Within the three hits Lourdes Gurriel collected on the afternoon yesterday, one of them turned out to be a three run bomb. That jack came in the third inning and paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-3 victory over Milwaukee. In total the youngest of the Gurriel clan scored three runs on the day, knocked in three and fell only a triple shy of the cycle in the game. The outfielder also collected his 500th hit with a double in the first inning.
José Abreu smacked two hits in five trips to the plate, one of his base knocks being a run scoring double in third inning to help lead the Houston Astros in their 7-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first baseman saw his average jump to .291 and knocked in his fourth run of the season. The giant from Mal Tiempo, Cuba is also hitting .292 in the month of April.
Nolan Arenado went yard for the second time on the season time in St. Louis’ 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Cuban-American drove in his 13th run of the season leaving him tied for fifth in the majors in that statistical category. The Californian saw his average fall to .327 on the season.
Randy Arozarena deposited his third ball of the season in the stands, a three run shot in the first inning that aided Tampa in remaining undefeated on the season by downing Boston 9-7. The diminutive but multi-talented outfielder in total drove in four runs on the evening to up his total to 15 on the season. Arozarena saw his average drop to .319 on the year but has driven in a whopping 14 runs in the month of April.
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 4-2,HR,RBI,R
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 5-1
Nick Fortes (MIA) 0-0,R*
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1,2B,R*
José Abreu (HOU) 5-2,2B,RBI
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-1,2B
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 4-1
Eric Hosmer (CHI) 4-0*
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 5-3,2B,HR,3RBI,3R
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.1IP,5H,2ER,K
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 4-1
Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-0*
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-1,HR,4RBI,R
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 3-0,RBI
José Barrero (CIN) 4-0
Adolis García (TEX) 3-0
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 5-2,2B,3B,R*
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 4-1,R