third baseman appeared to be headed to Vanderbilt until the Red Sox  Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey signed him for $565,000 after selecting him with their first pick on Day 3 of the Draft.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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NEW YORK — With three days remaining to tally votes for the 2018 All-Star Game, Aaron Judge‘s starting place in the American League outfield appears to be secure, while several of his Yankees teammates would need a strong push to crack the starting lineup for the July 17 contest at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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NEW YORK — With three days remaining to tally votes for the 2018 All-Star Game, Aaron Judge‘s starting place in the American League outfield appears to be secure, while several of his Yankees teammates would need a strong push to Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey  crack the starting lineup for the July 17 contest at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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Judge ranks third among AL outfielders with 2,021,348 votes, trailing Mookie Betts of the Red Sox (3,119,106) and Mike Trout of the Angels (2,666,972). The reigning AL Rookie of the Year has enjoyed a consistent campaign, entering play on Monday batting .279/.396/.565 with a team-leading 22 home runs and 55 RBIs, numbers he increased with a solo homer in the first inning off Atlanta starter Anibal Sanchez.

“There’s still room for improvement, just all around,” Judge said. “Guys on base, we can do a better job  Custom Cardinals Jersey of driving guys in. We’re doing well so far, but there’s always room for improvement.”

Gary Sanchez ranks second among AL catchers with 1,116,568 votes, though a right groin strain is expected to sideline him through the Midsummer Classic. Wilson Ramos of the Rays (1,556,195) appears headed for his first All-Star appearance.

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Standout rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar continue to earn recognition on the ballot. Torres’ 997,724 votes at second base significantly trail t Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey he AL’s reigning Most Valuable Player, Jose Altuve of the Astros (3,405,815).

Andujar’s 963,641 votes rate third among AL third basemen, behind Jose Ramirez (1,811,902) of the Indians and Alex Bregman (1,050,370) of the Astros. Giancarlo Stanton placed second among AL designated hitters with 977,274 votes, trailing J.D. Martinez (2,236,945) of the Red Sox.

Video: NYY@TB: Stanton homers, collects 5 hits vs. the Rays

At shortstop, Didi Gregorius (824,710) dropped to fourth behind Manny Machado (1,272,233) of the Orioles, Carlos Correa (1,135,152) of the Astros and Francisco Lindor (898,977) of the Indians. In the outfield, Brett Gardner dropped to 11th with 636,087 votes and Aaron Hicks placed 13th with 483,574 votes.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

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


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Jonathan Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey Loaisiga optioned; A.J. Cole ready

NEW YORK — After making his first four Major League starts in the absence of an injured Masahiro Tanaka, Jonathan Loaisiga was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the Yankees’ 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Braves on Monday night.

The right-hander threw 92 pitches in just four innings, allowing three runs on five hits, which included his first home run allowed — to Johan Camargo in the third inning.

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NEW YORK — After making his first four Maj Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform or League starts in the absence of an injured Masahiro Tanaka, Jonathan Loaisiga was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following the Yankees’ 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Braves on Monday night.

The right-hander threw 92 pitches in just four innings, allowing three runs on five hits, which included his first home run allowed — to Johan Camargo in the third inning.

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“I thought he threw the ball OK. Just, again, having a hard time putting guys away,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “They fouled off a lot of pitches against him, ran his pitch count up pretty high, so he just had a hard time putting guys away when he had the opportunity.”

Despite a shaky start Monday, Loaisiga (2-0, 3.00 ERA) had two solid outings in his short time in the Majors. He made his Major League debut on June 15, blanking the Rays through five innings. Two starts later, the righty carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and recorded a career-high eight strikeouts in Philadelphia.

Video: NYY@PHI: Loaisiga K’s 8 in 1-hit gem vs. the Phillies

“That kid who s Custom Atlanta Falcons Jersey tarted tonight has really good stuff,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I thought we did a really good job of grinding through some at-bats. I watched his game against the Phillies the other day. That kid is something else.”

Loaisiga ranked No. 12 among Yankees prospects

Although Tanaka is expected to return to the Yankees’ rotation for the Baltimore series next week, Yankees fans have not seen the last of Loaisiga. Boone said it’s likely that the young hurler will get the call to pitch in one of the doubleheader games against the Orioles on Monday.

“It’s hard to say,” Loaisiga said, when asked if he was surprised to be getting optioned. “You never know, but, to me, it’s seeing the good side of that and coming back soon. … I want to work on the sharpness of my breaking pitches. I want that back so that I am able to put away guys.”

Video: ATL@NYY: Yankees on 5-3 extra-inning loss to Braves

The team activated A.J. Cole from the disabled list prior to Tuesday’s contest. After using five relievers Monday night, adding Cole to the bullpen may prove a necessity for New York in game two against Atlanta.

“We’ll have to be cautious a little bit tomorrow,” Boone said. “But with Cole coming back — between Cole and [David Hale] — we feel like we’re covered from a length situation, with both of those guys able to give us pretty good length.”

Despite the demotion, Loaisiga is pleased with his first experience in the big leagues. Before getting the call, the right-hander had made it as high as Double-A, where he was 3-1 with a 4.32 ERA in six starts.

“I think I did a good job,” Loaisiga said. “I helped the team win two games. It was a beautiful experience for me and a learning process. Now I just want to focus and try to get back as soon as possible to help the te Custom Cardinals Jersey am.”

Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.


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NEW YORK — Pitching for the Yankees was a childhood dream for Luis Severino, who once counted a cap that bore the interlocking “NY” among his prized possessions. He would take great care to keep the cap pristine, envisioning himself wearing one like it  Arizona Cardinals Custom Jersey on the mound at Yankee Stadium.

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NEW YORK — Pitching for the Yankees was a childhood dream for Luis Severino, who once counted a cap that bore t Custom Cardinals Jersey he interlocking “NY” among his prized possessions. He would take great care to keep the cap pristine, envisioning himself wearing one like it on the mound at Yankee Stadium.

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It is a journey that his younger brother, Rafael, is about to embark upon. As Major League Baseball’s international signing period opened on Monday, the Yankees signed the 19-year-old to a professional contract. The right-hander will pitch at the team’s academy in the Dominican Republic.

“I told him the news. I was excited,” Severino said at Yankee Stadium. “Every time somebody in your family has the opportunity to play professional baseball, it’s really important in the Dominican.”

Severino said Rafael has been working out at the International Prospect League academy in Santo Domingo, and that he throws 88-89 mph with a slider, changeup and sinker. Severino said the repertoire is more advanced than what he had at the same age.

“When I was 19, I was in the Gulf Coast League here [with the Yankees],” Severino said. “I had a fastball and slider. That was it. I didn’t throw my changeup. He has all those pitches that he can throw whenever he wants. I think he’s going to be really good.”

Video: Severino discusses Yankees signing his brother

Severino said he and Rafael have worked out together during past offseasons and described him as a “disciplined” worker.

“Yippee. Sign me up for that,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Definitely good to have another Severino in the mix.”

Now that Rafael is in the Yankees’ pipeline, Severino believes his brother will take advantage of the training facilities to continue improving.

“He can run for one hour, doesn’t get tired,” Severino said. “Doesn’t have a lot of strength in his arms, doing weights and stuff like that, but when he gets stronger he’s going to throw hard. … I don’t even know how long it’s going to take, but I’m just glad that he’s got the opportunity to be somebody.”

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Fa Women’s Nike Customized Atlanta Falcons Elite Away White NFL Football Uniform cebook.


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