Odrisamer Despaigne notched his third victory of the campaign after pitching six innings and two-thirds innings in which he gave up two runs via five hits and fanned five in Guadalajara’s 9-2 victory over Tabasco. The right-hander from Havana watched his ERA fall to 5.74 on the season.
Although Yucatán fell to México City 7-6, Yadir Drake had a whale of an evening. The slugger swatted his third homerun of the season and drove in two runs and scored on two occasions. The native of Matanzas, Cuba saw his average balloon to .354 on the season.
Henry Urrutia had a perfect day at the plate in Saltillo’s 10-7 win over Oaxaca. The reigning league batting champion collected three hits in as many at-bats. Urrutia also scored three times and drove in a run to watch his average soar to .295 on the season.
— Leones de Yucatán (@leonesdeyucatan) June 11, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Yadir Drake (RF) 5-3, Hr, 2(2B), 2 RBI, 2 R, Ave .354 (Leones)
Yadiel Hernández (LF) 4-2, 2 RBI, K, Ave .327 (Sultanes)
Odrisamer Despaigne (W, 3-4) 6.2 INN, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, ERA 5.74, 108 L – 73 S (Mariachis)
Roel Santos (LF) 4-1, R, BB, K, Ave .285 (Olmecas)
Yuniesky Larduet (LF) 3-0, K, Ave .309 (Piratas)
Ariel Miranda (P) 5.0 INN, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 Hr, ERA 4.53, 88 L- 51 S (Saraperos)
Henry Urrutia (1B) 3-3, 4 R, RBI, 2 BB, Ave .295 (Saraperos)
Albert Lara (2B) 4-1, Ave .316 (Algodoneros)
Peter O’Brien (LF) 5-2,2B, R, Ave .393 (Pericos)
Félix Pérez (1B) 3-1, 2 R, RBI, BB, K, Ave .269 (Sultanes