Yadir Drake gave the Leones de Yucatán a 2-1 lead via an eighth inning double, but the felines relief could not hold the lead and the defending league champions fell 5-2 to León. Though the All-Star’s average fell to .327 he now has 39 RBIs on the campaign.
Yadiel Hernández continues to swing a hot lumber and solidify his spot in Monterrey’s lineup. Last night the slugger from Matanzas, Cuba knocked in two runs and scored on an occasion in his five trips to the plate. The Sultanes thrashed Durango 13-4 and Hernández watched his average soar to .313 on the season.
Henry Urrutia has flirted all season with .300 all season, last night the defending league batting champion went 1-for-3, drove in a run and scored a run in Saltillo’s 6-3. Urrutia who sits a .298 on the season also now has 40 runs on the campaign.
🔥NOS VAMOS ARRIBAAA🔥
— Leones de Yucatán (@leonesdeyucatan) June 29, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Yadir Drake (RF) 5-1, 2B, 2 RBI, Ave .327 (Leones)
Lázaro Alonso (1B) 2-0,Ave .065 (Leones)
Peter O’Brien (LF) 3-0, BB, Ave .349 (Pericos)
Yuniesky Larduet (LF) 4-0, Ave .286 (Piratas)
Yosmany Guerra (SS) 3-2, R, Ave .336 (Piratas)
Yoannys Quiala (P) (L, 0-2) 2.2 INN. 6 H, 6 ER, 6 R, BB, K, ERA 19.89, 45 L- 31 S (Algodoneros)
Yadiel Hernández (LF) 5-2, R, 2 RBI, Ave .313 (Sultanes)
Henry Urrutia (1B) 3-1, R, RBI, BB, Ave .298 (Saraperos)
JC Escarra (C) 2-0, BB, Ave .243 (Toros)
Félix Pérez (DH) 4-2, R, BB, Ave .257 (Toros)