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Matt Holliday walked in all five plate appearances against the Orioles

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Yankees DH Matt Holliday accomplished something on Sunday that had only been done six times this millennium: he drew five unintentional walks in a regulation game. Jacoby Ellsbury pinch-ran for Holliday in the ninth inning after he drew his fifth walk. The Yankees went on to put up a four-spot, breaking a 3-3 tie.

The other players to draw five walks in a regulation game this millennium:

  • Steven Souza (Rays) vs. Nationals: August 15, 2015
  • Matt Joyce (Rays) vs. White Sox: April 25, 2014
  • Mike Baxter (Mets) vs. Padres: August 4, 2012
  • Ivan Rodriguez (Marlins) vs. Mets: April 8, 2003
  • Rickey Henderson (Mariners) vs. Blue Jays: July 30, 2000
  • Alex Rodriguez (Mariners) vs. Royals: April 23, 2000

Holliday was unable to score on any of his first four walks, but Ellsbury scored on his behalf in the ninth.

After Sunday’s performance, Holliday is now hitting .333/.538/.556 in six games to start the season. He inked a one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees for the 2017 season. So far, so good.

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.