Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr., shone with a luxurious swing by hitting two homers, which kept him in the competition for the best home runner in the Major Leagues on his return to the competition after overcoming a muscle injury.
In the work of the serpentine, the Venezuelan starter Eduardo Rodríguez again came out dominant and again silenced the Baltimore Orioles.
While Cuban ranger Adolis Garcia hit his 26th homer, which keeps him leading the home run among rookie players, and experienced Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera was blank and failed to hit the 500 home run as a professional.
Tatis Jr. hit a pair of home runs to reach 33 on the season and the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2.
With his two home runs, Tatis Jr., (33) tries to stay in the competition for the best home run in the majors.
Tatis Jr. is third on the list of the best home runners behind the Japanese of the Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani, who has 39, and the Dominican of the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who has 35.
The Dominican slugger, who had not homered since Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics in interleague series play, this time punished the Diamondbacks with two.
In the third inning, he hit the ball into the fairway with a blow that flew 418 feet over the left-field fence.
The Dominican again disappeared the ball from the field with a 382-foot homer, again from left field, in the fifth inning, with no running backs in circulation.
Tatis Jr. hit both of his home runs on pitches from starter Zac Gallen.
Rodriguez again came out dominant and the Boston Red Sox completed a “sweep” in the series of three by defeating the Orioles 6-2, who reached 11 consecutive losses.
Rodríguez (9-6) pitched six solid innings, allowed six hits, one run, walked three and retired six batters via strikeout.
The Venezuelan pitcher made 83 pitches, of which 55 traveled to the strike zone against 23 batters, and when he descended from the mound he dropped his ERA at 4.97.
Rodriguez allowed one dirty run in the first inning and three singles, striking out six and walking three in six innings. In his last 12 appearances against Baltimore, he is 9-0 with a 1.81 ERA.
The 28-year-old southpaw was originally signed by the Orioles in 2010 before being transferred to Boston four years later.
Garcia broke the wall and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-4.
Major League Baseball rookie home run leader Garcia hit his 26th homer.
Garcia bounced the ball to the other side of the fence in the third inning as he chased pitches from starter Sean Manaea, with no runners ahead, no outs in the inning.
Starter Triston McKenzie retired the first 23 batters in order before Venezuelan shortstop Harold Castro singled with two outs in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians shut out the Detroit Tigers 11-0, for whom Cabrera remains without. hitting his 500th career home run.
McKenzie, 24, wowed the 25,684 “Comerica Park” viewers in hopes of seeing Cabrera’s 500th home run, instead, they gave him a standing ovation after Castro’s hit and again after the inning ended with his eleventh punch.
Dominican shortstop Amed Rosario hit twice in three trips to the batter’s box and finished with three RBIs and one scored.
His compatriot third baseman José Ramírez had exactly the same numbers as Rosario, finishing with three RBIs and hitting the register once.
For the Tigers, Cabrera was in the batter’s box three times, but never made contact with the ball.
Cabrera has 499 career homers, leaving him just one short of hitting 500 in his career.
But the Venezuelan hasn’t been able to splice home runs since Wednesday, when he hit the Baltimore Orioles with a full-return homer.
On Saturday, on his at-bat opportunities, he was booed by the fans after he couldn’t get the ball out of the field. EFE (HN)