Yordan Álvarez swatted his fifth homerun of the season, a titanic two-run blast in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The giant from Las Tunas, Cuba also scored a run and his average fell to .262 on the season.
Yordan Álvarez is now tied for the league lead in runs batted in with 23. Álvarez also now sports a robust .583 OPS on the year. The slugger without a doubt is an early season favorite to be in the MVP conversation at year’s end.
Yandy Díaz knocked a run and had two hits to aid Tampa Bay’s 8-7 victory over the Chicago Whitesox. The Villa Clara, Cuba native saw his average jump to .284 on the season. Randy Arozarena also helped the cause with a hit and run scored in three trips to the plate.
Óscar Colas and Yasmani Grandal combined for three hits, four runs scored and an RBI for the losing team from the “Windy City “. The two players are now hitting .233 (Colas) and ( Grandal) .279 respectively.
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Cuban action on the night:
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 5-2,RBI,(.284)
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-1,R,BB,(333)
Luis Robert Jr (CHW) 6-0,(.244)
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 4-2,2R,2B,BB, (.279)
Oscar Colás (CHW) 4-1,2R,RBI,BB (.233)
Adolis García (TEX) 4-1,R,RBI, (.208)
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 4-0,(.145)
JD Martínez (LAD) 3-0,(.247)*
Zach Neto (LAA) 1-0,R,(.130)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1, RBI, (.267)
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1,R,( .288)*
Nolan Arenado (STL) 3-1,R,(.295)*
José Abreu (HOU) 4-0,BB,( .253)
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 4-1,R,HR,2RBI,(.262)
Triston Casas (BOS) 3-0,R,BB,( .136)*
Romy González (CHW) 0-0, (.125)*
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 3-0, (.204)
José Barrero (CIN) 2-0,RBI,(.224)