Raisel Iglesias notches his 23rd save in Atlanta’s blanking of New York (+Cuban MLB Report)

Raisel Iglesias notched his 23rd save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth in Atlanta’s 2-0 blanking of the Yankees. The right-hander from the Isle of Youth also struck out a hitter and watched his ERA descend to 3.11 on the season.

Randy Arozarena and Yandy Díaz combined for four hits and two runs scored to so their part in Tampa’s 6-1 win over the Giants. Díaz who is hitting .322 on the campaign leads the American League in that category, while Arozarena is hitting a solid .286 over his last seven games.

Aroldis Chapman continues to be a force since his arrival in Texas. In last night’s ballgame, a 2-0 loss by the Rangers the lefty pitched a scoreless inning in relief in which he fanned one and only allowed a hit. The flamethrower from Holguín, Cuba has retired 84 via the strikeout in 45 ⅓ innings of relief and his last eight outings.

Cuban action on the night:

Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-0

Nick Fortes (MIA) 4-1*

Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 5-2,3B,2R

Johan Oviedo (PIT) 4.0IP,5H,4ER,3K, 5BB

Andy Ibáñez (DET) 2-0

Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 2-0

Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-0*

Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 5-2,R

Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-1

Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K

Nick Castellanos (PHI) 5-2,2(2B),RBI*

Aroldis Chapman (TEX) 1.0IP,H,0ER,K

J.P. Martínez (TEX) 1-1

Adolis García (TEX) 4-0

Luis Robert (CHW) 3-1

Yoan Moncada (CHW) 4-0

Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 4-0

Dairon Blanco (KC) 0-0,PR

Cionel Pérez (BAL) 0.1IP,H,0ER

Nick Martinez (SD) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K*

J.D. Martínez (LAD) 2-0,RBI*


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