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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.

Astros claim Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins

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The Astros announced on Monday that the club claimed reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins.

Boshers, 29, had been designated for assignment by the Twins last week. Across parts of three seasons, the lefty compiled a 4.59 ERA with a 78/25 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings in the big leagues.

Boshers has handled left-handed hitters much better than right-handed hitters, holding them to a career .621 and .793 OPS, respectively. If he makes the 25-man roster out of spring training, the Astros may use him as a LOOGY — a left-handed one-out guy. As of right now, Tony Sipp is the only lefty in the ‘pen.