Lourdes Gurriel Jr deposited his 24th ball in the seats on the season to help Arizona win a tight 6-4 games over the Cubs and maintain their ½ game lead over Miami in the wildcard race. The youngest of the Gurriel clan has been a key figure at the plate for the Diamondbacks this season.
José Abreu went yard for the 15th time on the season, drove in a run and also scored on an occasion, but his best efforts could not prevent an Astros’ 4-2 loss to Kansas City. Abreu is hitting .320 and has driven in 11 runs in his last seven games. Yordan Álvarez also added a run-scoring double in three at-bats to aid the cause.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) September 16, 2023
Nick Castellanos went yard in the first inning for the 24th time on the season, a three-run shot which was only hit on the night in Philly’s 5-4 win over the Cardinals. The Cuban-American slugger has now knocked in 93 and has swatted 61 XBH’s on the campaign.
Nolan Arenado knocked in a run via third inning single amongst his two hits in four at-bats. The third baseman watched his average rise to .270 on the season and driving in at least 90 runs for the eighth time in his career. Arenado also boasts a .469 slugging percentage on the season.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 16, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 0-0,R,BB
Johan Oviedo (PIT) 5.0IP,4H,ER,4BB,7K
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 1.0IP,H,0ER
Randy Arozarena (TAM) 4-3,2B,R
Yandy Díaz (TAM) 5-1
Luis Robert (CHW) 4-0
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 3-0
José Abreu (HOU) 4-2,HR,RBI,R
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 3-1,2B,RBI
Dairon Blanco (KC) 0-0,PR
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-2,RBI*
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 4-1,3RBI,R*
Zach Neto (LAA) 4-0*
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 2-1,R
Lourdes Gurriel Jr (ARI) 4-1,HR,3RBI,R
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 4-2,2RBI*