The Mexican José Urquidy achieved this Sunday the victory of honor for the Astros in their series against the MLB champions, in a day in which the Dominican Sandy Alcántara had no secrets for the Dodgers’ bats and Jorge Mateo gave new life to the Orioles.
BRAVOS 4-5 STARS
Mexican right-hander Jose Urquidy (12-4) pitched seven two-run innings and retired six batters by way of strikeout to lead the Houston Astros to a victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
With the victory, in this duel that faced the teams that played in the last World Series, the Astros avoided being swept in the three games they played this weekend.
Cuban Yordan Álvarez scored one lap and drove in two runs; his compatriot Yuli Gurriel scored and drove in a touchdown; Honduran Mauricio Dubón scored twice; and Dominican Jeremy Peña drove in a lap.
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer for the Braves.
RAYS 3-2 ROYAL
Colombian Harold Ramírez drove in two runs and was key in the victory, by the minimum, of the Tampa Bay Rays in their duel with the Kansas City Royals.
Panamanian Christian Bethancourt hit a home run to join the Rays’ attack, which also had a run scored by Cuban Randy Arozarena.
MJ Melendez drove in a run for the Rays.
TIGERS 4-0 ANGELS
Venezuelan Eduardo Rodríguez (2-3) pitched five shutout innings, in which he struck out five batters, in his return to play with the Detroit Tigers, who beat the Los Angeles Angels by shutout.
Venezuelan Víctor Reyes drove in two runs and Puerto Rican Willi Castro scored a return for the Tigers.
Japan’s Shohei Ohtani (10-8) left his start this Sunday after four innings in which he allowed three runs due to stomach upset, taking the loss.
PHILIES 9-10 METERS
Mark Canha homered twice and drove in two runs as the New York Mets emerged victorious in their hitting war with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brandon Nimmo also hit the ball out of the park for the Mets, who had the contribution of Dominican Starling Marte, who scored and drove in a run; and with that of the Puerto Rican Michael Perez, who achieved a run scored and an RBI.
For the Phillies, Alec Bohm hit two home runs and drove in six runs; and the Dominican Jean Segura hit a complete lap shot.
ORIOLES 5-3 RED SOCKS
Shortstop Jorge Mateo hit a three-run double in the eighth inning to give the lead to the Baltimore Orioles, who beat the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Venezuelan Anthony Santander and Mexican Ramón Urías each drove in a run for the Orioles.
Quisqueyano Franchy Cordero and Aruban Xander Bogaerts sent the ball out of the park for the Red Sox.
DODGERS 10-3 MARLINS
The Los Angeles Dodgers attacked Dominican Sandy Alcántara with all their artillery and thus managed to sweep their three-game series with the Miami Marlins.
Will Smith drove in three runs; Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger hit the ball over the fence and drove in two runs for the Dodgers.
Alcántara (11-6), who is fully involved in the fight for the National League Cy Young Award, was attacked with six laps in just 3.2 innings of work, in which he struck out five batters.
CUBS 2-5 BREERS
Keston Hiura hit two home runs and drove in three runs to be the key figure in the Milwaukee Brewers’ success against the Chicago Cubs.
Rowdy Tellez hit the ball over the fence and scored twice; and Willy Adames drove in a round for the Brewers.
Ian Happ and Japan’s Seiya Suzuki sent the ball over the edge of the field for the Cubs.
ROCKIES 8-9 GIANTS
Veteran third baseman Evan Longoria hit a grand slam and scored twice to lead the San Francisco Giants to an extra-inning win over the Colorado Rockies.
Venezuelan Thairo Estrada scored twice and drove in one lap; and his countryman Wilmer Flores drove in a run for the Giants in the game that went 11 innings.
Elehuris Montero homered for the Rockies.
– OTHER RESULTS:
YANKEES 4-2 BLUE TILES
PIRATES 5-9 RED
TWINS 0-7 RANGERS
ATHLETICS 5-3 MARINERS
DIAMONDBACKS 4-6 CARDINALS
PARENTS 2-1 NATIONALS.
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