Jimenez, DSL Yankees erupt for 38 runs

Rookie-level affiliate sets MiLB single-game scoring record

Brayan Jimenez tied his career high with four hits and set a personal best with seven RBIs. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova / MiLB.com | July 3, 2019 11:54 PM

Forty runs, 36 hits, five homers, six errors, three stolen bases, five wild pitches, two balks, 33 players used, 215 pitches thrown over three hours and 42 minutes -- all culminated into a historic Dominican Summer League game on Wednesday.

Behind a four-hit, seven-RBI effort from Brayan Jimenez, the DSL Yankees clobbered the Twins, 38-2, at the Minnesota Twins Academy in Tierra Alta. The Yanks are believed to have broken the all-time Minor League record for runs in a game, set by Rookie Advanced Ogden in a 33-10 Pioneer League romp over Helena on Aug. 27, 1995.

Gameday box score

Not only did every member of the Yankees starting lineup have multi-hit games, but Nicolas Garcia and Asdrubal Alvarez -- who entered as pinch-hitters after the fourth inning -- posted multi-knock efforts. The squad batted around in five different innings and scored in every frame except for the first, while totaling 31 hits -- 17 for extra bases.

After sending four batters to the plate in the opening frame, the Yankees were virtually unstoppable. Mauro Bonifacio clubbed a two-run homer to center field to get the scoring started and Sergio Vargas added an RBI groundout to cap a three-run second before things started to get out of hand.

The Yankees sent 12 batters to the plate in a nine-run third, highlighted by a two-run tater by Anthony Valenzuela, and never let up.

In the fourth, the Baby Bombers sent 11 men to the plate and put up six more runs, with Vargas and Maikol Escotto smacking back-to-back jacks.

The team had 11 turns at the plate in each of the following three innings and scored five, five and six runs, respectively. The only run the Yankees added in the eighth came on a two-out RBI double by Jimenez.

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Escotto walked and Garcia singled to open the ninth before Alvarez launched a three-run roundtripper that capped the onslaught.

Right-hander Josue Panacual (1-0) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings for the win. Despite the lopsided score, Luis Velasquez recorded his second save, yielding three hits and two walks while fanning seven over four scoreless frames.

The Twins scored both of their runs in the third after a balk by Panacual plated Jose Rodriguez and Rhodery Diaz lifted a sacrifice fly.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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