Gurriel Jr. hits grand slam; Molina also and achieves a mark as a receiver

Gurriel Jr. hits grand slam; Molina also and achieves a mark as a receiver

Cuban Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Puerto Rican Yadier Molina wore luxury swings by hitting two grand slams, to put the Latin American battery on top in the day of the Big leagues.

In addition, Molina achieves a mark by reaching 300 games combining with his star and favorite pitcher Adam Wainwright.

Gurriel Jr. hit a grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 11-10, losing a game again by the slightest difference.

The Cuban player reached 15 homers so far this season and did it to grab the spotlight by hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning.

Gurriel Jr. waited for the pitches of the Venezuelan relief Yusmeiro Petit and took the ball out of the field with a 421-foot ball over the top of left field.

With his home run, Gurriel Jr. rang shortstop Bo Bichette, Dominican ranger Teoscar Hernandez and pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson.

Hernandez (23) also bounced the ball from the field in the fourth inning, leading a teammate on the trails on pitches from starter Sean Manea, with one out in the inning.

Molina also hit grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 15-4.

Molina (9) bounced the ball from the field in the ninth inning with a full house.

The Puerto Rican saw closer Hoby Milner’s pitches and bounced the ball 379 feet over the fence between left and center fields.

With his hit, Molina took second baseman Tommy Edman, and rangers Tyler O’Neill and Dylan Carlson, to the register with only one out remaining to conclude the episode.

Panamanian shortstop Edmundo Sosa (5) also bounced the ball off the field in the ninth inning, with no running backs in circulation, punishing Milner.

The game marked the 300th game to feature Wainwright and Molina as the Cardinals’ combination starting pitcher and catcher. That total makes them the fourth most prolific drummer of all time.

The record is held by former Detroit teammates Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan, who formed the Tigers’ starting battery for 324 games.

Panamanian shortstop Jonathan Arauz broke the wall and helped the Boston Red Sox to an 8-5 win over the Cleveland Indians, for whom third baseman José Ramírez hit 32 homers so far this season.
Arauz (2) also kicked the ball off the field against Quantrill in the fourth inning, with no teammates on the trails and

two outs in the inning.

For the Indians, José Ramírez (32) blew the wall in the fourth inning by overcoming the pitches of starter Nathan Eovaldi, alone, with no outs.

On the mound, Venezuelan starter Carlos Hernandez worked six full innings and outlasted left-hander Dallas Keuchel, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Hernandez (5-1) allowed five hits, two runs, gave away three walks and struck out three batters en route to the win.

The Venezuelan pitcher made 95 pitches, of which he placed 57 in the strike zone and dropped his ERA to 3.57 after facing 26 batters.

Starter Michael Wacha struck out seven in six innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3, for whom second baseman Jorge Polanco blew the wall.

For the Twins, Jorge Polanco (25) hit from four corners in the first inning, punishing Wacha, with no runners ahead with two outs in the inning.

Polanco hit his 25th home run. Only Chili Davis, with 29 in 1991, has the most home runs as a switch hitter in a season in Twins history.

Another Venezuelan starter, Antonio Senzatela, overcame a home run with which Ozzie Albies from Curaçao opened the game, and completed seven outstanding innings for the Colorado Rockies to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3.

Despite the loss, the Braves retained a two-game lead at the top of the NL East over Philadelphia, which fell to the Marlins in Miami.

Senzatela (4-9) allowed six hits and three runs. The Dominican Carlos Estévez processed without unstoppable the ninth inning to reach four saves in eight opportunities.

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