Yordan Álvarez hit his 10th bomb off the season and knocked in two runs to be the catalyst in Houston’s 3-2 triumph over Oakland. The Cuban Giant who is hitting .292 is also third in the majors with 41 runs batted on the campaign.
A day after giving up a run, Yennier Canó returned to form. The flamethrowing right-hander pitched a scoreless inning where he gave up a hit, but saw his ERA fall to a miniscule 0.38. The Orioles edge the Bluejays 6-5. Cano who has unhittable this campaign also has nine holds and three saves.
Yor… you know the rest. pic.twitter.com/hGRz4R54JE
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 20, 2023
Adolis García has been an RBI machine this season. Last night the slugger from Ciego de Avila, Cuba drove in a run via a fielder’s choice in four at-bats and also scored two times in Texas’ 11-5 win over Colorado. García leads MLB with 49 runs batted in.
Yandy Díaz returned off a minor knick and continued to have a career year. The first baseman hit his 11th longball of the season, a three-run shot in the fourth inning. The Rays doubled up the Brewers by an 8-4 count on the evening and Díaz is now hitting a robust .333 on the season.
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 4-1
Nick Fortes (MIA) 4-1*
Luis Robert (CHW) 3-1,2B,2R
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 3-1,2RBI,R
Alek Manoah (TOR) 5.2IP,6H,2ER,BB,5K*
Yennier Canó (BAL) 1.0IP,H,0ER
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 4-0
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1,R
Adolis García (TEX) 4-1,RBI,2R
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1,R*
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 3-1,HR,2RBI,R
José Abreu (HOU) 4-0
José Barrero (CIN) 3-1,R
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 4-3,HR,3RBI,R
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 2-0
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 4-1,HR,3RBI,R*
Miguel Vargas (LAD) 4-1,2B,RBI
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-2*
Zach Neto (LAA) 4-1*
Tristón Casas (BOS) 3-0*