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MLB 2024 | Iglesias collects his 17th save; Yandy has another multi-hit game; Luis Robert homers again; Cortés has no decision

Cuban Players News for the 2024 Major League Baseball season. A compilation of several sources


 

Raisel Iglesias picked up his 17th save with a scoreless ninth against the Orioles on Thursday.


Even though the Braves are struggling to score, Iglesias has had easier save chances than most closers. Iglesias allowed one hit while tossing a scoreless ninth inning to collect the save Thursday against the Orioles. Iglesias hit the first batter he faced, then allowed a one-out single but settled down to record the final two outs and pick up his 17th save in 19 attempts. Iglesias has only allowed one run over his last nine outings since May 17, with each appearance lasting exactly one inning. He's gone 7-for-7 in save opportunities over that span.




 

Yandy Díaz went 2-for-4 with an RBI against the Cubs on Thursday.


Yandi’s RBI single was the difference in the 3-2 Rays win. The defending batting champion in the American League is heating up at the plate. He’s now 17-for-50 (.340) in his last 12 games to get his average up to .260 on the season.


 

Andy Pagés connected on a solo homer in a loss to the Rangers for the Dodgers on Thursday.


Pagés took Michael Lorenzen deep for the Dodgers only run of the game. That gives Pages seven homers and 20 RBI, and the round tripper along with a single sees the slash go up to .270/.320/.427.



 

Luis Robert Jr. was back in lineup Thursday.


Luis Robert Jr. was back in the White Sox lineup on Thursday against the Mariners. Robert did not start on Wednesday, but hit a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning to tie the game. He was back in center field and hitting No. 3 in the lineup for the White Sox. In the game he went 1-for-4 with his seventh home run of the year, a run scored, an RBI and a walk. Currently, he is up to 10 RBIs in 2024, and his OPS has increased to .845, which is close to an elite mark.



 

Néstor Cortés pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Royals on Thursday.


Cortés turned in his best start in weeks, but he was still in line for the loss when he left. Cortes allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over seven innings during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Royals. He didn't factor in the decision. Cortés ran into some trouble in the fourth inning with two runs allowed but otherwise kept Kansas City off the board, pitching deep into yet another start. The Yankees offense did let him off the hook, but the Bombers still lost the game to fall to 6-9 in Cortés’ starts. It’s a bizarre figure, given that Cortés has been pretty good with his 3.59 ERA and the team is 43-13 when anyone else starts. This was his fifth outing this season of seven or more innings, which is tied for the second most in the American League. The two strikeouts tied for a season low, and the veteran lefty has now gone four straight starts without a win. His next start lines up to come against the Orioles next week.


 

Randy Arozarena was back in the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Cubs.


Arozarena played left field and batted second against the Cubs after being held out of the lineup for the last two games of the series due to right hamstring tightness. He was able to pinch-hit each of the last two nights and remained in to play left field last night. In the game he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. The 29-year-old is slashing a miserable .171/.278/.312 on the year in 234 at-bats with eight home runs, 20 RBI, seven stolen bases and 28 runs scored. The good news is Arozarena has looked a little better in June, going 8-for-32 (.250) with two doubles and an RBI in 11 games played.


 

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