Although it was in a loss Yennier Cano threw a scoreless ninth to watch his ERA fall to 2.00 on the season. The right-hander from Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. The hurler leads MLB with 29 holds. The Cuban could be a candidate for the Rookie of the Year in the American League.
In 67 ⅓ innings the flamethrowing righty has a record of 1-3, six saves, 58 strikeouts, a 1.00 WHIP and opponents are hitting a paltry .227 against the pitcher. With numbers like this the young Cuban is definitely on a short list for top rookie honors.
For the winners Randy Arozarena swatted a key two-run triple in third inning to be the difference in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The outfielder who is hitting a solid .280 in his last seven games is only eight runs batted in from establishing a career high for his career.
There goes that man pic.twitter.com/kpwgYFPYyz
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 14, 2023
Cuban action on the evening:
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 3-0
Yennier Cano (BAL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 4-1,R
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-1,3B,2RBI
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-0
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 3-1,R
Tristón Casas (BOS) 6-1,RBI (**)*