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Pujols decides to win with home run; Miranda wins duel of Latino starters

Pujols decides to win with home run;  Miranda wins duel of Latino starters
The Dominican slugger Albert Pujols gave prominence to the power of the Major Leagues by hitting the home run that defined the triumph of his team and left him as the most decisive Latin American of the competition day.
Cuban starter Ariel Miranda was credited with the Latin American streamer duel and accompanied Pujols in the leading role that defined the victories of their respective teams.
Pujols hit a three-run homer and broke the scoreboard for the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 in a match between teams from the West Division.
The veteran Dominican slugger reached all three homers so far this season by dribbling the ball out of the park in the eighth inning leading two runners ahead, against reliever Jeremy Jeffres, when there was one out on the board.
Cuban third baseman Yunel Escobar (2) also connected in the first, alone, against starter Nick Martínez.
Miranda pitched more than five innings and led the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Miranda (2-2) won the Latin American serpentine duel against Venezuelan starter Carlos Carrasco, in five 1/3 innings, he accepted two hits, a home run and a run, walked two and struck out seven rival batters.
The Cuban made 95 pitches, 55 perfect, and left his ERA at 3.81 when he faced 21 batters.
Dominican second baseman Robinson Canó (4) hit in the fourth inning, with a running running back.
For the Indians, Dominican third baseman José Ramírez (6) hit in the fourth inning, which was a solo homerun.
Dominican third baseman Miguel Sanó drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-4.
Sanó (6) hit a double of two and a home run in the fourth with a running back and finished with four RBIs for 20 for the season.
For the Royals, Venezuelan catcher Salvador Pérez (6) connected in the second inning, with a running back against Kyle Gibson.
Dominican second baseman Starlin Castro homered in the New York Yankees’ 14-11 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Castro (5) did it in the ninth, against reliever Brad Brach, with a teammate and one out in the inning.
For the Orioles, Dominican catcher Welington Castillo (1) hit in the fourth inning against left-handed starter CC Sabathia, with one on base.
Puerto Rican wide receiver Geovany Soto broke the tie with a two-point single in the eighth and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3.
Soto hit 1 of 4 with two RBIs, including the one that made the difference in the final score.
Venezuelan ranger Avisail Garcia (5) hit starter Matthew Boyd in the second, a solo homerun that helped the White Sox cause.
Dominican relief José Ramírez was credited with the Atlanta Braves’ 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ramirez (1-1) won in an inning, doing perfect work and swinging two opposing batters.
For the Brewers, Venezuelan shortstop Orlando Arcia (3) hit a home run in the second inning, with two running backs in circulation.
Dominican pinch hitter Domingo Santana (3) also dumped it in the sixth, with a man on base.
Cuban first baseman Yuli Gurriel homered and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4.
Gurriel (2) bounced it in the seventh, solo homer, against the Dominican relief César Valdez.
Venezuelan receiver Francisco Cervelli drove in three for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who beat the Miami Marlins 12-2, in a duel between teams with a losing mark in the National League.
Cervelli was 2 of 5 and finished with three RBIs, reaching 10 on the season, scoring two and putting his average at .211.
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