By Juan Paez
On the day of this Wednesday, Yordan Alvarez He showed again why he is considered one of the most powerful hitters in all of Major League Baseball. Álvarez released his 29th home run in the loss suffered by the Houston Astros 4 × 2 against the Oakland Athletics, which meant the first sweep received by the sidereals in 2022.
Alvarez went 1-for-2, with the monster shot off left-hander Cole Irvin, a connection that traveled 429 feet and exited at 110.0 miles per hour. He was his 90th career home run. With the bombshell, he reached 67 RBIs, also scored once and took two walks (.309).
The Cuban giant, who has six homers in his last 13 games, leads the American League in on-base percentage (.413), slugging percentage (.674) and OPS (1.087). He continues adding merits to fight for the Most Valuable Player award.
In that same duel, Yulieski Gurriel he played a great role offensively although he did not produce runs. In four legal at-bats, the first baseman hit a pair of doubles (to reach 29). Yuli has five biangulars in his last 27 valid offensive chances. He bats, in general, for an average of .237.
Your partner Aledmys Diaz he went scoreless in four trips to the box (.232).
For the Tampa Bay Rays to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6×4 in 10 innings, Randy Arozarena he hit the killer ball: a two-run double in the top of the 10th inning.
Arozarena connected the hit, his 22nd biangular of the year, to the efficient closer Jorge López. The indisputable can be seen below…
Randy, overall, went 2-for-5, with two RBIs (47), one run scored and one strikeout (.259). He has 12 hits in his last 32 legal at-bats (.375), with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs in eight games.
Your partner Yandy Diaz He also had a hand in the triumph of those led by Kevin Cash, by giving three hits in five official opportunities. Diaz’s hits included his 21st double, his 31st RBI and a strikeout (.294).
This is how it went for the rest of the Cubans who saw action this Wednesday in the Major Leagues:
Jose Iglesias (Colorado Rockies) doubled in four plate appearances, with a double (21), two RBIs (36), one run scored and a walk (.302).
Jose Adolis Garcia (Texas Rangers) reached nine consecutive games with at least one hit, going 3-1, with runs scored, walk, strikeout and his 15th stolen base of the season (.252).
For the Chicago White Sox, Joseph Abreu he went 1-for-4, with his 27th double and a strikeout (.300). Yasmani Grandal he singled in four valid chances, drove in two runs (19) and struck out once (.208). Finally, Yoan Moncada He went 1-2, scored on the run, took two walks and swallowed a chocolate (.211).
Raisel Iglesias (Los Angeles Angels) pitched 1.0 inning with no problems. Although he allowed one hit against the Kansas City Royals, he struck out an opponent to end the game (4.24 ERA).
Yennier Cano (Minnesota Twins) went 2.0 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers, but gave up three hits, two earned runs, walked two, struck out two and allowed a homer (9.22).
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