Drake goes yard but Yucatán still falls to Puebla (+Mexican League Report)

Yadir Drake connected on his first longball of the season in Yucatán’s 10-6 loss to Puebla. The native of Matanzas, Cuba also knocked in two runs and scored on another occasion to watch his average soar to .375 on the campaign to go along with five runs batted in.

Yoanner Negrín on the other hand did not have his best night for the felines giving up six earned runs in five innings, while only fanning one batter to take his first defeat of the season. The right also watched his ERA rise 4.76 on the season.

Henry Urrutia swatted four hits in six trips to the plate and knocked in a run to aid Saltillo in their 11-10 victory in a shootout with Mexico City. The slugger also scored on an occasion and is now hitting a robust .324 on the season.

Félix Pérez went downtown for the fourth time on the young season and drove in a run to do his part in Tijuana’s 6-1 thrashing of Durango. The reigning league MVP is now tied for the league lead in dingers and also now third in RBIs with nine.

Cuban action on the night:

Yadir Drake (YUC) 3-1,HR,2RBI,R
Yoanner Negrín (YUC) 5.2IP,5H,6ER,K
Peter O’Brien (PUE) 4-1*
Lázaro Hernández (QR) 4-0
Dariel Álvarez (GDL) 2-0
Josúan Hernández (CAM) 3-0,R
Henry Urrutia (SAL) 6-4,2 (2B), RBI,R
José Miguel Fernández ( SAL) 5-0
Félix Pérez (TIJ) 4-3, HR,RBI,2R
Roel Santos (TAB) 5-0


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