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For one night, on one stage, in an Personalized Jets Jersey event that showcases a signature skill, the sport without a clock embraces the entertainment of a ticking timer and the buzz of the occasional buzzer beater. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby has featured many rules iterations in its 32 years of existence, but the decision in 2015 to do away with the “outs” and subject the sluggers to a time limit added a new — and needed — energy to the event.Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey.

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That energy is palpable tonight at Miami’s Marlins Park, where the Derby, broadcast on ESPN, features Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Mike Moustakas, Miguel Sano, Charlie Blackmon, Justin Bour and Gary Sanchez. Custom Jets Jersey ESPN’s broadcast is simulcast on MLB.com.

Stanton, the defending Derby champ, and his predecessor, Todd Frazier, validated the tweaked Derby format with truly memorable performances at Petco Park and Great American Ball Park, respectively. As a result, the same format will be used this year.Men’s Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

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So here is a refresher on the format that is in place tonight:

How are the seeds decided?
For starters, Stanton was given the No. 1 seed by virtue of his win a year ago. From there, seeds were determined by 2017 home run totals entering Wednesday’s play. Tiebreakers were determined by home run totals since June 15, as stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Entering play on Wednesday, that put Judge (28 homers) at No. 2, Bellinger (24) at No. 3, Moustakas (24) at No. 4, Sano (20) at No. 5, Blackmon (18) at No. 6, Bour (18) at No. 7 and Sanchez (13) at No. 8. From June 15 until Wednesday, Bellinger had seven homers to Moustakas’ two, while Blackmon had three to Bour’s two. Moustakas hit his 25th home run after the deadline for Derby seeding.

What is the format?
It’s a single-elimination bracket system with three rounds total. In each bracket, the Custom Jets Jersey higher seed hits second. In the first round, Stanton faces Sanchez, Judge faces Bour, Bellinger faces Blackmon and Moustakas faces Sano.

Batters will have four minutes per round. The clock starts with the release of the first pitch. Interestingly, when the new format was created in 2015, batters were supposed to have five minutes per round. With rain in the forecast in Cincinnati that night, the decision was made to shorten the rounds to four minutes. The event went so well that MLB opted to keep the four-minute rounds in effect.

It should be noted that once the second player in a given round exceeds the home run total of his opponent, the round ends. There is no need for a player to add to his tally.

After the first round, the winner of the Stanton-Sanchez matchup will meet the winner of Moustakas-Sano. On the other side of the bracket, the Judge-Bour winner faces the Bellinger-Blackmon winner. The two players left standing will meet in the final round.

Can players stop the clock?
Yes. In the first round and semifinals, each batter is entitled to one 45-second timeout. In the finals, each batter gets two timeouts — one for 45 seconds and another for 30 seconds.

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In the 2015 semifinals against Josh Donaldson, Frazier took his timeout Joe Carter Jersey with one minute, 49 seconds remaining in the round while trailing, 9-6. He regrouped and wound up tying Donaldson with less than 10 seconds left before drilling a 444-foot blast just as time expired to advance to the finals against Joc Pederson.

The timeout wound up working against Frazier a year later, because after Stanton hit just six homers in the first 1:35 of the finals, he took a timeout, then pounded out 14 more following the breather to take the title away from the Toddfather.
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Can participants earn bonus time?
Yes, 30 seconds of bonus time will be awarded for hitting at least two home runs that each equal or exceed 440 feet. Distances will be tracked and posted using Statcast™. Any bonus time will be awarded at the end of the initial four-minute round and the timer will not stop during the bonus time period.

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Frazier’s earned bonus time was the difference-maker in the 2015 finals. He had tied Pederson just before his “regulation” time expired, then teed off on the Derby-winning homer in his first swing of bonus time.

How are ties broken?
Ties in any round will be broken by a 60-second swing-off with no stoppage of time or additional time added. If a tie remains after the swing-off, batters Custom Saints Jersey will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner.

There has not yet been a Personalized Saints Jersey swing-off under the format installed in 2015.

Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2004. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Melky Cabrera breaks up Custom Saints Jersey Freeland’s no-hit bid

DENVER — Melky Cabrera’s single to left off Colorado starter Kyle Freeland with one out in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon at Coors Field certainly didn’t affect the outcome of a 10-0 Rockies victory over the White Sox to Personalized Saints Jersey close out the first half of the 2017 season.

So why was there such a momentary raucous reaction from the White Sox dugout when Cabrera connected on a 2-2 four-seam fastball slightly up and out of the zone? That single over the head of third baseman Nolan Arenado also happened to stand as the White Sox first and lone hit of the contest.Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey.

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“We would never like that,” said Cabrera through interpreter and catcher Omar Narvaez about being no-hit. “Thank God, I could get the base hit.”

“Exciting on our end,” White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said. “It’s all cheers for him. He pitched a heck of a game. Congrats to him.”Men’s Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

Prior to Cabrera’s solid connection, the closest thing to a White Sox hit came from Yolmer Sanchez’s blooper to left field leading off the eighth. Left fielder Gerardo Parra got a good jump on the ball, which hung up for a bit, and Parra made a diving catch for the inning’s first out.

Parra pumped his fist in celebration Joe Carter Throwback Jersey. The Rockies’ crowd put forth a reaction usually reserved for postseason moments. Narvaez and Willy Garcia struck out to end the frame, putting the White Sox three outs from the 14th no-hitter thrown against them and the first since Minnesota’s Francisco Liriano on May 3, 2011.Youth Nike Custom Made New York Jets Elite Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

“I thought I had a little bit of a chance for the ball to fall,” Sanchez said. “At this ballpark, it’s big. But Parra made a good play. [Freeland] controlled his pitches. He controlled the zone. It was his day today. Sometimes the pitcher comes with his best day.”

“It was all Joe Carter Jersey Freeland today,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “It seemed like he pulled up some energy at the end and grinded it out. We weren’t really able to do anything, string anything together. We had a couple of guys on through a walk or a hit by pitch. We had a few line drives, but other than that, really not a whole lot.”

Jose Abreu was hit by a Freeland pitch, and Abreu, Todd Frazier and Narvaez drew walks off the rookie. That bat work and Cabrera’s single summed up a rough conclusion to the first half for the 38-49 White Sox.

The no-hitter became noticeable to the White Sox in the fifth or sixth, per Sanchez. History was avoided thanks to Cabrera, who couldn’t remember breaking up a no-hitter this late in a game.

“You have to give a lot of credit to the pitcher Custom Saints Jersey,” Cabrera said. “He was locating everything. I wasn’t thinking about anything else — just to get a good pitch to hit.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was Personalized Jets Jersey not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

White Sox Zack Joe Carter Throwback Jersey Collins motivated by defense

CHICAGO — The phrase “polished offensive skills” was attached to Zack Collins when the White Sox selected the left-handed hitter 10th overall in Joe Carter Throwback Jersey the 2016 MLB Draft.

So the current catcher for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem, who will join fellow White Personalized Jets Jersey Sox prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures game on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami, isn’t worried about Custom Jets Jersey a lower-than-expected batting average in his first full Minor League season. Not when his catching and defensive skills have shown marked improvement.Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey.

“My main goal was to make a lot of improvements catching behind the plate,” said Collins during a Thursday afternoon conference call. “I’ve done that so far. The hitting will come around. I’m not too worried about that. It’s been a great year so far.”Men’s Nike Custom Made New Orleans Saints Elite Black Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

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Collins, 22, has thrown out 35 would-be basestealers in 2017, with a caught-stealing percentage slightly above 40 percent. He’s caught 466 1/3 innings and has matured as a game-handler as well.Youth Nike Custom Made New York Jets Elite Green Team Color NFL Jersey Sale.

As for his offensive numbers, Collins has a .369 on-base percentage, 10 home runs and 24 extra-base hits overall. Those statistics bump up against a .213 average with 86 strikeouts in 244 at-bats.

“For a hitter like me, average doesn’t really mean much,” Collins said. “I’m still getting on base a lot. I’m still putting up power numbers.”

“There’s power production, he’s getting on base,” said White Sox director of player development Chris Getz. “And then on top of all of that, his catching has improved. He’s throwing so well, his blocking is getting better. There definitely have been some positive things that have happened for Zack.”

Playing in the Futures Game, with a first pitch of 3 p.m. CT to be broadcast live on MLB Network and streamed on MLB.com, means going home for the young Personalized Saints Jersey catcher. He resides in Florida and played collegiately for Miami.

“I couldn’t be more excited for this weekend,” Collins said. “I have a ton of people at the game and a bunch of people who watched me play in college. It’s Custom Saints Jersey going to be a lot of fun.”

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Here’s a look at top prospects to watch in today’s Minor League action:

Pitcher to watch: Shawn Morimando (Indians’ No. 15), Columbus vs. Norfolk (7:15 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV) Women’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 29 Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey.

Morimando was named to MLBPipeline.com’s most recent Prospect Team of the Week after he fired back-to-back nine-inning shutouts for Triple-A Columbus.Custom Saints Jersey He also threw a shutout on June 15, giving the 24-year-old left-hander three shutouts in his last four turns. He’s also won five straight starts, during which he’s lowered his season ERA from 4.81 to 3.40.

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Duel of the day: Carson Fulmer (White Sox No. 6) vs. Tyler Mahle (Reds’ No. 7), Charlotte at Louisville (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Fulmer, No. 59 on the Top 100, has struggled to pitch deep into starts lately, working no more than 4 1/3 innings in four straight starts for Triple-A Charlotte. The 23-year-old righty hasn’t pitched into the sixth inning since May 23, a period spanning seven starts during which he’s posted a 7.36 ERA with a 23-to-20 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .901 opponents’ OPS.
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Mahle is 0-2 in two starts for Louisville, but the 22-year-old has been sharp in both outings, registering a 2.08 ERA with 15 strikeouts and two walks in 13 innings. Mahle was promoted to the Minors’ highest level from Double-A Pensacola, where he posted a 1.59 ERA with a Southern League-best 0.87 WHIP and 87 strikeouts in 85 innings (14 starts).

Thursday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 43 Kolby Allard (Braves’ No. 3), Mississippi at Mobile (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 94 Chance Adams (Yankees’ No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Lehigh Valley (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Gabriel Ynoa (Orioles’ No. 11), Norfolk at Columbus (Triple-A)
Zac Gallen (Cardinals’ No. 23), Memphis at Nashville (Triple-A)
Trevor Clifton (Cubs’ No. 6), Tennessee at Chat Personalized  Jets Jersey tanooga (Double-A)
Sandy Alcantara (Cardinals’ No. 7), Springfield vs. Midland (Double-A)
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Francisco Personalized Saints Jersey Rios (Blue Jays’ No. 18), New Hampshire at Trenton (Double-A)
Freddy Peralta (Brewers’ No. 19), Biloxi Joe Carter Throwback Jersey vs. Pensacola (Double-A)
P.J. Conlon (Mets No. 20) vs. Parker French (Rockies’ No. 20), Binghamton vs. Hartford (Double-A)
Artie Lewicki (Tigers’ No. 21), Erie at Harrisburg (Double-A)
Trey Ball (Red Sox’s No. 28), Portland vs. Reading (Double-A)
Franklyn Kilome (Phillies’ No. 5) vs. Ryan Borucki (Blue Jays’ No. 16), Clearwater at Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Taylor Hearn (Pirates’ No. 10) vs. Taylor Widener (Yankees’ No. 27), Bradenton vs. Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Vladimir Gutierrez (Reds’ No. 10), Daytona vs. Lakeland (Class A Advanced)
Norge Ruiz (A’s No. 13), Stockton at Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Shane Bieber (Indians’ No. 14), Lynchburg vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Cod Custom Jets Jersey Reed (D-backs’ No. 19), Visalia vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Pablo Lopez (Mariners’ No. 23), Modesto at San Jose (Class A Advanced)
Drew Harrington (Braves’ No. 25), Florida vs. Charlotte (Class A Advanced)
Joey Wentz (Braves’ No. 13), Rome vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Imani Abdullah (Dodgers’ No. 14), Great Lakes at Bowling Green (Class A)
Yennsy Diaz (Blue Jays’ No. 25), Lansing at Fort Wayne (Class A)
Nick Wells (Mariners’ No. 25), Clinton at Quad Cities (Class A)
Micah Miniard (Indians’ No. 26), Lake County vs. West Michigan (Class A)
Zach Muckenhirn (Orioles’ No. 27), Delmarva at Hickory (Class A)
Sam Perez (Marlins’ No. 16), Batavia at West Virginia (Class A Short Season)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Avisail Garcia returns to Kevin Pillar Jersey White Sox lineup

OAKLAND — After five days out of the lineup, Avisail Garcia was back in the White Sox lineup Tuesday afternoon, going 1-for-4 and playing right field in a 7-6 loss to the A’s at the Coliseum.

“Happy, happy to be back,” Garcia said.Personalized Seahawks Jersey

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As he was icing his knee after the game, Garcia said, “I can do anything that I need to do in the field, but I need to get ice and need to get treatment every day Kevin Pillar Jersey until I get way better. I’m OK.”

In the bottom of the first, Garcia got involved right away as A’s leadoff hitter Matt Joyce hit a routine fly ball to right, which Garcia caught with ease. He said
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Then, leading off the top of the second, Garcia swung at the first pitch A’s starter Daniel Gossett threw and roped a single to center. His presence back in the lineup was a welcome sight for manager Rick Renteria.

“It was nice to see him back out there. [It’s nice] anytime you lose one of your big guys and you finally get him back Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale out Custom Rams Jersey there,” Renteria said. “To see him back out there was good. We’ll see how he recovers, we’ll monitor that and see how he’s doing tomorrow.”
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The lone White Sox player named to the 2017 All-Star Game presented Custom Seahawks Jersey by Mastercard, Garcia had been out since June 29 with left knee soreness. While Garcia stressed the importance of being careful with his knee on Monday, Renteria was encouraged by his progress before the White Sox 7-2 win over the A’s.

“We need to make sure we check off all the boxes and make sure he’s good to go,” Renteria said. “He took some fly balls and some work out in the outfield yesterday, and he also ran the bases with spikes on, which is what we wanted to see him do.”

Garcia earned the American League All-Star spot by hitting .317 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs, nearly matching his full-season totals in homers and RBIs from the last two years. First baseman and fellow middle-of-the-order hitter Jose Abreu says he’s seen Garcia be stronger mentally this season.

“The mental part is very important, especially in this game,” Abreu said. “If you are strong enough, you’re going to have success. It’s a very tough sport. He has been that way this year, and we as a White Sox organization and as teammates love that because we all know what he is capable of. This year, he has finally shown that.”

Worth noting

• Infielder Tyler Saladino (back spasms) went 1-for-3 as the designated hitter for
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• Right-handed starter Miguel Gonzalez (right shoulder A/C joint inflammation) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the coming days after being placed on the DL June 15.

• Right-handed reliever Jake Petricka (right elbow strain), out since June 29, played light catch before Tuesday’s game, his first attempt at throwing since hitting the DL.

Alex Simon is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter at @alexsimon99. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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CHICAGO — Although Michael Kopech has yet to throw a pitch above the Double-A level, the right-hander with the 100-mph fastball already has surpassed Chris
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Kopech, whom MLBPipeline.com ranks as the No. 11 prospect overall and No. 2 in the White Sox system, will take part in the SiriusXM Futures Game today at 3 p.m. CT at Marlins Park in Miami, which can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Second baseman Yoan Moncada, the No. 1 prospect overall per MLBPipeline, and catcher Zack Collins (No. 68 overall, No. 7 White Sox) also represent the White Sox in the contest.

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Sale actually reached the Majors two months after he was drafted by the White Sox in 2010 and never looked back, so he had no chance to participate in this special game. But for the short term, as the White Sox rebuild around high-end Kevin Pillar Jersey prospects such as Kopech, he will be loosely tied to the American League’s top starting pitcher as part of the same impactful five-player
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“It’s hard not to keep up with him of late considering he’s striking out everyone he faces,” Kopech told MLB.com about Sale during a recent phone interview. “That’s pretty cool, because my goal last year was to be in the position he is now with the Red Sox.

“My Custom Rams Jersey goal this year is to be in the position he used to be with the White Sox. It’s a guy that’s fun for me to watch because I can imagine
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Through 16 Personalize Rams Jersey starts and 78 1/3 innings with Double-A Birmingham, the 21-year-old Kopech has fanned 101 and given up 56 hits. He also has walked 53 with an ERA of 4.02, including 21 earned runs allowed over his last 25 1/3 innings.

But this 2017 campaign for Kopech centers more upon becoming a well-rounded pitcher, a lesson the uber-talented Sale learned at the big league level. It’s about not throwing so many fastballs in hitter’s counts for Kopech or not Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale throwing so many fastballs with runners in scoring position. It’s about mixing Personalized Seahawks Jersey in the changeup when necessary.

“With the fastball that I have, I don’t always need a changeup. But there are times where I get carried away,” Kopech said. “I’ve got to the point where I’m forcing myself to throw it now. It’s making me a more glorified pitcher and a complete pitcher.”

“He’s at a level now where the pitchability factor is going to become more important,” White Sox director of player development Chris Getz said. “But still going into the year, our plan was more, ‘OK, let’s get the innings under the belt,’ and obviously the natural development of his understanding how important it is to pitch with the weapons he has versus more [throwing] was, we felt, the natural part of being exposed to Double-A.”

Getz took part in the Futures game as a player, as did current White Sox such as Yolmer Sanchez and Matt Davidson. Now it’s Kopech’s chance to represent the White Sox in his first All-Star environment.

“I’m excited about the way the year is going so far, but I’m not satisfied, if that makes sense,” Kopech said. “I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity I’ve had, but every day is an opportunity to get better and that’s what I’m trying to do.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Holland, Marquez line up for Interleague Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale tilt

A three-game Interleague series gets underway Friday night as the White Sox and Rockies wrap up the first half in Denver.

For the Rockies, right-hander German Marquez Custom Seahawks Jersey (5-4, 4.41 ERA) will take the mound for just the second time at Coors Field since the beginning of June. The 22-year-old has made five of his last six starts on the road, with the lone home start being a six-inning, one-run outing against the D-backs on June 20.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

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Marquez’s last start also came against Arizona, getting a no-decision as he gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Marquez struck out six but walked three and Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale allowed five hits.

For the White Custom Rams Jersey Sox, left-hander Derek Holland (5-8, 4.52 ERA) took the loss in his first start against his former team his last time out, giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Saturday. The Personalize Rams Jersey left-hander has gone 1-4 since the beginning of June.Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar Majestic Scarlet Fashion Canada Day Red Flex Base Authentic Jersey.

Holland has never pitched in Coors Field Personalized Seahawks Jersey and has only faced one member of the Rockies in his career. Mark Reynolds, a 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote candidate, is 3-for-9 lifetime against Holland.

Things to watch for in this game

• This is the fifth series that the White Sox and Rockies have played against each other, and the fourth at Coors Field. The White Sox lead the all-time series, 7-5, Kevin Pillar Jersey including a 6-3 record at Coors Field.

• Rockies closer Greg Holland has dominated the White Sox in his career, allowing just eight runs in 48 1/3 innings. He had 26 saves against Chicago in his six years with the Royals.

• Gerardo Parra (right quad strain) is expected to return to the Rockies on Friday following his three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. Parra played first base and outfield during his rehab, and started Thursday night’s game hitting second.Men’s Nike Custom Made St. Louis Rams Elite Navy Blue Team Color Jersey for Sale.

Alex Simon is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Here’s a look at top prospects to watch in today’s Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Jorge Mateo (Yankees’ No. 4), Trenton vs. Reading (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

Mateo went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and RBIs on Wednesday as he recorded his seventh multihit performance in nine games since being promoted to Double-A Trenton. The No. 37 Custom Seahawks Jersey overall prospect owns a .472 average (17-for-36) in that span, with seven extra-base hits, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored. The 22-year-old shortstop was promoted after he batted .240/.288/.400 with 28 extra-base hits and 28 stolen bases.

Pitcher to watch: Alec Hansen (White Sox No. 10), Winston-Salem vs. Down East (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Hansen has completed five innings in both of his starts for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. He’s allowed one earned run on eight hits in 10 innings in that span, with 10 strikeouts and three walks. The 22-year-old righty was promoted to the Carolina League following a dominant first half with Class A Kannapolis during which he posted a 2.48 ERA and .207 opponents’ average with 92 strikeouts in 72 2/3 innings (13 starts).

Duel of the day: Luiz Gohara (Braves’ No. 9) vs. Grayson Long (Angels’ No. 5), Mississippi at Mobile (7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Gohara, MLB Pipeline’s No. 99 overall prospect, struck out five of the final six batters he faced en route to completing three perfect frames in his last start for Double-A Mississippi. The 20-year-old lefty has pitched to a 3.03 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings since being promoted to the Southern League from
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Long also has fared well since moving up to Double-A. The 23-year-old righty enters the day with a 3.18 ERA through 13 starts for Mobile, and he’s gone three straight turns allowing one earned run or fewer. Overall, he’s fanned 59 batters in 68 innings on the season, all while holding opposing hitters to a .232 average.

Thursday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 61 Matt Manning (Tigers’ No. 1), Connecticut vs. Vermont (7:05 p.m. ET)
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Chase De Jong (Mariners’ No. 13), Tacoma at Reno (Triple-A)
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Zac Gallen (Cardinals’ No. 23), Memphis at Round Rock (Triple-A)
Ariel Jurado (Rangers’ No. 3), Frisco at Tulsa (Double-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers’ No. 4) vs. Jordan Johnson (Giants’ No. 9), Erie at
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Conner Greene (Blue Jays’ No. 7) vs. Teddy Stankiewicz (Red Sox’s No. 23), New Hampshire at Portland (Double-A)
Spencer Adams (White Sox No. 12), Birmingham at Jackson (Double-A)
Foster Griffin (Royals’ No. 20), NW Arkansas at Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Greg Harris (Rays’ No. 27), Montgomery vs. Jacksonville (Double-A)
Preston Morrison (Cubs’ No. 29), Tennessee at Chattanooga (Double-A)
Luis Lugo (Indians’ No. 29), Altoona vs. Binghamton (Double-A)
Nick Neidert (Mariners’ No. 3), Modesto at Visalia (Class A Advanced)
Peter Lambert (Rockies’ No. 6), Lancaster vs. Lake Elsinore (Class A Advanced)
Sandy Baez (Tigers’ No. 10) vs. Angel Perdomo (Blue Jays’ No. 20), Lakeland vs Dunedin (Class A Advanced)
Marcos Diplan (Brewers’ No. 11), Carolina vs. Salem (Class A Advanced)
Norge Ruiz (A’s No. 13), Stockton at Inland Empire (Class A Advanced)
Lewis Thorpe (Twins’ No. 16), Fort Myers at Tampa (Class A Advanced)
Jake Woodford (Cardinals’ No. 17), Palm Beach vs. Bradenton (Class A Advanced)
Ricardo Sanchez (Braves’ No. 19), Florida vs. Jupiter (Class A Advanced)
Justin Steele (Cubs’ No. 22), Myrtle Beach vs. Buies Creek (Class A Advanced)
Edgar Garcia (Phillies’ No. 25), Clearwater at Daytona (Class A Advanced)
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Thomas Szapucki (Mets’ No. 4) vs. Melvin Adon (Giants’ No. 24), Columbia at Augusta (Class A)
Joey Wentz (Braves’ No. 13), Rome vs. Greenville (Class A)
Adonis Medina (Phillies’ No. 14), Lakewood at Delmarva (Class A)
Tony Santillan (Reds’ No. 14), Daytona at Bowling Green (Double-A)
Garrett Davila (Royals’ No. 16), Lexington vs. West Virginia (Class A)
Mack Lemieux (D-backs’ No. 20), Kane County at Quad Cities (Class A)
Luis Martinez (White Sox No. 22), Kannapolis at Hickory (Class A)
Antonio Santos (Rockies’ No. 27), Asheville vs. Charleston (Class A)
Gregory Soto (Tigers’ No. 29), West Michigan at Lansing (Class A)
Alex Speas (Rangers’ No. 9), Spokane vs. Hillsboro (Class A Short Season)
Elvin Rodriguez (Angels’ No. 19), Orem at Grand Junction (Rookie)

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Franklin Barreto HR gives A’s Kevin Pillar Jersey walk-off vs. Sox

OAKLAND — Rookie Franklin Barreto took teammate Yonder Alonso’s advice to heart, making good on an early-inning conversation with a walk-off home run that propelled the A’s to a 7-6 victory over the White Sox at the Coliseum on Tuesday afternoon, snapping their six-game losing streak.Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 11 Kevin Pillar Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey.

Barreto’s day, which also included an RBI triple, began with a strikeout, after which Alonso took him aside in the dugout and told him he was a tad tardy with his swing. By the time Barreto stepped to the plate in the ninth inning — after the White Sox had tied the game against Santiago Casilla on a Melky Cabrera single — he had made the adjustment, connecting on the eighth pitch he saw from right-hander Tommy Kahnle and sending it just beyond the left-field wall.

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“I made really good contact, and I felt it,” Barreto said, through team interpreter Juan Dorado. “Luckily, it did go over the fence. It’s always been a dream of mine to help the team win, and I finally got to realize that today.”

“If you watch that at-bat unfold, he got more and more confident as it went along,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Typically, that’ll happen when you’re seeing some pitches, fouling some balls off. For younger players, sometimes the big leagues can make you think twice, then you get into a position like that and
Women’s Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar Majestic Scarlet Fashion Canada Day Red Flex Base Authentic Jersey hit a home run like he did, I know he’s going to feel a lot more confident and comfortable tomorrow.”

It was the second career home run for Barreto, who also homered in his big league debut in Chicago last weekend, and the fourth home run of the day for the A’s, who got two from newly named first-time All-Star Alonso in the thrilling victory.

It marked the third career multi-homer game — all of them coming this season — for Alonso, whose home run total reached 19 following Tuesday’s go-ahead shots in consecutive at-bats against White Sox right-hander James Shields. Matt Joyce also homered for Oakland, a two-run, game-tying blast in the third in response to Cabrera’s two-run homer in the opening half of the inning.

Following a two-run fourth highlighted by Alonso’s first homer, Chicago temporarily regained the lead against Oakland starter Daniel Gossett in the fifth on a three-run blast off the bat of Jose Abreu. But Alonso put the A’s right back on top, 6-5, with a two-out, two-run knock in the bottom half of the frame, sending Shields out of the game right after White Sox manager Rick Renteria had come out to talk to him.

“He just said I got the next guy. I told him I was good to go, and it’s on me,” Shields said. “I left the ball up to Alonso. I need to do a better job out there of getting out. The fact that he had the faith in me, I need to do my job, bottom
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Rookies chip in: The A’s have essentially lived and died by the long ball this year, and six of their seven runs tallied Tuesday came courtesy of home runs. But in a one-run game, Barreto’s two-out RBI triple in the fourth inning proved to be a difference-maker. The add-on run was set up by fellow rookie Jaycob Brugman’s walk. Both youngsters have fared well against Shields, who yielded first career homers to both players last weekend in Chicago.

“We were talking a little bit in the beginning of the game after his first at-bat, trying to give him a few pointers,” Alonso said of Barreto. “He’s special. He took it all in, made the adjustment, and then you saw what he did.”

Sigh of relief: Ryan Madson’s doings in the seventh inning were paramount to Oakland’s victory. The Kevin Pillar Jersey veteran reliever inherited a baserunner with no outs as the White Sox turned their lineup over, and he squashed the threat with ease. After Omar Narvaez advanced to third on Adam Engel’s sacrifice bunt, Madson turned his attention to the two men who homered earlier in the day, striking out Cabrera and knocking down a comebacker from Abreu for the third out to maintain the one-run lead. Lefty Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless eighth, ahead of Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale Casilla’s ninth-inning adventures.

“There’s no room for error when these guys come in in those situations Personalized Seahawks Jersey,” Melvin said. “Right away, Madson has to come in with somebody on base. The bullpen pitched well today.”

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“Tip your cap to the kid over there because he battled him and put a really good at-bat together. Ended up getting a pitch he could handle that he ended up driving pretty well and it got out. Tip your cap because that’s just baseball.” — Renteria, on Barreto

WHAT’S NEXT
White Sox: For the White Sox, right-hander Mike Pelfrey will start Wednesday’s 2:35 p.m. CT series finale before the team travels to Denver. Pelfrey (3-6, 4.13) is coming off of a rough outing against the Rangers June 30, when he allowed five runs in five innings.

A’s: The A’s will send right-hander Sonny Gray to the mound for Wednesday’s 12:35 p.m. PT series finale matchup with the White Sox. Gray has a 1.20 ERA over his last two starts.

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Jane Lee has covered the A’s for MLB.com since 2010.

Alex Simon is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter at @alexsimon99.

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Evan Skoug not frustrated by late Draft pick

CHICAGO — Take a look at MLBPipeline.com’s list of the Top 200 Prospects heading into the 2017 MLB Draft, and Evan Skoug’s name pops up at 48.

So being selected in the seventh round by the White Sox, at No. 207 overall, could serve as a source of consternation for the left-handed hitting catcher from TCU, or provide the ultimate chip on his shoulder.

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Instead Skoug was nothing but positive when speaking recently to Kevin Pillar Jersey For Sale after signing with the team and receiving an over-slot $300,000 bonus.

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“I’ve been trying to look [at the] glass-half-full side. At some point, you Kevin Pillar Jersey need to let it go anyways,” Skoug said. “It doesn’t matter where you start. It’s where you finish.

“So yeah, it wasn’t Custom Seahawks Jersey what I expected, but I’m going to do my best to get up quickly and show the 206 picks before me that I was the real deal. At the end of the day, I’m just thankful for the opportunity that one of the teams took a chance on me and just really thankful for the White Sox giving me the opportunity.

“I’ll do my best to work my butt off,” Skoug said. “I want to make sure I represent the White Sox at a world-class level, to make sure this is a pick they are going to really enjoy for hopefully a long time.”

As a player at Libertyville High School, situated 45 minutes north of Guaranteed Rate Field, Skoug only had collegiate interest from TCU, Santa Clara, the Air Force and Vanderbilt before the Commodores pulled out. That situation worked out well for the 2017 co-Big 12 Player of the Year.

Skoug’s home runs jumped from 16 combined in his first two seasons with TCU to 20 as a junior, while driving in 71. Skoug also went from 97 strikeouts combined in those same two years (against 62 walks) to 98 in ’17, which might have affected his Draft status.

“Early in the year, if you cut that part out of my season, my numbers are completely different at the end,” Skoug said. “I was getting away from the basics and putting myself in a position where I physically couldn’t make contact with the baseball. My track record says I don’t do that very often.”

Here’s a little more insight into Skoug: The 5-foot-11, 200-pound catcher’s baseball allegiance fell with neither the Cubs nor the White Sox. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was a Yankees fan because of hometown sensation Derek Jeter.

“He was my idol. He was my guy,” said Skoug Personalize Rams Jersey, who has spent 10 years in Libertyville, Ill., with his family. “As I moved over here, it was more of just rooting for players, not really specific teams.”

Allegiances have changed for the career .286 hitter with an .869 OPS as part of the Horned Frogs. A position switch eventually could be possible for Skoug, who is ready to do whatever it takes to get the Majors. But he has the confidence to stay at catcher, now and in the future, and the White Sox feel the same way.

“It’s part of a dream come true,” said Skoug, who thanked his parents, older brother and older sister for helping Custom Rams Jersey him get to this level. “The real dream come true is making the big leagues.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.