Óscar Luis Colas went yard for the first time in his major league career in the ninth inning of Chicago’s 13-9 loss to Pittsburgh. The native of Santiago de Cuba also scored a run and his average fell to .269 on the season.
Luis Robert who was the offensive star for the team from the Windy City connected on a pair of longballs and drove in five runs to pace the pale holes offense. The Cuban outfielder extended his hitting streak to five games on the and is now hitting a robust .361 on the season.
Aroldis Chapman picked up his first hold of the season after hurling a scoreless eighth inning where he struck out two of the four batters he faced to help the Royals secure a 3-1 victory over Giants. “The Cuban Missle” has yet to give a run in three innings of work of the season and has fanned six.
Even though Cionel Pérez gave up an earned run in an inning of work in relief, the lefty from Matanzas, Cuba earned his first victory of the year in Baltimore’s triumph over the Yankees 7-6. Pérez in his own right has struck out five in 4.1 innings of work on the season.
Cuban action on in yesterday’s games:
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 4-2,2B,RBI
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 5-0
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-1
Aroldis Chapman (KC) 1.0IP,H,0ER,2K’s
Luis Robert (CHW) 5-3,2HR,5RBI,2R
Óscar Luis Colas (CHW) 4-1,HR,RBI,R
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 5-1,R
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 3-0
Romy González (CHW) 4-0*
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 2-0,2BB
José Abreu (HOU) 4-1
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.0IP,3H,ER,K,W(1-0)
José Barrero (CIN) 4-1,RBI
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 3-2,2(2B),R
Adolis García (TEX) 3-0
Eric Hosmer (CHI) 1-0,2BB
Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-0,BB,R
Nick Fortes (MIA) 3-0,BB*
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-2*
Nick Martinez (SD) 4.2IP,4H,4ER,5BB,4K’s*
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 2-0,BB
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 4-1,RBI
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 3-0,RBI,R