Although Adolis García fanned four times on the evening he came up big in the ninth by blasting his 34th longball of the campaign and walking it off against the Minnesota Twins 6-5. The native of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba not only knocked in his 100th run of the season and also hit the century mark for the second straight year.
Dairon Blanco smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth, but his best efforts could not help Kansas City overcome Boston and the Royals fell 7-3. The speedy outfielder has now driven in 16 runs on the season. Blanco who stole a base on the day has also swiped 18 bases on the campaign.
Lourdes Gurriel homered for the 22nd time on season and also drove in a run, but the Diamondbacks still took the loss 8-5 to the Orioles. The outfielder is hitting a solid .280 and has swatted three roundtrippers in his last seven games.
Adolis #HitTheBuds with his walk-off yesterday!
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) September 4, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 0-0**
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 5-1,2B,RBI *
Dairon Blanco (KC) 3-1,2RBI,SB
Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-1,2B,R
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 3-1
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 0-0,BB
Oscar Colás (CHW) 4-0*
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 3-0
Johan Oviedo (PIT) 3.2IP,4H,3ER,6BB, 2K
Nolan Arenado (STL) 3-0*
Adolis García (TEX) 5-1,HR,RBI,R
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 4-2,3B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-2,2B,HR, RBI,R
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.0IP,H,0ER,K
Yennier Cano (BAL) 1.0IP,H,ER
Nick Martinez (SD) 1.0IP,H,0ER,K
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 4-1,R
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 5-1,RBI
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 4-1
José Abreu (HOU) 3-0