Betances takes loss,Custom Lions Jersey Chapman gets blown save

HOUSTON — The back end of the Yankees’ bullpen was not supposed to be among the team’s concerns, but it is now. Dellin Betances endured his second Custom Lions Jersey straight meltdown on Saturday, allowing the Astros to rally for a 7-6 victory that spoiled Clint Frazier’s Major League debut.

Assigned to protect a three-run lead in the eighth inning, Betances issued three walks and served up a long homer to Evan Gattis that forced Aroldis Chapman to try for a four-out save. Yuli Gurriel then delivered the deciding hit, a two-run double.

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“I gave up one hit today, and they scored four runs. That can’t happen,” Personalized Texans Jersey Betances said. “I’ve got to be better than that. It’s tough losing this game. Obviously, these guys fought to come back. [Jordan Montgomery] had a really good start. I didn’t do my job. That’s the reason we lost.”Women’s Nike Detroit Lions Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

Betances said that he became too predictable in his previous outing, against the White Sox on Wednesday, throwing 13 breaking balls out of 21 pitches — including each of the last nine. He tried to show his fastball to the Astros, though his control evaporated after he struck out George Springer to open the inning.Men’s Nike Custom Made Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap.

“Right now, my breaking ball, I’m not throwing it for strikes,” Betances said. “That’s what hurt me today and the last couple of times. That’s a pitch that I rely on, and they’ve been laying off some good ones. I haven’t been able to throw it for strikes, and that’s gotten me into trouble.”

Betances threw a curve for a first-pitch strike to Jose Altuve, then missed the zone with his next four offerings. Unable to hold the speedster, Betances watched Altuve turn that free pass into a triple, as he swiped second and third.Men’s Nike Houston Texans 4 Deshaun Watson Elite Team Color Navy Blue Jersey Sale.

“[Holding runners is] something that we focused on with him, and he has been better,” manager Joe Girardi said.

A Carlos Correa groundout cashed Houston’s fourth run of the evening, and Gattis followed by turning on an inside 98.6-mph fastball, putting the train in motion above the Crawford Boxes in left field.

Carlos Beltran walked on four pitches, replaced by pinch-runner Josh Reddick representing the tying run, and first baseman Chris Carter lost his glove on a pickoff throw that sent Reddick to second base. Carter was charged with an error.

“That’s not the reason we lost,” Betances said. “The reason we lost is because I had bad command. I’ve got to be able to challenge guys.”

Reddick swiped third and, after Marwin Gonzalez walked on a 3-2 pitch, Girardi finally removed his struggling setup man in favor of Chapman.

“He’s so good, and we expect so much from him, that sometimes you forget he’s normal,” catcher Austin Romine Custom Steelers Jersey said. “He was trying Custom Texans Jersey to battle, he was trying to throw strikes and get guys out for the team. Some days it goes the other way.”

Gurriel and Chapman were teammates on the Cuban National Team, and Chapman left little mystery about what was coming, pumping seven straight fastballs Personalized Lions Jersey to the Astros’ first baseman. The final one was slapped down the third-base line for the go-ahead knock, sealing the Yanks’ 15th blown save in 32 opportunities this season.

“Sometimes you’ve got to tip your cap,” Romine said. “He turned on [a 100-something pitch]. There’s not a lot of guys that turn on Chapman’s fastball. … He was ready to hit a fastball. It just wasn’t a good day for us.”

Stroman, Tanaka to duel Custom Texans Jersey as Blue Jays visit Bronx

The Blue Jays travel to New York on Monday where they’ll send Marcus Stroman to the mound to face Masahiro Tanaka in an American League East showdown as Custom Texans Jersey the All-Star break draws closer.

Stroman has been Toronto’s most consistent starter this season. Through 16 starts, he owns a 3.41 ERA and is on pace to push for his second consecutive 200-inning season.Women’s Nike Detroit Lions Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

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Following a tough outing against the Rangers on June 22 — the second game in a row he had allowed three home runs — Stroman bounced back with seven shutout innings against the Orioles on Wednesday with eight strikeouts. With plenty of sinking action on his fastball and a deep arsenal of secondary
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Tanaka, meanwhile, is working through his most difficult season in the Major Leagues Custom Lions Jersey, but his past two starts have provided some optimism that he’s turning things around.

The 28-year-old tossed eight shutout innings against the Rangers and followed that up with another quality start against the White Sox his last time out. He also managed to avoid the long ball Personalized Lions Jersey in both of those starts, which had been giving him serious problems since the beginning of May.

Three things to watch for in this game

• Stroman’s slider has become his second-most Personalize Steelers Jersey used pitch in 2017, and the results are there to back it up. After forcing a whiff rate of 16.5 percent with his sliders in ’16, that number has jumped up to 25.3 percent this season, according to Statcast.

• This series will be Toronto’s first look at Clint Frazier, the Yankees’ No. 2 prospect who made his MLB debut on Saturday and hit his first career home run. Frazier joined the Personalized Texans Jersey Yankees last season from Cleveland in the Andrew Miller deal, and prior to his promotion, owned an .816 OPS with 12 home runs in Triple-A.Men’s Nike Houston Texans 4 Deshaun Watson Elite Team Color Navy Blue Jersey Sale.

• Tanaka holds the advantage against many of Toronto’s top hitters in their career head-to-head numbers. Justin Smoak is hitless in 11 at-bats with five strikeouts, while Josh Donaldson is 3-for-21 (.143) and Russell Martin is 1-for-11 (.091). Steve Pearce could earn another start against a right-hander on Monday, though, given his two career home runs against Tanaka.

Keegan Matheson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Toronto. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Clint Frazier homers in first MLB game

HOUSTON — The world became a blur as Clint Frazier rounded the bases for his first Major League home run on Saturday evening, elation that turned into confusion when the rookie returned to the visitors’ dugout and received the silent treatment from his Yankees teammates.Women’s Nike Detroit Lions Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt.

“I didn’t really know what to do,” Frazier said after the Yankees’ 7-6 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park. “Most guys go hopping down [into] the dugout and act like they’re high-fiving people. I didn’t know what to do, so I just went and got a cup of water.”Men’s Nike Custom Made Pittsburgh Steelers Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Cheap.

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Ranked as the team’s No. 2 prospect and the No. 17 prospect in all of baseball by MLBPipeline.com, the 22-year-old Frazier became the first Yankee since 1913 to double and homer in his Major League debut.

Playing right field with a stars-and-stripes No. 30 stitched on his back, Frazier did not have to wait long for action. George Springer lifted a deep fly that briefly staggered the rookie, who squinted into the roof and LED lighting before securing the first Personalized Lions Jersey out in the bottom of the first inning.

“It was probably the highest popup I’d ever had hit [to me],” Frazier said. “It’s just funny that the first ball hit in a game finds me.”

Frazier struck out swinging in his first at-bat, then collected his first hit against Francis Martes in the sixth, a double that eluded left fielder Marwin Gonzalez and sparked a five-run inning. Up in the seating area, parents Kim and Mark cheered, their jubilation forever captured by TV cameras.Men’s Nike Houston Texans 4 Deshaun Watson Elite Team Color Navy Blue Jersey Sale.

His mother shed tears in the seventh inning when Frazier launched a line drive into the Crawford Boxes in left field, a shot calculated at 339 feet by Statcast™. Frazier became the first Yankees rookie to homer in his debut since Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit back-to-back Custom Lions Jersey blasts last Aug. 13.

Clint Frazier’s first career home run induced tears of joy

“As a player, man, he’s the total package,” Judge said. “He’s got speed, he’s got power, he can play any outfield position. It’s fun to watch a guy like that.”

Frazier said that he would give the ball from his first hit to his mom, and the home run Custom Steelers Jersey to his dad.

“My parents are my role models, and my dad is my hero,” Frazier said. “For me to go out there and have this kind of first game for him is really special for the whole Frazier family.”

Frazier’s unforgettable trip started with a tap on his shoulder Friday evening, when Triple-A skipper Al Pedrique summoned him into the visiting manager’s office at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I.

“This is it,” Frazier said he thought. “I’m going up.”

As Pedrique rattled off the aspects of Frazier’s game that still need improvement, that excitement faded, but Pedrique concluded by telling Frazier that he could work on those things in Houston.

“There was a lot of truth to what he was saying,” Frazier said. “That I need to continue to work my defense, my baserunning and just focus on being a good teammate in the clubhouse and just be all ears while I’m here.”

That speech followed an eventful spring that included headlines about Frazier’s curly red hair, which he eventually trimmed after team officials determined it to be a “distraction.” Frazier hopes there are other ways for his personality to shine through.

“I think if I clip my own wings, I’m not going to be able to play the way that I want to,” he said. “I think for me, as long as I can be myself without being Custom Lions Jersey a distraction or cause harm to the clubhouse or the team, I think I’ll be in good shape.”

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.

Yankees make 2 big deals with Custom Ravens Jersey int’l prospects

The Yankees have once again resumed their spot as one of the big players on Custom Ravens Jersey the international market.

According to industry sources, the club agreed to a $1.5 million deal with Venezuelan outfielder Everson Pereira, ranked No. 4 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 30 International Prospects list, and a pact with shortstop Robert Chirinos of Venezuela, ranked No. 16, for $900,000. Dominican shortstop Ronny Rojas will not be eligible to sign until he turns 16 next month but the Yankees are the favorites to sign him. He is ranked No. 11.

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Additionally, the Yankees have deals Custom Falcons Jersey with Dominican Republic outfielders Anthony Garcia for $500,000, and Stanley Rosario for $300,000.

The Yankees are also the front-runners to sign shortstop Osleivis Basabe, Personalized Ravens Jersey ranked No. 24, of the Dominican Republic.

The club, which did not confirm the deals, had not been able to sign players for more than $300,000 during each of the last two signing periods after exceeding their bonus pools by more than 15 percent in 2014.Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Custom Made Elite Alternate All Black Football Jersey Shirt.

A true center fielder, Pereira is considered a plus defender and a plus runner. His arm is considered average now, but that’s expected to improve as he grows and his body becomes stronger. He has displayed a good line-drive swing and has a chance to hit for average with some power in the future.

Rojas, who won’t turn 16 until Aug. 23, is one of the best hitters on the market. He is known for his bat, but he’s also a decent defender that makes all of the routine plays. He has enough arm strength to keep him at the position now and in the future. As for Chirinos, the converted outfielder, Chirinos has all of the tools and athleticism to stay at shortstop, but he could move to catcher because of his broad skill set.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Garcia has shown power from both sides of the plate and has the tools to stay in center field. He’s a late bloomer and could end up as one of the club’s top signs.

According to the new rules established by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, every team gets at least $4.75 million to spend on international prospects. Any team receiving a Competitive Balance Round A pick in the Draft gets $5.25 million in international bonus pool money. Additionally, teams receiving a Competitive Balance Round B pick get $5.75 million to spend.
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A club can trade as much of its international pool money as it would like, but there is a limit — 75 percent of a team’s initial pool — to how much one team can acquire.

The Yankees’ pool total for this year’s signing period is $4.75 million.

Here’s a list of players the Yankees have agreed to terms with for the 2017-18 international signing period so far:

Everson Pereira, OF, Venezuela,Personalized Colts Jersey $1,500,000
Roberto Chirinos, SS, Venezuela, $900,000
Anthony Garcia, RF, Dominican Republic, $500,000
Stanley Rosario, OF, Dominican Republic, $300,000
Miguel Personalized Falcons Jersey Marte, SS, Dominican Republic, $200,000
Enyelberth Ascanio, C, Venezuela, $190,000
Alfred Vega, Dominican Republic, $100,000
Nelson Medina, CF, Dominican Republic, $60,000
Jose Martinez, 3B, Dominican Republic, $10,000
Yordy Nunez, RHP, Dominican Republic, $10,000
Ezequiel Duran, SS, Dominican Republic, $10,000

Braves Ozzie Albies flashes power, Custom Ravens Jersey speed

Ozzie Albies showed off both his power and speed as he homered and stole a  Custom Ravens Jersey base in Triple-A Gwinnett’s 7-0 win over Charlotte on Sunday.

Albies, the Braves’ No. 1 prospect, finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, giving him five multihit performance in his past nine games.Women’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey.

The No. 7 overall prospect stole his 20th base of the season after a base hit to lead off the game and then hit his seventh homer, a career high, in the top of the third.

Albies got off to a slow start this season, hitting .255 in April, but has seen his splits improve every month. The 20-year-old hit .275 in May and .312 in June, bringing his cumulative average to .285 through 73 games.

Other top prospect performances from Sunday’s action:

• No. 37 overall prospect Jorge Mateo (Yankees’ No. 4) hit a grand slam and collected a career-high five RBIs in Double-A Trenton’s win over New Hampshire in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Mateo also tripled in the game, finishing 2-for-5 in his third straight multhit effort. The 22-year-old has also started to pile up the RBIs lately as he has 10 over that three-game stretch.

 

• No. 54 overall prospect Isan Diaz (Brewers’ No. 5) put together his first four-hit game of the season for Class A Advanced Carolina, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs. Diaz helped the Mudcats jump out to an early 4-0 lead with an RBI double in the first and then capped his big day at the plate with a solo homer, his 10th, in the eighth.Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Custom Made Elite Alternate All Black Football Jersey Shirt.

 

• Brewers’ No. 19 prospect Freddy Peralta picked up his first win with Double-A Biloxi as he gave up one run on three hits in five innings. Peralta, making his second start since he was promoted from Class A Advanced Carolina also set a career high with 10 strikeouts.

Cardinals’ No. 6 prospect Harrison Bader hit his 14th homer of the season and extended his hitting streak to six games in Triple-A Memphis’ loss to New Orleans. Bader has two hits in three of his past five games and has two homers and six RBIs in that span as well.

Cubs’ No. 28 prospect P.J. Higgins put together his second three-hit game of the season for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach. Higgins, who was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, collected a trio of singles in the third, fourth and sixth innings.

• D-backs’ No. 30 prospect Christian Walker continues to stockpile RBIs for Triple-A Reno. Walker bumped his season total to 84 with his third five-RBI game of the season. The 26-year-old went 3-for-4 with a triple and a homer, his 20th, in Reno’s win over El Paso in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

 

Dodgers’ No. 18 prospect D.J. Peters put on an impressive power display with a trio of homers for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga. Peters has a career-high 16 homers this season after going deep in the second, fifth and seventh innings on the way toward a 3-for-4, four RBI game. Johan Mieses (Dodgers’ No. 25) also homered twice, his third two-homer game of the season, in the Quakes’ win.Youth Nike Indianapolis Colts Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

Indians’ No. 15 prospect Shawn Morimando is starting to make shutouts seem routine. Morimando pitched his second consecutive shutout for Triple-A Columbus, striking out six and giving up seven hits Custom Falcons Jersey. The right hasn’t given up an earned run in 18 consecutive innings and has pitched a shutout in three of his past four starts.

 

Giants’ No. 5 prospect Chris Shaw homered for the fifth time in five game Custom Colts Jerseys for Triple-A Sacramento. Shaw, who finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs, has been on fire lately, hitting .522 (12-for-23) with four multihit performances, five homers and 10 RBIs over the past five games.

Mets’ No. 21 prospect P.J. Conlon bounced back from one of his worst outings of the season with one of his best. Conlon, who gave up seven runs in three innings in his last start with Double-A Binghamton, fired six scoreless frames, giving up six hits and striking out three.

Padres’ No. 8 prospect Eric Lauer was impressive in his debut with Double-A San Antonio. Lauer gave up seven hits, but stranded each and every base runner as he pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Strong command helped Lauer pitch out of trouble as he threw 76 of his 96 pitches for strikes Personalized Ravens Jersey, didn’t issue a walk and struck out nine.

Phillies’ No. 24 prospect JoJo Romero was a tough-luck loser for Class A Advanced Clearwater as he gave up one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings. Romero gave up just three hits in the outing and racked up 10 strikeouts for the second time in his past three starts.

Rays’ No. 11 prospect Garrett Whitley has eight RBIs over his past four games after driving in four for Class A Bowling Green. Whitley finished 2-for-3 in the game, which also included his fourth homer of the season, a two-run homer out to left.

Royals’ No. 4 prospect Scott Blewett led Class A Advanced Wilmington to a win with his first career shutout. In the third complete game of his career, and first this season, Blewett threw 74 of his 111 pitches for strikes, striking out four and giving up four hits.

Twins’ No. 30 prospect Griffin Jax spun a gem and picked up a win in his first start of the season with Class A Cedar Rapids. Jax, a third-round Personalized Colts Jersey pick in 2016, threw 51 of his 84 pitches for strikes as he worked seven scoreless innings.

White Sox No. 16 prospect Jameson Fisher matched his career high and set a season high with four RBIs for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. Fisher’s RBIs came courtesy of extra-base hits as he drove in three with a homer in the fifth and another with a double in the sixth.

 

• Yankees’ No. 13 prospect Dillon Tate improved to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.47 with a stellar start for Class A Advanced Tampa. Tate set career high in innings pitched (seven) and strikeouts (11) without allowing a run. The righty threw 68 of his 87 pitches for strikes, didn’t issue a walk and has now held opponents scoreless in two of his three starts.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

MLB.TV on sale for Fourth of Personalized Falcons Jersey July

Ready to start the fireworks early? Major League Baseball Advanced Media is having a Fourth of July Sale through Tuesday night that will get you a yearly subscription to MLB.TV Premium or MLB.TV Single Team for only $20.17.

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1. There are more than 1,200 games left in the regular season
That’s a ton of baseball for basically the cost of your average T-shirt. And that doesn’t count the 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on July 11 in Miami or the whole 113th World Series — both of which are televised by FOX and available to authenticated Custom Ravens Jersey subscribers on MLB.TV.

2. D-backs vs. Dodgers
One of those remaining games is a huge series opener that will be a happy Fourth of July for those who love showdown games Custom Falcons Jersey. It features two National League West clubs in the top four of the latest MLB.com Power Rankings … and possibly a start by NL wins leader Clayton Kershaw.

3. Players like Astros shortstop Carlos Correa use MLB.TV
“When I’m in the hotel, I have Personalized Colts Jersey Apple TV, I take it on the road with me. At home, I use my iPhone and the At Bat app,” he said. “It’s great for fans to watch the games and be able to replay them and just enjoy baseball.”

4. Aaron Judge might reach 30 homers by the break
The Yankees’ rookie slugger leads the Majors with 27, and one of those came against Houston’s Mike Fiers on May 14 at Yankee Stadium. This weekend, those two teams meet again for a three-game series at Minute Maid Park, and at this
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5. It’s a party this summer
The celebration is on as we commemorate 15 years as the leader in digital sports technology. On Aug. 26, 2002, MLB broke ground with a live stream of a Rangers-Yankees game, and then became the first North American pro sports league to stream its live schedule in this way. MLB.TV got better every year.

6. You can watch “Hamilton” on MLB.TV
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7. “Alexa, open MLB.”
That’s a thing now, as Custom Colts Jersey MLB.TV Premium subscribers can listen to live games without blackout restrictions using the new MLB skill on the Amazon Echo platform. You can find MLB.TV on more than 400 devices, and subscribers have free access to all premium features in MLB.com At Bat (a $19.99 value), including home and away radio broadcasts, exclusive highlights and more.

8. Can Milwaukee hold off the Cubs?
The Brewers returned home Friday for a series against Miami and Baltimore, and meanwhile, the defending champs will be at Cincinnati this weekend and then returning to Wrigley Field on Independence Day against Tampa Bay. Get MLB.TV now, and you will be ready to watch a head-to-head between Milwaukee and Chicago next Thursday, when they play a makeup day game in the Friendly Confines.

9. Sixty frames per second
This revolutionary HD technology is available to MLB.TV Premium subscribers and is also available on supported iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs as well as Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Roku, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

10. It’s “incredible.”
“I always use MLB.TV to replay my starts and/or evaluate how I will approach a particular team,” Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez said. “The picture quality and functions of the app are incredible. It’s also a great way for my family and friends back home in the Dominican Republic to watch my games live.”

Astros beat Yankees to secure Personalized Ravens Jersey series win

HOUSTON — Marwin Gonzalez tagged Yankees starter Luis Severino with a two-run homer in the second to ignite the Astros as Houston cruised, 8-1, on Sunday at Personalized Ravens Jersey Minute Maid Park to clinch its 19th series win in 2017.

“We’re going to play every game,” said Astros manager A.J. Hinch. “We’re going to play hard, we’re going to win a lot of games and a lot of series. What order they come in doesn’t matter to me. I just want to win.”

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The Astros’ 27th win in 45 home games this season saw Mike Fiers become the first starting pitcher since 1913 to throw 100 or more pitches and four innings or fewer without allowing a run. At 56-27, the Astros are 29 games over .500 for the first time since holding a 91-62 record on Sept. 27 of the 2001 season.

“This is a special group of guys,” Hinch said. “But they’re not satisfied. They have so many elite qualities about themselves as a group.”

“We’re talented, we’re hungry and we want to be great,” said Astros catcher Brian McCann. “We show up with that attitude on a daily basis. Besides that, we’ve got some guys that can flat out play the game of baseball.”

Add in five innings from Houston’s workhorse bullpen, and a season-high seven doubles from the offense, and it was enough to handle the Yankees, who
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“It’s difficult. Right now, it’s the hottest team in baseball,” Severino said. Custom Falcons Jersey “You have to command your pitches. I think that was the problem.”

Carlos Correa sparked the Astros with four hits, including two doubles, to extend his season-best hitting streak to 12 games and career-long on-base streak to 20 games. Correa, who drove in three runs, has 58 RBIs to lead all Astros and all American League shortstops. Correa had four hits Sunday, which tied his career high, and three two-outs RBIs.Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Custom Made Elite Alternate All Black Football Jersey Shirt.

“He’s gotten really good at being productive and driving in runs,” Hinch said, “and having big at-bats in big moments.”

Correa and Yuli Gurriel, who also hit a two-run homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle, combined to drive in five runs.

Chris Carter’s ninth-inning RBI single off Ashur Tolliver helped the Yankees avoid being shut out for the first time this season.

“Nobody is as disappointed in the way the last few weeks have gone than the guys in this room,” Brett Gardner said. “That being said, we’re only a couple of games out of first place. We have had a good first half. We just couldn’t seem to come through with the big hit.”Carter’s RBI single NYY@HOU: Carter’s broken-bat RBI singleChris Carter plates the Yankees’ first run of the day with a broken-bat single to right field in the top of the 9th inning

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
Win-sealing second: Beginning with a double by Carlos Beltran, the Astros knocked in either a double or a home run in five of eight at-bats in the second inning against Luis Severino, building a 3-0 lead. After Beltran’s wall-smashing double in left field, switch-hitting utilityman Gonzalez cracked an opposite-field, two-run homer to left. Gurriel followed with another double, as did Josh Reddick two at-bats later.Youth Nike Indianapolis Colts Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

“His slider was not sharp today, and I think that really hurt him,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s a pitch that’s really important against a right-handed club.”

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In the baseball-reference.com Play Index era (1913-Saturday), there have been 305 instances of a pitcher throwing 100-plus pitches in four innings or fewer. Fiers’ became the first Personalized Colts Jersey pitcher ever to do so without allowing a run.

With Sunday’s barrage of extra-base hits, the Astros have knocked at least one double in 40 consecutive games, extending the franchise record. The 40-game streak is the longest in MLB since the Pirates had a 44-game streak in 2008.

WHAT’S NEXT
Yankees: The Yankees will return home on Monday to open a three-game series with the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET, with Masahiro Tanaka (6-7, 5.56) trying to continue his recent run of better pitching performances. In his last four starts, Tanaka is 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA, striking out 32 in 24 2/3 innings while holding opponents to a .674 OPS.

Astros: The Astros will fly to Atlanta on Sunday before a scheduled day off on Monday. Houston will begin a two-game set against the Braves on Tuesday, beginning at 6:35 p.m. CT at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Brad Peacock is scheduled to make his eighth start this season after allowing one run on two hits in five innings vs. Oakland on June 29.

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This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Didi Gregorius on All-Star Custom Falcons Jersey Final Vote ballot

After many of the Yankees’ victories, Didi Gregorius marches off the field and into the clubhouse, where he reaches into a locker and begins tapping on his Custom Falcons Jersey iPhone to construct an emoji-filled recap of the game for his followers.

Cast your Esurance Final Vote for Gregorius

As popular as Gregorius’ 140-character missives have become, the shortstop never seems to find the space to celebrate his own accomplishments. That makes this a perfect time for fans to reward Gregorius, as he is among the five candidates for the American League Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote.
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Voting ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. Fans can show their support for Gregorius by tweeting Personalized Colts Jersey with #SirDidi4Sure, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, any tweet that includes #SirDidi4Sure will count toward his vote total.

“It would be an honor for me to go at least one time in my career,” Gregorius said. “I think I’d be happy with that. That’s what I tell everybody, if I go put up numbers and I can go once, I’ll be happy with that.”

Gregorius would join five Yankees in Miami on July 11: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro, Dellin Betances and Luis Severino.

• Judge, Sanchez among 5 Yankees All-Stars

Seeking his first career All-Star selection, Gregorius is facing a group of talented competition. Elvis Andrus of the Rangers, Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox, Logan Morrison of the Rays and Mike Moustakas of the Royals are also candidates in the Final Vote.

Gregorius said that his social media following may give his candidacy a
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“Probably, but everybody has social media,” Gregorius said. “Everybody else is probably going to do the same thing. We’ll see how it goes.”

The 27-year-old Gregorius is in his third season Custom Colts Jersey with the Yankees, having inherited the shortstop position from franchise legend Derek Jeter. He has made his presence felt on both sides of the ball, delivering big hits and playing excellent defense behind the Yankees’ pitching staff.

Born in the Netherlands and raised in Curacao, Gregorius wrapped play on Sunday batting .310/.333/.489 with 11 doubles, 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 57 games, having missed the first month of the season while he recovered from a right shoulder strain.

“I’m not satisfied. I can always do better,” Gregorius said. “I keep saying that to myself, because I’m never satisfied. It’s been the same thing since I was a little kid. I always think there’s room for improvement on offense and defense. Everything can be better.”

Over a career-high 17-game hitting streak from May 28 through June 15, Gregorius batted .361 (26-for-72), the longest hit streak by a Yankee since Jacoby Ellsbury hit in 17 straight back in 2014. Gregorius also launched his first career grand slam in Saturday’s 7-6 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile devices until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will then be announced during “MLB Tonight” live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating where votes are being cast for each candidate, news on player and club campaigns, and a running countdown clock leading up to the announcement.

Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting Custom Ravens Jersey will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

On Tuesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Aaron Judge among five Yankees Custom Ravens Jersey All-Stars

Aaron Judge’s prodigious power turned each at-bat into a must-see attraction during the season’s first half, and as the rookie slugger prepares to Custom Ravens Jersey represent the American League in the July 11 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Marlins Park in Miami, he will have plenty of company from the Yankees’ clubhouse.

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The AL’s leading vote-getter, Judge appeared on 4,488,702 ballots and is being joined on the roster by at least four of his teammates. Right-hander Dellin Betances, infielder Starlin Castro, catcher Gary Sanchez and right-hander Luis Personalized Ravens Jersey Severino were selected to participate in the Midsummer Classic via the player ballot.

“It’s incredible,” Judge said. “I get a chance to play in front of the best fans every night at Yankee Stadium. Having their support through these first couple of months has been incredible. They’ve really motivated our team and they’ve helped this team a lot. They’re always supporting us, so I’ve got to Women’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey thank them.”

Shortstop Didi Gregorius could also punch a ticket to Miami, having been named as one of the five finalists in the AL’s Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote. The Astros, Indians and Nationals also had five All-Stars announced Sunday.

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Having slugged a Major League-leading 27 home runs through play on Sunday, the 25-year-old Judge is the youngest player to lead the AL in voting since Ken Griffey Jr. (24) in 1994. He will become the third Yankees rookie to start an All-Star Game, joining Joe DiMaggio (1936) and Hideki Matsui (2003).

“As well as he’s played on the field, he’s better off the field,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “To me, that’s who Aaron Judge is. You watch him, he’s a leader. He’s the whole package.”Men’s Nike Atlanta Falcons Custom Made Elite Alternate All Black Football Jersey Shirt.

Judge and Sanchez have both been invited to participate in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, and plan to announce their decision at some point this week.

“That’d be cool if me and Gary were both in it, competing against each other,” Judge said. “A little healthy competition. We’ll decide here in the next couple of days what we’re going to do.”

Betances joins DiMaggio as the second Yankee to be selected as an All-Star in each of his first four full Major League seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The right-hander is 3-3 with a 3.12 ERA in 29 appearances, striking out 48 batters in 26 innings, and is looking forward to showing his teammates what the All-Star experience is like.

“I’m very excited, especially with a lot of the young guys going,” Betances said. “I feel like I’m the older guy in the group. It’s definitely an exciting moment for me and my family.”

It is the fourth All-Star selection for Castro, who represented the National League three times (2011-12, ’14) as a shortstop. Castro is batting .313/.348/.486 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs this season and, though he is currently on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, remains hopeful he will be able to play by then.

“I think it’s pretty special for me,” Castro said. “I feel really good to represent this organization. I think they’re going to be happy for me and my family. It’s pretty good, the fans keep supporting us.”

Sanchez is the first Yankees catcher to make the All-Star team since Russell Martin in 2011, and the third to make one at age 24 or younger, joining Thurman Munson (24 years old in 1971) and Yogi Berra (23-24 years old in 1948-49). Despite missing most of April, Sanchez is batting .289/.378/.526 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs in 53 games.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to go play there in the All-Star Game in my first full season,” Sanchez said through an interpreter. “I’m very excited about that.”

At age 23, Severino is the youngest Yankees pitcher to make an All-Star team since Mel Stottlemyre Custom Colts Jersey (23) in 1965. He is the first Yankees starting pitcher to be selected to the AL All-Star team since Masahiro Tanaka in 2014, and is 5-4 with a 3.52 ERA in 16 starts, striking out 114 against 25 walks in 99 2/3 innings.

“I feel very happy and proud. I’m proud to be representing the Yankees and the Yankee fans,” Severino said. “I worked hard in the offseason. I worked hard to get my spot in the rotation. I’m very happy.”

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile devices until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will then be announced during “MLB Tonight” live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating where votes are being cast for each candidate, news on player and club campaigns, and a running countdown clock leading up to the announcement.

Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter Personalized Falcons Jersey support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

On Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented Personalized Colts Jersey by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International’s independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

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

Miguel Andujar sets Custom Titans Jersey Yankees record with 4 RBIs

CHICAGO — Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra all own places of honor in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Personalized Redskins Jersey Park, but none of those legends collected at least three hits and three RBIs in their respective Major League debuts. Miguel Andujar did.

Called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, the 22-year-old went straight from the airport to the history books in the Yankees’ 12-3 Custom Titans Jersey victory over the White Sox, going 3-for-4 while driving in four runs with a double, walk and stolen base.

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“What an amazing day. I’m never going to forget Custom Redskins Jersey this day,” Andujar said through an interpreter. “Super happy to be here, to play with these guys here and have the opportunity to contribute and then get a victory.”

Andujar and Tyler Wade each collected their first Major League hits in the victory. Andujar knocked a two-run single up the middle off Chicago starter Personalized Titans Jersey Carlos Rodon in the first inning, while Wade belted a run-scoring double in the sixth inning off reliever Jake Petricka.

“Going out there for the first at-bat, I felt a little nervous,” Andujar said. “It’s my first at-bat in the big leagues. Following that at-bat, everything was normal again.”

Andujar said he would give the first-hit ball to his family, a thought echoed by Wade, who made his first big league start as the Yankees’ left fielder after debuting as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss.Men’s Nike Personalized Washington Redskins Elite Red Team Color Jersey for Sale.

“The first one is definitely the toughest one,” Wade said. “I was excited. I got a little weight off my shoulders. I was just trying to find a good pitch to hit. He made a couple of good pitches and I had a feeling he was going to throw a heater in right there.”

Rated as the Yankees’ No. 9 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, Andujar singled to left in the third inning and grounded out in the sixth before working an eighth-inning walk and stealing second base.

Andujar capped New York’s scoring with a two-run double to deep center off Dan Jennings. The four RBIs set a record for a Yankee making his big league debut; Billy Martin (1950) and Marv Throneberry (1955) each had three RBIs.

Since 1949, the only other Yankee to collect three hits in his Major League debut was Mike Pagliarulo, who went 3-for-5 on July 7, 1984, at Minnesota.

“We saw a lot of talent in Spring Training when those guys would play, when they would start games or come in in the second half,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I think them being a big part of our success in Spring Training probably helped them in this situation.”

Wade said he has watched Andujar play for the last three years and is excited about what the infielder will add to the growing collection Custom Buccaneers Jersey of ‘Baby Bombers’ in The Show.

“I don’t think you can really ask for a better day,” Wade said. “He had unbelievable at-bats. I’m really happy for him. He’s an unbelievable player and he’s going to help this team.”