José Barrero had a perfect evening and knocked in two runs via a grand slam to lead Cincinnati to a 9-8 victory. For the centerfielder from Havana it was his second longball of the season to go along with 17 RBIs.
Andy Ibáñez went yard for the second time on the season, knocked in a run and also scored on an occasion, but Detroit fell to Texas 10-6. With his roundtripper the native of the Isle of Youth broke a slump that saw him hitting .111 in his last seven games.
For the winners Adolis García stroked four hits in five trips to the plate and also scored three times. The league leader in runs batted in is now hitting .257 on the campaign.
BOSTON TEEING OFF PARTY pic.twitter.com/fsqIX3Sogh
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 31, 2023
Nick Martinez hurled a scoreless eighth inning to notch his third victory of the season in San Diego’s 9-4 win over Miami. The Cuban-American pitcher saw his ERA fall to 2.76 on the season and has now also sports a 1.18 WHIP.
J.D. Martínez hit a homerun for the third straight game and knocked in three runs to be the catalyst of the Dodgers 9-3 thrashing of the Nationals. Over the last three games the native of Miami has not only gone yard three times but has also driven in eight runs.
JD in three straight games? Just Dingers. pic.twitter.com/XojobCTONj
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 31, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 3-0
Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-0
Nick Martinez (SD) 1.0IP,H,0ER,BB*
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 2-1,HR,RBI,R
Alex Faedo (DET) 4.1IP,7H,6ER,4K’s
Adolis García (TEX) 5-4,3R
Yennier Canó (BAL) 1.1IP,2H,0ER
Tristón Casas (BOS) 5-0*
José Barrero (CIN) 2-2,HR,2R,4CI
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 3-0*
Aroldis Chapman (KC) 0.2IP,H,ER,BB,K
Nolan Arenado (STL) 3-1,2B,RBI*
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-1,RBI
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 4-1,R
José Abreu (HOU) 2-0,RBI
Zach Neto (LAA) 4-0*
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-3,2(2B),R
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 2-0,R
Romy González (CHW) 4-2,2B,HR,2RBI, 2R*
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-0
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 3-0
Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 0.1IP,0H,3BB,K
Néstor Cortés Jr (NYY) 5.0IP,5H,2ER,6H, 3BB
Johan Oviedo (PIT) 4.1IP,3H,ER,5BB,5K
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 3-1,HR,3RBI,R*
Miguel Rojas (LAD) 4-0,R