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MLB 2024 | Iglesias earns 20th save; Gurriel Jr. logs fifth straight multi-hit game; Yandy's hitting streak up to 16; Cortés with QS but takes loss

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


 

Raisel Iglesias struck out two Yankees en route to a save on Sunday. He didn’t allow a base runner.


Iglesias struck out two during a perfect ninth to collect the save Sunday against the Yankees.

Iglesias needed just 10 pitches to close out the game, retiring Aaron Judge on one pitch, then striking out the final two batters he faced. Iglesias has converted 12 consecutive save chances and 20 of 22 opportunities on the season, carrying a 2.51 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 23 strikeouts over 28.2 innings.




 

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. logs fifth straight multi-hit game.


Gurriel went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Phillies.Gurriel returned to action after sitting out Saturday with minor elbow soreness. Sunday's two-hit outing gives the outfielder five consecutive games with multiple hits. He's 10-for-21 (.476) with nine singles and one home run during that stretch.


 

Yandy Díaz went 3-for-4 and homered off Paul Skenes as the Rays topped the Pirates 3-1 on Sunday.

Yandy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Pirates. Yandy tagged Pirates starter Paul Skenes early, depositing the first pitch of the game off the foul pole in right field for his sixth homer of the season. He later led off the eighth with his third hit, which eventually saw pinch runner José Caballero cross the plate with the go-ahead run. Yandy extended his hitting streak to 16 games in the process, collecting his ninth multiple-hit effort during that stretch and fourth multi-hit game over the last five. He's batting 26-for-71 (.366) during the streak.



 

Néstor Cortés allowed three earned runs across seven innings Sunday against the Braves. He struck out seven and walked none as a tough-luck loser.


Cortés (4-6) was saddled with the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings against Atlanta. He struck out seven. Cortés mostly held the Atlanta bats in check to put together his third consecutive quality start and the ninth time this season he's struck out six or more batters, but the Yankees failed to provide any run support and Cortés was left with his sixth loss. Outside of a solo home run by Jarred Kelenic in the third, Cortés' only real trouble came in the fifth, when he allowed two runs on three hits. However, he finished his day strong by retiring all six batters faced in the sixth and seventh. Cortés has tossed 100.2 innings across 17 starts, accumulating 93 strikeouts. He'll take a 3.40 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into his next start, scheduled to take place when the Yankees head to Toronto for a four-game weekend set against the division-rival Blue Jays.




 

Dairon Blanco was in Sunday's Royals lineup.


Kansas City Royals outfielder Dairon Blanco started Sunday in the team's game against the Texas Rangers. Blanco played in center field, batted ninth versus Rangers starter Max Scherzer. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is slashing .236/.291/.319 with one homer, 4 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases in 2024.


 

Luis Robert Jr. was not in the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the division-rival Tigers.


Robert was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against Detroit. White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Sunday that it was a scheduled day off for Robert as the 26-year-old outfielder eases his way back from his IL stint due to a hip flexor strain, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Since returning from the injured list June 4, Robert is slashing .180/.275/.459 with five home runs and seven RBI over 61 at-bats.


 

José Iglesias was sitting Sunday for New York.


New York Mets infielder José Iglesias was not in the lineup Sunday in the team's game against the Chicago Cubs. Iglesias was replaced at third base by Mark Vientos versus Cubs starter Javier Assad. In 38 plate appearances this season Iglesias has a .400 batting average with a .905 OPS.


 

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