Peter O’Brien went yard and drove in two runs in four trips to the plate in Puebla’s 3-2 win over Tabasco. For the Cuban-American slugger it was his eighth longball on the campaign to go along with 16 runs batted in.
Although he did not factor in decision for Tabasco Carlos Juan Viera hurled six impeccable innings where he only allowed a hit and fanned four, but the relief did not hold the 1-0 league he exited with. The righty saw his ERA fall to a miniscule 1.64 on the season.
Yadiel Hernández collected two hits, knocked in a run and scored twice to do his part in Monterrey’s 13-11 victory in the shootout with Unión Laguna. The outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba saw his average jump to .297 on the season and now also sports a sterling .825 OPS.
— Pericos de Puebla (@Pericos_Oficial) May 17, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Peter O’Brien(PUE) 4-1,HR,2RBI,R (.364)*
Luis Medina (PUE) 3-2,2B,R,BB (.250)
Carlos Juan Viera (TAB) 6.0IP,H,4 K (1.64)
Roel Santos (TAB) 4-1,2B (.236)
Maikel Serrano (TAB) 4-1 (.350)
Yadiel Hernandez (MTY) 5-2,RBI,2R,BB (.297)
Yuniesky Larduet (CAM) 3-1,SB (.327)
Yosmani Guerra (CAM) 2-0,R,BB (.308)
Yoanner Negrín (YUC) W, 5.0IP,4 H,2ER, 2BB,2K (6.20)
Yadir Drake (YUC) 3-2, R, BB, (.370) (Leones)
Henry Urrutia (SAL) 3-2,R (.345)
Félix Pérez (TIJ) 4-1,2B,RBI (.301)