Daysbel Hernández made his Major League debut by striking out three of the four batters he faced and collecting the first win of career on the grand stage. The native of Pinar del Río, Cuba is 386 Cuban to debut on the grand stage.
Raisel Iglesias helped his countrymen’s cause by notching his 18th save of the season after tossing a ninth inning where he struck out all three batters he faced in Atlanta’s 4-2 win over Milwaukee. The Cuban righty has four saves in his last seven contests.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 23, 2023
Yandy Díaz deposited his 14th ball of the season in the stands and knocked in two runs, but his efforts could not save Tampa from a 5-3 defeat to Baltimore. The native of Villa Clara, Cuba saw his average rise to .317 on the season. For the winners Yennier Cano threw a scoreless 8th inning in relief to watch his ERA fall to 1.48 on the season.
Alex Faedo was spectacular this afternoon tossing six episodes of one-hit ball to handcuff San Diego’s bats in Detroit’s 3-1 victory. The Cuban-American hurler also struck out two on the day to watch his earned run average descend to 5.80 on the season. Andy Ibáñez aided the pitcher by going yard for the seventh time on the season and also drove in a run. The infielder’s average rose to .237 on the campaign.
Andy Ibáñez was all over the first pitch! pic.twitter.com/kIs4oao94G
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 23, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 4-1
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 3-0,RBI
Nick Fortes (MIA) 3-2,R*
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 3-1,HR,RBI,R
Alex Faedo (DET) 6.0IP,H,0ER,2K*
David Villar (SF) 1-0*
Dairon Blanco (KC) 2-0
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 5-0
Yennier Cano (BAL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 5-2,HR,R,2RBI
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-0
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 5-1*
Luis Robert (CHW) 5-0
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 5-1
Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,3K, SV
Daysbel Hernández (ATL) 1.0IP,H,0ER ,3K
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-3
Aroldis Chapman (TEX) 1.0IP,H,0ER, 2K
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 3-0
José Abreu (HOU) 3-0
Alek Manoah (TOR) 5.0IP,3H,3ER,6K
Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-2,RBI,R*