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    Pinstriped Performances: Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Saturday night in the New York Yankees organization had one fewer game because of Tampa being postponed. While only four games were played, the organization combined for a 3-1 record with the Triple-A team getting blown out in Buffalo. The big league club found their home run swing, a Charleston first baseman drove in three runs, and Trenton continued their winning streak. Check out more of the key performances from Saturday below:

    New York Yankees (MLB): The Yankees (29-13) hit five home runs en route to an 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

    • Gary Sanchez had a great game at the plate. He went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs (11,12), and drove in three runs (31,32,33).
    • Aaron Hicks (2-for-4, walk) hit an inside-the-park home run (4) in the top of the third and it was his second of the season.
    • Gleyber Torres (1-for-4) broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth with a three-run home run (4).
    • Giancarlo Stanton had only one hit (1-for-5), but that one hit was a solo home run in the ninth (11).
    • Luis Severino (7-1) is now 5-0 in his last seven starts. He went six innings, gave up three runs on eight hits, struck out six, and walked two on 77 pitches (57 strikes) in the win.
    • The bullpen trio of Chad Green, Dellin Betances, and Aroldis Chapman combined to give up one hit over the final three innings (four strikeouts). Betances had the lone walk in the eighth.

    Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Triple-A): The Railriders (19-21) were blown out by the Buffalo Bison Saturday afternoon by a final score of 9-2.

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    L.J. Mazzilli hit his fourth home run of the season in the top of the third inning. He has two home runs in his last three games. (Photo by Cheryl Pursell)
      • Adam Lind drove in the other run for the Railriders with his RBI single in the eighth (5).
      • Shane Robinson went 1-for-4 with a triple.
      • It was a rough day on the mound for Brody Koerner (1-2). In 2.1 innings, he gave up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits, struck out a batter, and walked one on 60 pitches (37 strikes) in the loss.
      • Cale Coshow followed up Koerner by giving up one run on one hit over 2.2 innings. He struck out three batters and walked two.

    Trenton Thunder (Double-A): The Thunder (27-14) defeated the Bowie Baysox 9-4 and they have now won four games in a row.

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    Ben Ruta went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs (11,12) on an RBI single in the bottom of the first and an RBI double in the third. (Photo by Martin Griff) 
    • Jhalan Jackson (1-for-4) got the scoring started with a two-run triple in the first (15,16). Another run scored on the play via an error.
    • Gosuke Katoh hit a solo home run in the fifth for his second home run of the season.
    • Dillon Tate (2-2) had another quality outing on the mound. He went six innings, gave up one run on six hits, and struck out three on 82 pitches (57 strikes) in the win.
    • Caleb Frare threw a perfect seventh inning (one strikeout) and he now has a 0.50 ERA in 13 appearances.
    • Trevor Lane made his Trenton debut. He gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits, struck out one, and walked one in the eighth inning.

    Tampa Tarpons (Single-A Advanced): The Tarpons (23-18) had their game against the Lakeland Flying Tigers postponed due to rain. They will play a doubleheader on Sunday with Game 1 beginning at 12 p.m ET.

    Charleston Riverdogs (Single-A): The Riverdogs (19-23) ended their four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies.

    Dalton Blaser went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs during Charleston’s win over Columbia (Photo by Martin Griff)
    • Leonardo Molina went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and drove in a run (11).
    • Pablo Olivares had the other multi-hit game of the night (2-for-4).
    • Eduardo Navas (1-for-4) drove in a run (5) via an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth.
    • Alexander Vargas (2-0) went six innings, gave up one unearned run on five hits, struck out four, and walked one on 76 pitches (51 strikes).
    • Kyle Zurak gave up one hit and struck out two in two innings of relief.
    • Chad Martin walked a batter and struck out one without allowing a hit in the ninth.