In the mist of his best season Peter O’Brien went yard for the 10th time on the campaign to set the tone in Puebla’s 5-3 victory over Oaxaca. His three-run shot upped his RBI total to 25 and was key in the Pericos’ victory, the Cuban-American slugger is hitting a robust .349 on the season and is also second in the LMB with a 1.123 OPS.
Although it was in defeat Yoanner Negrín notched his 500th strikeout in the Mexican League. The Leones de Yucatán were shutout by México City 4-0 and the righty now sports a 5.40 earned run average on the season. The Cuban also has over 60 victories during his time in the circuit.
Yadiel Hernández collected two hits and drove in a run, but Monterrey fell to Monclova 7-5 in extra innings. The outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba is now hitting a solid .274 on the year and is cementing his place in the lineup with his steady offensive output.
Cuban action on the day:
Roel Santos (TAB) 4-0, (.258)
Henry Urrutia (SAL) 1-0, (.295)
Peter O’Brien (PUE) 4-1,HR,3RBI,R, (.349)
Luis Medina (PUE) 4-0 (.190)
Yoanner Negrín (P) 4.1IP,8H,3ER,2BB, 3K, (5.40)
Rusney Castillo (GDL) 6-0 (.294)
Félix Pérez (DH) 5-0, Ave .258 (Toros)
Yuniesky Larduet (CAM) 4-2,BB,(.330)
Yosmani Guerra (CAM) 4-2,R (.328)
Pavel Hernández (AGS) 3.1IP,5H,3ER,3 K (9.00)
Yadiel Hernández (MTY) 5-2, RBI, K, Ave .274 (Sultanes)