Randy Arozarena launched a 448 foot homerun, the longest of his career, drove in a run and also scored on an occasion during his five trips to the plate to help Tampa down Minnesota 5-4. The diminutive but powerful outfielder now has a career him in longballs and has his third straight 20 homerun season.
Yandy Díaz also helped the cause driving in two runs via a second inning double. The first baseman is second in the American League with a .324 average on the season. Diaz who was an All-Star is having a career year at the plate.
Yordan Álvarez went yard for the 27th on the campaign, a three-run shot in the third inning, key hit in Houston’s 6-2 win over Oakland. The giant over Las Tunas, Cuba is hitting a robust .412 over his last 15 games, the slugger has also now driven in 88 runs on the season.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 13, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Nick Fortes (MIA) 3-0*
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 5-2,HR,RBI,R
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 4-2,2B,2RBI
Zach Neto (LAA) 4-1,R*
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 4-2
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1*
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-2,2B
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 4-1,HR,3RBI,R
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-0
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 2-1,RBI
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 4-1,2B,R
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 4-0*
Nick Martínez (SD) 1.0IP,H,0ER*