Yunesky Maya debuted with victory in his new team

Yunesky Maya made his debut with a victory with the Guerrero de Oaxaca against the Acereros de Monclova in another day of the Mexican Baseball League in which 12 players with Cuban blood participated.Félix Pérez and Yosmany Guerra hit home runs as the offensive highlights.

Maya worked for 5.2 innings in which he was hit by 3 hits, scored one run, gave away one ticket and used 78 pitches of which 48 were strikes. This was the Yunesky debut with the Guerreros de Oaxaca after being traded from the Diablos Rojos del México.

Another pitcher who won the day was Yoanner Negrín who, in relief, pitched 3.0 innings of 4 hits, one clean and three strikeouts against the Tigres de Quintana Roo for his 6th win of the season with the Leones de Yucatán. Odrisamer Despaigne was the starter for the Mariachis de Guadalajara against the Bravos de León and finished the game with a no decision. Despaigne worked 6 complete games, with 8 hits allowed, 3 clean sheets, a pair of tickets and 5 strikeouts to leave his effectiveness at 4.87.


On the offensive side, Yosmany Guerra and Félix Pérez stood out. Guerra went 6-3 in the doubleheader against the Tecos with a home run, his fourth of the contest, two runs scored and one run batted in, bringing his offensive average to .321.

Félix Pérez hit his 16th HR of the season and had a 3-2 day, with 4 runs scored, a run batted in and a pair of tickets in the Toros’ victory over the Saraperos. Other Cubans who stood out with the lumber were Maikel Serrano who had a 3-hit day in four visits, with a hit and a walk and Yadir Drake, who doubled in 6 innings with a double and a hit.

Individual performances

Yunesky Larduet (LF) 6-2, R, RBI, K, Ave .271 (Piratas) * double play

Yosmany Guerra (SS) 6-3, Hr, 2 R, RBI, RBI, Ave .321 (Piratas) * double play

Yadir Drake (1B) 6-2, 2B, RBI, BB, Ave .345 (Lions)

Yoanner Negrín (P) (W, 6-4) 3.0 INN. 4 H, R, ER, 3 K, ERA 6.36 (Leones)

Maikel Serrano (1B) 4-3, RBI, BB, Ave .294 (Olmecas)

Yadiel Hernandez (LF) 4-0, K, Ave .289 (Sultanes)

Yunesky Maya (P) (W, 4-1) 5.2 INN, 3 H, R, BB, ERA 3.41 (Guerreros)

Odrisamer Despaigne (P) 6.0 INN, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, Hr, ERA 4.87 (Mariachis)

Peter O’Brien 5-0, 2 K, Hr .332 (Pericos)

JC Escarra 3-1, RBI, BB, K, Ave .310 (Algodoneros)

Henry Urrutia (1B) 4-1, R, Ave .297 (Saraperos)

Felix Perez (1B) 3-2, Hr, RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, Ave .254 (Toros)

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