Yadir Drake is key in the South’s All-Star Game victory in the LMB.

The Sur All-Stars defeated the Norte squad 2-1 in yesterday’s Liga Mexicana de Béisbol All-Star Game and Yadir Drake was a big part of that victory. The outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba swatted a run scoring double in the third inning of a game that he had the trips to the plate.

Drake has been a terror to Mexican League pitching this season hitting .344 on the campaign and has driven in 34 runs for the Leones de Yucatán. The Cuban slugger figures to be a big cog in the defending champions offense in their quest for back-to-back crowns.

Liga Mexicana de Béisbol homerun leader Félix Pérez missed the game and the homerun contest with an oblique injury, while Roel Santos went hitless in three at-bats for the South. The speedster bar none is one of the best leadoff hitters in the circuit and will participating with Cuba in the Central American and Caribbean Games in the coming week.

Henry Urrutia, the league’s reigning batting champion also did not collect a hit in two trips to the plate and played first base was later pinch-hit for by Carlos Muñoz. No Cuban pitcher was elected to the game nor saw action on the evening.

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