Game 115. Texas trounces Tanaka, Yanks, 12-7.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Ronald Guzman hit 3 HR for Texas, and Adrian Beltre added another as Texas beat the Yankees, 12-7, Friday night.

Masahiro Tanaka’s troubles in giving up the gopher ball continued, as he gave up 3 HR.

In the fourth, Beltre hit a 2-run HR (#469 of his career, passing Chipper Jones on the all-time list). Beltre, an all-time great, also is up to 3134 hits in his career. Later that inning, Guzman hit the first of his three HR for the night, and Texas was up 3-0.

Texas got two in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead.

Brett Gardner got the Yanks on the board in the bottom of the fifth with his 10th HR of the season.

Guzman led off the sixth with his second HR of the game to make it 6-1 Texas. A.J. Cole relieved Tanaka then, and three more runs scored that inning to make it 9-1.

The Yanks came back with three in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, Stanton walked. With two out, Gregorius singled. Andujar hit a ground-rule double to knock in one run, and Luke Voit singled in two.

Guzman hit his third HR of the game in the top of the seventh to make it 10-4.

In the bottom of the seventh, Austin Romine hit his 7th HR of the season to cut it to 10-5.

Texas got two in the eighth, 12-5.

In the bottom of the eighth, Didi and Andujar singled, and both moved up on a wild pitch. Romine drove in both with a single. 12-7, the final score.

An area of concern. Gleyber Torres went 0 for 5, and is hitting just .227 since June 9. His average has dropped from .308 to .269 since then.

Another…. Chad Green has been slumping lately, too.

Didi Gregorius 3 hits
Andujar 2 hits, RBI
Voit 2 RBI
Gardner solo HR
Romine 3 hits, HR, 3 RBI

Tanaka (L, 9-3, 4.08) 5+ IP, 6 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K. 3 of the 6 hits given up were HR.
Cole 2 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K.  5.08 (Wash/NYY)
Green 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.98
Britton 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.  3.80 (Balt/NYY)\

Boston beat the Bad News Bears (sorry, Baltimore Orioles) 19-12. The Orioles once had an 8- 3 lead in that game. So the Yanks are 9 back.

 

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Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (60-54) won 6-2. 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, 2 RBI. 3B Ronald Torreyes 2 hits. RF L.J. Mazzilli 3 doubles, RBI. CF Mark Payton 3 hits, 2 RBI.

Sheffield 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 5 K.  2.16
Tarpley (H, 4) 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.70
Espinal (BS, 3; W, 7-2, 3.34) 1 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 1 K.
J. Harvey 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.  1.44

AA: Trenton (64-51) lost 9-7. 1B Bruce Caldwell 2 hits, RBI. DH Mandy Alvarez 2 hits. 3B Brandon Wagner 2 RBI. LF Rashad Crawford 2 RBI.

Stephan (L, 2-8, 5.34) 4 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 4 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR
Diehl 2 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.  1.88
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K.   5.73
Hodson 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.  11.25

High A: Tampa (56-61) won 5-3. LF Dom Thompson-Williams 2 hits. DH Ben Ruta 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI. 3B Angel Aguilar 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. Tampa pitchers combined for 16 K.

Nelson (W, 6-4, 3.52) 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 11 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Harris (H, 2) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.  2.45
Weissert (S, 2) 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K.  4.41

Low A: Charleston (53-60) lost 3-0 in a rain-shortened five-inning game. They got just three hits.

Junk (L, 5-4, 3.98) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 3 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Game 114. 5 Yanks’ HRs power team to 7-3 win.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

The Yankees (72-42) hit 5 HR to defeat Texas 7-3 tonight.

With Boston’s loss, they cut the deficit to 8 games.

Aaron Hicks got the first of the HR, a 2-run HR (20) in the first inning.

J.A. Happ gave up a HR in the 4th, 2-1.

The Yanks came right back in the bottom of the fourth, when Miguel Andujar (16) and Neil Walker (5) hit back-to-back HR, Andujar’s a 2-run shot, to make it 5-1 Yanks.

Happ gave up 2 runs in the top of the fifth, 5-3.

Once again the Yanks came right back. Giancarlo Stanton’s 28th HR, a 449 ft. laser shot, made it 6-3.

Neil Walker’s 2nd HR of the game (6) made it 7-3 in the sixth and that was the final score.

Gardner 2 hits.
Stanton HR
Hicks 2-run HR.
Andujar 2 hits, 2-run HR
Walker 2 solo HRS

Happ (W, 12-6, 4.07 combined Tor/NYY) 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 1 W, 9 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2 HBP
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.  3.29
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  2.25
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 2 K.  2.20

Yankees pitchers struck out 13.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-54) gave up a walkoff HR in the bottom of the ninth and lost 1-0. DH Ronald Torreyes 2 hits.

Swanson 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 W, 7 K.  4.41
Kahnle 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K.  3.91
Tarpley (L, 1-1, 2.82) 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up walkoff HR.

AA: Trenton (64-50) won 2-1. RF Trey Amburgey 2-run HR. LF Rashad Crawford 2 hits. SS Ricky Surum 2 hits.

Bollinger (W, 7-4, 4.18) 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.
Reeves (H, 6) 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 W, 0 K.  2.37
Wivinis (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.00

High A: Tampa (55-61) lost 9-4. LF Dom Thompson-Williams HR, 2 RBI. SS Hoy Jun Park 2 RBI.

Lehnen (L, 0-3, 6.32) 4 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 3 K.
Zurak 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 W, 2 K.  6.14
Bristo 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  0.00
Morris 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K.  9.26

Low A: Charleston (53-59) won 7-2. C Jason Lopez 3 hits, RBI. RF Carlos Vidal 2 for 2, 3 walks, 2 RBI. SS Wilkerman Garcia 2 hits, RBI. CF Leonardo Molina solo HR.

Yajure (W, 4-2, 3.30) 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 W, 2 K.
A. Severino 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 4 K.  3.86
Alvarez 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.90

Game 113. Stanton slams Chisox, 7-3.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam highlighted a 6-run second as the 71-42 Yanks beat the White Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series.

Luis Severino, shaky in his last few outings, started off shaky again, giving up two runs in the first inning before settling in for his career high 15th win of the season.

Gleyber Torres walked to lead off the second. After Andujar struck out, Neil Walker singled. Austin Romine singled in Torres. Shane Robinson singled in Walker to tie the game at two. Brett Gardner was hit by a pitch. Stanton’s 27th HR, an opposite field grand slam that just curled around the foul pole, made it 6-2 Yanks.

In the fifth, Aaron Hicks hit his 19th HR of the season to make it 7-2.

Severino gave up a HR in the bottom of the fifth to cut it to 7-3 but that was the end of the scoring.

The Yanks stay 9 back of Boston. They are 4 up on Oakland for that top wild card spot.

Stanton Grand Slam, 4 RBI
Hicks HR

Severino (W, 15-5, 3.11) 7 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 0 W, 8 K.  Gave up 1 HR.
Green 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K.   2.70
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.50

 

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (59-53) won 10-8. RF Tyler Wade 2 RBI. SS Abiatal Avelino 2 hits, 1B Ryan McBroom 3 hits, RBI. DH Mike Ford 2 hits. 3 hits, 2 doubles, 4 RBI 2B Ronald Torreyes. 2 hits 3B Gio Urshela. 2 hits, RBI C Francisco Diaz. LF Devyn Bolasky 2 hits, RBI.

Cessa 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.  2.55
Feyereisen 1 2/3 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR  2.83
Kontos (W, 3-0, 1.45)  1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K
Coshow (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K.  4.50

AA: Trenton (63-50) lost 5-1. 2 hits C Ryan Lidge.

Rosa (L, 0-1, 5.40) 5 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 0 W, 1 K. (1st AA game, was 12-3, 3.84 at Tampa)
Foley 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.24
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 W, 0 K.   2.31
Hodson 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.  12.00

High A; Tampa (55-60) lost 4-3. 2B Diego Castillo 2 hits, RBI.

R.Garcia (L, 0-3, 3.54) 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 5 K.
Ort 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 W, 0 K. 6.23
Schwaab 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K   5.88

Low A: Charleston (52-59) lost 2-1. 3B David Metzgar 3 hits. LF Carlos Vidal 2 hits.

Martinez (L, 0-1, 3.00) 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K.
Higgins 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.  1.99

Game 112. Yanks edge Chisox in 13, 4-3. Yanks pitchers strike out 20.

Yankee Stadium Frieze

Sonny Gray pitched three scoreless innings of relief and got the win as the Yanks (70-42) edged the Chicago White Sox 4-3 in 13 innings Tuesday night.

Yankees’ pitchers combined for 20 strikeouts in the game.

CC Sabathia turned the clock back some ten years by striking out 12 in 5 2/3 innings, but left trailing 1-0, having given up a run in the third.

The Yanks didn’t get a hit until the sixth. In the sixth, they had runners on first and third with no one out but didn’t score.

The Yanks tied the game in the seventh when Miguel Andujar hit his 15th HR of the season.

In the top of the tenth, Giancarlo Stanton hit a 2-run HR (26) to put the Yanks up 3-1, but with two out in the bottom of the tenth, Zach Britton gave up a 2-run HR to Jose Abreu that tied the game.

In the top of the 13th, Didi walked with one out. After Torres struck out, Voit singled Didi to second and Andujar singled him in, 4-3 Yanks, the final score.

For the second straight night, a Yankee batter was robbed of a HR by Adam Engel. This time Kyle Higashioka was robbed.

Stanton 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI
Andujar 3 hits, 2 RBI

Sabathia 5 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 W, 12 K.  3.49
Green 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K  2.75
Robertson 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.  3.35
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K.  2.30
Holder 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.  3.57
Britton (BS, 2) 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.  3.98 (Balt/NYY). Threw 2 WP, 1 HBP
Gray (W, 9-8, 5.40) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 H, 4 K.

In other news:

Jacoby Ellsbury needed hip surgery this week. 6 month recovery time. Out all year.

Clint Frazier not happy at some comments Michael Kay made about Frazier’s stint on the DL re: concussion issues.

Ex-MLB player (and a former Yankee) Esteban Loaiza will get years in jail for running a drug ring. From the NY Post (edited):

Former Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza is expected to change his plea later this week in a felony cocaine distribution case, according to a report.

Loaiza — who was arrested in February in San Diego after authorities said they found 44 pounds of cocaine in a van parked in the garage of a rented townhouse — has a “change of plea” hearing listed in Southern California US District Court on Friday, WLS-TV reports.

The Tijuana-born Loaiza, 46, initially pleaded not guilty in February. A change of plea hearing results in a defendant submitting a guilty plea in “99 percent” of all criminal cases, according to the station’s legal analyst Gil Soffer, a former federal prosecutor.

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Federal investigators have said they believe Loaiza used the rented townhome as an intermediate destination for cocaine. Prior to his arrest, during which Loaiza was pulled over for a traffic violation and cops found a sophisticated compartment to hide contraband in his Mercedes-Benz, the former MLB star had crossed the Mexican border earlier that day, prosecutors said.

Authorities later obtained a search warrant for Loaiza’s rented home in Imperial Beach, where investigators said they found 44 pounds of cocaine stored less than 1,000 feet from an elementary school.

Loaiza, who posted bail in May, faces a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence and up to life in prison if convicted, according to the station.

Loaiza pitched for nine teams throughout his 14-season career, including the Yankees, Dodgers, White Sox and Pirates. He retired in 2008 with a 126-114 record and a 4.65 career ERA. He was a two-time All-Star and the second-winningest Mexican pitcher in MLB history, second only to Fernando Valenzuela. In 2003, he finished second in the American League Cy Young voting and started the All-Star Game.