Yadir Drake had another huge night connecting on a key two-run homerun in the 12th inning, the Cuban also knocked in three runs to key Yucatán’s 9-7 extra inning win over Tabasco. The native of Matanzas, Cuba now hits a robust .341 on the campaign.
Henry Urrutia went yard and knocked in four runs to lead Saltillo to 12-0 over Dos Laredos in the first game, but despite his efforts the Saraperos dropped the second game of the double-header 4-3 to the Tecolotes. The reigning league batting champion watched his average rise to .297 and has now driven in 48 runs on the campaign.
JC Escarra homered for the fourth time in five games, a solo shot in the eight inning, but his best efforts could not save Tijuana from a 3-2 defeat in second game of a double-header versus Aguascalientes. The Cuban-American has now hit five homeruns on the season and hits a robust .333.
YADIR DRAKE DESFORRA A DOÑA BLANCA🔥⚾️
— Leones de Yucatán (@leonesdeyucatan) July 10, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Peter O’Brien (LF) 4-1, 2 R, 2 K, Ave .355 (Pericos)
Pavel Hernández (P) 5.0 INN, 3 H, BB, 2 K, ERA 4.89 , 70 L- 39 S(Rieleros)
Henry Urrutia (1B) 7-3, Hr, 4 RBI, 2 R, Ave .297 (Saraperos) * doble juego
Raico Santos (RF) 2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, Ave .263 (Tigres)
Yadiel Hernández (LF) 4-1, K, Ave .292 (Sultanes)
Yadir Drake (RF) 6-4, Hr, 3 RBI, R, K, Ave .341 (Leones)
Lázaro Alonso (1B) 3-0, RBI, BB, K, Ave .185 (Leones)
Roel Santos (LF) 5-1, BB, Ave .298 (Olmecas)
Maikel Serrano (1B) 4-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K, Ave (Olmecas)
Yoennis Yera (P) 6.0 INN, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 34 BB, 8 K, Hr, ERA 2.08, 104 L – 66 S (Olmecas)
Yuniesky Larduet (LF) 4-1, R, BB, K, Ave .271 (Piratas)
Yosmany Guerra (SS) 3-1, 3 R, 2 BB, K, Ave .326 (Piratas)
JC Escarra (RF) 3-2, HR, RBI, R, BB, Ave .333 (Toros)