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Rodríguez approaches 400 saves and Gómez opens leadership

Rodríguez approaches 400 saves and Gómez opens leadership

Venezuelan pitcher Francisco Rodríguez debuted as the leader in the Major Leagues in the save section and is also approaching the 400 mark on the all-time list to also be the most outstanding Latin American player of the day.
Rodríguez worked a solid inning that allowed him to earn the save in the triumph of the Detroit Tigers, who beat the Washington Nationals 5-4.
Rodríguez (9) got the last three outs of the game, allowed one hit, walked and retired an enemy via strikeout to get his ninth save so far this season.
The Venezuelan also had 394 career saves and remains sixth on the all-time list in that category.
Rodríguez is just six away from reaching 400 for life and the next mark he can reach is that of Billy Wagner, who is fifth on that list, with 422 career saves on the mound.
He also has the second best record in the section of rescues in the Major Leagues among Latin American pitchers, only behind the all-time leader, Panamanian Mariano Rivera, who added 652 in 19 seasons in the majors.
His compatriot Jeanmar Gómez, who debuted as a leader so far this season, with 12 saves, helped the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
Gomez (12) earned the one-episode save, giving up two hits, a home run and a run.
The Venezuelan reliever, who has a 2.75 ERA, debuted as the leader of the Major Leagues in the saves section, surpassing his closest followers, Kenley Jansen, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Dominican Jeurys Familia, of the Los Angeles Dodgers. New York Mets, who have 11 each.
On drums, Mikael Franco (7) cracked the bat by connecting three times in four trips to the batter’s box.
The Dominican drove in one run and scored two for the Phillies, and leaves his batting average at .256.
Dominican designated hitter Hanley Ramírez homered for the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Oakland Athletics 13-5, on a day in which the star of the winning ninth, Dominican David Ortiz, rested.
Ramírez (4) drove in two runs while traveling four times to the batter’s box and hitting three times, including his home run.
The Dominican put his batting average at .301 and reached 19 RBIs in the championship.
Venezuelan third baseman Hernán Pérez reached base five times, scored two runs and stole two bases in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 10-2 win over the Miami Marlins.
Pérez stole two pads from starter Adam Conley, also had three chances with the wood, hit twice, scored twice and put his batting average at .308 so far this season.
Venezuelan ranger Franklin Gutiérrez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and led the attack for the Seattle Mariners, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4.
For Gutiérrez (1) it is his first homer so far this season.
The Venezuelan connected once in four trips to the batter’s box, with his homer he drove in two runs and stepped on the register once.
On the mound, Dominican starter Rubby de la Rosa pitched just over seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks added their fifth consecutive victory by defeating the Colorado Rockies 5-1.
De la Rosa (4-4) put his numbers the same so far this season by working seven and a third innings, allowing four hits and one run.
The Dominican, who struck out seven enemies and had two relievers as support, left his ERA so far this season at 3.93.
De la Rosa controlled the enemy battery by throwing fastballs up to 95 miles per hour.
Venezuelan closer Héctor Rondón earned a ransom in the victory of the Chicago Cubs, who defeated the San Diego Padres 8-7.
The rescue went to Rondón (7), in the work of an episode, by withdrawing two batters by way of strikeout.
Cuban closer Aroldis Chapman, who returned Monday from a domestic violence suspension, earned his first save of the season in the New York Yankees’ 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Chapman (1) scored his first save of the season.EFE

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