Jorge Soler blasted a key seventh inning two-run blast to help Miami snap a five game losing skid with a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cuban slugger homered for the second straight evening and swatted his 27th roundtripper on the campaign.
Yandy Díaz had a perfect evening at the plate collecting four hits in as many trips to the plate, while knocking in a run and scoring on an occasion to do his part in Tampa Bay’s 4-2 victory over St. Louis. The native of Villa Clara, Cuba now leads the American League with a .322 batting average.
Raisel Iglesias tossed a scoreless ninth inning, where he gave up a hit, walked a batter and retired one via the strikeout to notch his 21st save of the season in Atlanta’s 8-6 triumph versus the Pirates. The hurler from the Isle of Youth saw his ERA descend to 3.38 on the season.
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— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) August 9, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-3,HR,2RBI,R
Nick Fortes (MIA) 2-1,R*
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-1,HR,RBI,R*
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 4-4,RBI,R
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-2,RBI
Yennier Cano (BAL) 1.0IP,H,0ER,K
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 4-1,R
José Abreu (HOU) 5-0
Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 1.0IP,H,0ER,BB,K
Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-2*
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-1,HR,RBI,R
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 3-1
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 1-0
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-0
Nick Martinez (SD) 3.0IP,4H,0ER,K,BB*
Adolis García (TEX) 4-0
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 9-3,R* (**)