Yandy Díaz’s three RBI are key in Tampa Bay’s win. (+Cuban MLB Report)

Yandy Díaz smacked a key pinch-hit double in the seventh inning to give Tampa a 5-4 lead over Seattle and then went yard in the ninth, a two-run blast to lead Tampa to a 7-4 victory over the Mariners. Diaz has now hit a career high 19 longballs on the season.

Nick Castellanos laced a two-run first inning double and also scored a run amongst his two hitsin his three trips to the plate, but his best efforts couldn’t prevent Philly from falling to Miami 5-4. The Cuban-American slugger is fourth in the league with 36 doubles and is now hitting a solid .270 on the campaign.

Aroldis Chapman notched his fifth save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth in which he struck out a batter to preserve Texas’ 3-2 win over Oakland. The flamethrowing lefty has now fanned 95 in 53 innings this season.

Yordan Álvarez went yard for the 26th time on the season on drove in two runs to key a Houston 7-5 win over the Padres. The native of Las Tunas, Cuba is now hitting a robust .324 over the last month. José Abreu also aided the cause with an RBI in three trips to the plate.

Cuban action on the night:

Nick Castellanos (PHI) 3-2,2B,R,2RBI*

Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1

J.D. Martínez (LAD) 4-3,2B,R*

Randy Arozarena (TAM) 3-0,R

Yandy Díaz (TAM) 2-2,2B,HR,3RBI,R

Tristón Casas (BOS) 5-0,RBI,R

Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.0IP,3H,0ER,K

Yennier Cano (BAL) 1.0IP,4H,3ER

Luis Robert (CHW) 4-1,RBI

Yoan Moncada (CHW) 4-0

Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 1-1,2B,R

Andy Ibáñez (DET) 2-0

Nolan Arenado (STL) 3-0,R*

Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 1-0

Aroldis Chapman (TEX) 1.0IP,0H,0ER, 2BB,K

Nick Martínez (SD) 0.2IP,4H,ER*

José Abreu (HOU) 3-1,RBI,2R

Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 3-2,2B,HR, 2RBI,2R

Johan Oviedo (PIT) 3.2IP,9H,3ER,BB,4K


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