Adolis García went yard twice, knocked in two runs and scored twice, but his best efforts could not stave off a Ranger defeat to Atlanta by a 6-5 count. The slugging outfielder now leads MLB with 46 runs batted in and is third in the league with 13 longballs.
For Atlanta Raisel Iglesias pitched a scoreless ninth notching his second save on the campaign and watched his ERA descend to 8.31. After a rough start the righty from Havana looks like he starting to find his way on the mound.
ADOLIS GARCÍA YOU ARE RIDICULOUS! pic.twitter.com/wOPDcIpwLB
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 18, 2023
Nolan Arenado drove in his 1,000th run in the big leagues via a first inning single to do his part in St. Louis’ blanking of the Milwaukee. Arenado who has driven in 14 runs in his last seven games is swinging a hot lumber and also hitting .414 over that same span.
Yennier Canó continues to baffle hitters with his electric repertoire. Last night the flamethrowing righty pitched a scoreless eighth inning where he struck out two of the three batters he faced in Baltimore’s 3-1 win over the Angels. Canó secured his eighth hold of the season and has now started the season tossing 21⅔ scoreless innings.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 18, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-1,HR,2RBI,2R
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 2-0,RBI
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 4-0
José Barrero (CIN) 3-2,RBI
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 3-1,RBI,R
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 1-0
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1,2B,R
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1,R*
Aroldis Chapman (KC) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,3BB,2K
Zach Neto (LAA) 3-0*
Yennier Canó (BAL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,2K
Tristón Casas (BOS) 1-0
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-1,RBI,R
Adolis García (TEX) 4-2,2HR,2RBI,2R
Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K,SV(2)
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-1,RBI*
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 5-0
José Abreu (HOU) 4-1,RBI
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-0
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 4-1,RBI