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The Minors. Alvarez’ streak snapped at 25.

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AAA: SWB lost 5-1. 2B Pete Kozma 2 hits.

AA: Trenton lost 11-4. OF Dustin Fowler 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. C Kyle Higashioka a solo HR. 3 hits, solo HR, DH Lane Adams.

High A: Tampa lost 9-4. Tampa pitchers walked 16 batters in this game. OF Jeff Hendrix 4 hits, RBI (just promoted).

Low A: Charleston lost both games of a DH.

Game 1 (regularly scheduled): 3-1 loss in 8 innings.. Domingo German 6 IP, 1 unearned run, 2 hits. 2 hits for Mandy Alvarez, who extended his hitting streak (Staten Island and Charleston) to 25 games.

Game 2 (makeup of 7/17 rainout): Charleston lost 2-0. Alvarez had his hitting streak snapped in this game. He had gotten a hit in all of his first 25 minor league games. Charleston got only two hits in this game.

The Minors.

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The Yanks are off until Friday night.

AAA: All-Star Game last night. The International League (SWB’s league) beat the Pacific Coast League 4-2. SWB’s reps, LF Ben Gamel was 0 for 2 and C Gary Sanchez 0 for 1.

AA: Eastern League All-Star Game. The East (Trenton’s division) beat the West 10-2. Trenton’s Tyler Wade, SS, was 1 for 5 and scored a run. C Kyle Higashioka was 0 for 2. CF Dustin Fowler was 2 for 5.

Pitcher Jordan Montgomery started 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 2 K and got the win.
Jonathan Holder 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K.

High A: Tampa won 8-3. Will Carter 2 R in 6 IP. OF Mason Williams 3 for 5, rbi. 2B Thairo Estrada 3 for 5, rbi. OF Zack Zehner 2 for 5, 2 rbi. OF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, rbi. 1B Connor Spencer 2 hits, rbi.

Low A: Charleston won 3-2 in 10 innings. 3B Mandy Alvarez was 1 for 5 and has hit in all 21 of his minor league games so far. His RBI double in the bottom of the 10th won the game.  Domingo German 5 IP, 0 R, 1 hit. OF Alexander Palma 2 hits.

All Star Game/Minors.

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The AL won the All-Star Game 4-2 and will have home field advantage for this year’s World Series. Eric Hosmer of KC was the MVP, with 2 hits, a solo HR, and 2 RBI. His teammate Salvador Perez hit a 2-run HR.

Carlos Beltran of the Yanks was 0-1, flying out to CF.

Dellin Betances pitched the seventh, 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 2 K, 1 WP.

Andrew Miller pitched the eighth, and struggled. He was bailed out with two out and the bases loaded.
2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 walk, 1 K.

The Yanks’ AAA, AA and High A affiliates were all off.

Low A Charleston won 9-0.
Nestor Cortes (6-1, 0.71) 6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 7 K.
1B Chris Gittens 3-4, 2 RBI
OF Alexander Palma 3-4, 2 RBI
DH Gosuke Katoh 2-3, 2 RBI
3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. Between Staten Island and Charleston, he has hit in all 20 of his minor league games.
C Luis Torrens was promoted from Staten Island to Charleston. He was 1-3 with an RBI.


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Just a combined report today, since there were no major league games yesterday due to the All-Star break, and very few minor league games either, as MLB wants to showcase the All-Star Game.

First of all, I did NOT watch the Home Run Derby (won by Giancarlo Stanton with an amazing total of 61 HR). I can’t stand Chris Berman going back-back-back all the time (please give it up or retire, Chris), and with Stanton bopping 61—all the worse. Besides, it kind of bores me. By going for the HR, some players have messed up their swings for the second half of the season.

By the way, I do NOT like the fact that the winning league of the All-Star Game gets home field advantage for the World Series. I find it a ridiculous ruling.

A-Rod is said to be working out at 1B during the break. The experiment failed last year, but it may be A-Rod’s only way (until Beltran’s hammy heals, enabling Beltran to go to RF and not DH) to get into the lineup. Teix’s knee won’t let him play every day, and as of now, Refsnyder is the backup 1B.

AAA: No games yesterday or today. All-Star Game Wednesday night.

AA: See AAA. The same applies.

High A: Tampa lost 5-3. Yelfrey Ramirez 6 IP, 2 R, 1 Earned, 4 H, 1 walk, 9 K. OF Mason Williams,   DH Trey Amburgey, OF Zack Zehner and C Francisco Diaz two hits each. No games today.

Low A: No games. Charleston does play tonight.





The Minors.

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Catcher Gary Sanchez started for the World team in the Futures game and was 0 for 2. The World team won 11-3.

AAA: SWB lost 3-2. Luis Severino 3 R in 7 IP, all 3 runs coming in the seventh. 1B Tyler Austin 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits each for DH Ben Gamel and 3B Donovan Solano.

AA: Trenton lost 6-4. OF Mike O’Neill 2 hits, rbi. OF Mark Payton the same. OF Lane Adams 2 hits.

High A: Tampa lost 4-2.

Low A: Charleston lost 4-2. Luis Cedeno 7 IP, 1 R. 3B Mandy Alvarez 2 hits, rbi (has hit in all 19 minor league games so far). 2 hits each for 1B Austin Afenir and C Eduardo Navas.

Game 83. Yanks blank Chisox, 9-0.

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Masahiro Tanaka rode a 20-hit attack as the Yanks beat the White Sox 9-0 Tuesday night in Chicago.

Prior to the game, Dellin Betances, Carlos Beltran and Andrew Miller were named as the Yankees’ All-Star representatives.

Tanaka continued his dominance on the road. So far this season, he is 2-1, 5.05 at home, but 4-1, 1.14 on the road, and he hasn’t given up a road HR all year long.

After leaving the bases loaded in the first, the Yanks got two in the second on an RBI single by Beltran and an error.

Chase Headley hit a 2-run HR in the third (7) to make it 4-0.

Mark Teixeira doubled home a run in the fourth. 5-0.

Austin Romine’s third HR of the year, a solo shot, made it 6-0 in the fifth.

Rob Refsnyder and Aaron Hicks each doubled home runs in the eighth. 8-0.

Teixeira’s SF in the ninth closed out the scoring at 9-0.

Tanaka (w, 6-2, 3.12) 7 2/3 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1 walk, 6 K.
Shreve 1 1/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 4.87.

Shreve was just recalled. Luis Cessa was sent back down.

Brett Gardner had four hits. Beltran, and Headley three each, and four others had two each.

The Yanks are 41-42.

Game 81. Teix gets HRs 400 & 401 in Yanks’ win.

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Well, the season is 1/2 over, and the Yanks are 40-41. The second half starts today, in Chicago vs. the White Sox, on Independence Day.

Mark Teixeira got his 400th and 401st career HRs in Sunday’s 6-3 win over San Diego, and starting pitcher Chad Green, in his second MLB start, let Kermit the Frog know that sometimes it IS easy being Green, since he pitched six strong innings for his first major league victory.

Green gave up a HR to ex-Yankee Yangervis Solarte in the second inning to tie the game after the Yanks scored in the top of the second, but that was the only blip he had in the game. He did pitch out of a jam in the fourth, also caused by Solarte.

The Yanks went up 2-1 in the fourth on Didi Gregorius’ 9th HR of the year.

A solo HR by Teixeira in the eighth put the Yanks up 3-1, and it was Teixeira’s 400th HR of his career. He became the fifth switch-hitter to hit 400, after Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chipper Jones (468) and Carlos Beltran (411 and counting).

The Yanks needed insurance runs, and got them in the top of the ninth on an RBI single by Gardner and Teixeira’s 2-run blast. Career HR #401 was Teix’s seventh HR of the season.

They needed those runs because Anthony Swarzak gave up a 2-run HR in the bottom of the ninth.

Green (1st MLB WIN. w, 1-1, 4.09) 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks, 8 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Betances (H, 20) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 walks 2 K, 2.63
Miller (H, 13) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 1 K. 1.47.
Swarzak 0 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 5.40. Faced two batters, gave up 1 HR.
Chapman (S, 16) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.86

Combined, Yankee pitchers struck out 12.