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MLB 2024 | On Sunday, Yandy homered; Cionel and Chapman struggled in relief; Blanco and Yordan each had two hits

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


Yandy Díaz went 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees.

Díaz had a strong series against the Yankees, going 6-for-11 with two home runs across the three games. He’s starting to heat up a bit at the plate and has raised his slash line to .250/.313/.356 with three home runs and 19 RBI. The Rays lineup should get better in the coming months, and Díaz could be starting to heat up as the summer approaches.


On Sunday, Cionel Perez allowed three runs.

In the Orioles' 9-2 loss to the D-backs on Sunday, Perez had a poor outing. On Sunday, Pérez threw 18 pitches and allowed four of the five men he faced to reach base. In addition to a walk, he allowed three consecutive hits, including Randal Grichuk's two-RBI double. With one strikeout, he allowed three earned runs in 1/3 of an inning. In seven games and five innings, he has a 9.00 ERA.


Two hits for Dairon Blanco on Sunday.

In Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Angels, Blanco went 2-for-4. When Kansas scored all of its runs in the fourth inning, Dairon Blanco reached on a bunt single, paving the way for Hunter Renfroe's two-run single. Minutes later, he scored on a sacrifice bunt by Michael Massey. With 14 runs scored, a home run and two RBI in 42 games, Blanco is slashing .289/.357/.447. A good offensive moment for Blanco is his recent .400/.438/.667 line along with 4 steals and 6 runs in seven games.


Adolis García went 1-for-4 with a RBI on Sunday against the Rockies.

García had a 1-for-4 performance in a 3-1 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. His single brought Marcus Siemen home in the first inning, which was the only Ranger RBI. Additionally, he struck out. The 31-year-old slugger has struggled recently, hitting .107/.161/.143 with only one homer and eight RBI. However, he is still enjoying a good start to the season, hitting .253/.304/.461 with ocho homers, 31 RBIs, and four steals across 171 plate appearances.


On Sunday, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went hitless.

Gurriel, who has dropped to fifth in the D-backs' lineup, went 0-for-4 in a 9-2 win over the Orioles. Gurriel walked, scored a run, and struck out as well. He has a slash line of .172/.185/.234 in his last 15 games, with three RBIs and no home runs.


Aroldis Chapman struggles in loss Sunday.

Chapman (0-3) took the loss against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks and no strikeouts over 2/3 innings. During his tenth inning appearance, Chapman allowed four out of the five batters he faced to reach base, including two singles, a homer, and a walk. Cody Bellinger's single brought home a run while a two-run home run after an out gave the Cubs a 5-2 lead. An injury forced Chapman to be replaced. During the 11 1/3 innings Chapman has pitched since April 4, he has allowed seven earned runs and walked seventeen batters. In his career, he seems unlikely to regain the closer role.


In Sunday's game, Alvarez had two hits.

On Sunday, Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run against the Tigers.

After knocking a double in the eighth inning, Alvarez came around to score on a single from Yainer Diaz. After going 3-for-32 between April 28 and May 8, Alvarez has put together a four-game hitting streak. His season slash line of .256/.330/.449 remains well below his career average.


Yasmani Grandal rested on Sunday.

Grandal was out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs. Grandal had started at catcher both of the past two days, so he was sat Sunday for maintenance purposes as the Pirates and Cubs wrap up their series with an afternoon game. He went 0-for-1 after entering as a pinch hitter in the late innings.





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