In his only at-bat of the night and with Miami down 3-2 Jorge Soler crushed a pinch hit two-run bomb to dead center lifting the fish to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over San Francisco. For the giant Cuban it was his fifth tater and 10th run batted in of the campaign. Soler leads the Marlins in both statistical categories on the season.
Cuban-American David Villar had a key two-run double for the Giants in the top of the 3rd inning, but his efforts were not enough to prevent the Californians from dropping the 10th ball game of the young season. Villar is second on the Giants with nine runs batted in and is third in runs with eight.
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José Abreu paced the Astros to victory with a key two-run double in the first inning. The man from Mal Tiempo, Cuba knocked his 6th and 7th runs of the year, while Houston drubbed the Blujays by a 9-2 score. Abreu is now hitting .239 on the young season. The first baseman is second on the team in two-ways with three and second in hits with seventeen.
Reds shortstop José Barrero slapped a two-run double in the bottom of the 8th inning to cement a 7-0 shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays. Barrero who is now hitting a paltry .220 on the year. Although he is hitting barely above the Mendoza line he’s within the team’s leaders in RBI’s (8), runs (6) and doubles (2).
Cuban action on the night:
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 3-0,BB
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-2
José Barrero (CIN) 4-1,R,2B,RBI
Triston Casas (BOS) 4-1,R,2B,BB*
David Villar (SF) 4-1,2B,2RBI*
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 4-0,SO
Nick Fortes (MIA) 3-0*
Jorge Soler (MIA) 1-1,R,HR,2RBI
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1,R,2B
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-0,SO
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 3-0,R,BB
José Abreu (HOU) 4-1,R,2B,2RBI
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 4-0,RBI
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 4-0,R
JD Martínez (LAD) 4-0