Urrutia goes yard and Saltillo edges Guadalajara.

Henry Urrutia hit his fifth longball, drove three runs and scored on an occasion to lead Saltillo to a 6-5 win over Dos Laredos. The defending league batting champion is now hitting .338 on the season. He is also in the league with 17 RBIs.

Albert Lara is starting to find his stroke after a slow start. The second baseman swatted a run scoring double and single in second inning to drive in two runs during the same stanza, while also knocking in a run via a hit by a pitch in the third to do his part in Unión Laguna’s 19-4 thrashing of Oaxaca. The infielder is now hitting .219 on the season.

Maikel Serrano went yard for the first time on the season, drove in a run and scored twice to aid Tabasco edge Yucatán 6-5. Since coming back from injury the slugger has been raking to the tune of a .429 average. For the losing squad Yadir Drake collected three hits in four trips to the and knocked two runs for the Leones to augment his season total to nine. The outfielder now also has 500 hits in México.

Yadiel Hernández has found his stroke after a slow start. On the evening the outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba brought four runs hone via a triple in the top of the third and a double in top of the seventh to be the key figure in Monterrey’s 8-4 victory over Campeche. The outfielder’s average rose to .314 on the season.

Cuban action on the night:

Albert Lara (UL) 5-2,2B,3RBI,R

Peter O’Brien (PUE) 3-1*

Maikel Serrano (TAB) 1-1,HR,RBI,2R

Roel Santos (TAB) 5-0

Yadir Drake (YUC) 4-3,2B,2RBI

Henry Urrutia (SAL) 5-2,HR,3RBI,R

Yunieski Larduet (CAM) 4-2,R

Yosmany Guerra (CAM) 4-2,RBI

Yadiel Hernández (MTY) 5-2,2B,3B,4RBI

Dariel Álvarez (GDL) 4-0

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