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Video: Eloy Jiménez crushes his first MLB home run

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All eyes were on White Sox rookie outfielder Eloy Jiménez when he debuted with the team last month. Jiménez tore through Triple-A last season with 20+ doubles and 20+ home runs, and ranked eighth-best among the league’s top prospects heading into the 2019 season. To say that expectations were high might be putting it mildly.

On Friday, Jiménez finally ripped the first home run of his major-league career: a 109-m.p.h., 425-footer off of a Jonathan Holder fastball. The home run shot straight out to center field, scoring Yoán Moncada and snapping a 5-5 tie with the Yankees in the fifth inning.

Jiménez got the silent treatment back in the dugout, but there’s no denying the White Sox are excited to see their top prospect locate some of the power that has been missing over the last several weeks. Heading into Friday’s series opener, Jiménez was batting .279/.326/.302 with a single extra-base hit and three RBI through 46 plate appearances.

The White Sox currently lead the Yankees 7-5 in the sixth.

Brewers move into tie with Nationals for first NL Wild Card

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The Brewers, once left for dead after outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending injury, defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. That, paired with the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins, moved them into a tie for the first NL Wild Card. The Brewers are 10-2 since Yelich’s injury.

During Sunday’s game, the Brewers brought a combined perfect game bid into the seventh inning. It ended when Gio González allowed a one-out single to Bryan Reynolds. The Brewers’ four runs came on two Eric Thames homers and an Orlando Arcia homer. The Pirates mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three runs, but Josh Hader came in and slammed the door, getting the final four outs.

The Brewers end the season on a six-game road trip. They will face the Reds for three games before finishing out the schedule with three against the Rockies. The Cubs trail both the Brewers and Nationals by four games. The Mets are 4.5 games back while the Diamondbacks and Phillies are each 5.5 games behind.