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After a few bad outings which saw him sport a 5.92 ERA over that span, Néstor Cortés finally reverted to form. The lefty who now resides in Hialeah, Florida had his third quality start of the season. The Cuban southpaw hurled six innings where he gave up two runs via five hits and struck out six in the Bronx Bombers 4-2 win against Toronto.
Cortés saw his ERA fall to 5.21 on the campaign and in 48⅓ innings pitched has struck out 48. Opponents are now hitting .258 against the pitcher.
Nick Fortes collected two hits in four at-bats, one of the being a run scoring single in the bottom of the eighth to seal Miami’s 5-3 victory over Washington. The Cuban-American backstop drove in his sixth run of the season and watched his average jump to .210.
6 swings. 6 misses. @Cortes_1210 🔥 pic.twitter.com/x6rGnIJluV
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 19, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 4-0
Nick Fortes (MIA) 4-2,RBI,R*
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.0IP,H,0ER
Zach Neto (LAA) 4-1,RBI,R*
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-2,2B
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 1-1
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 3-1,R
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-2,2B
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 5-1,2B,2RBI*
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 5-2,R
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-1,HR,2RBI,R*