José Altuve once again gained prominence and claimed his status as an explosive slugger by hitting a grand slam, a home run and contributing five RBIs, which also left him as the most outstanding Latin American on the day of the Major Leagues.
On the same path to power, the Dominican receiver Pedro Severino also hit a pair of home runs.
Altuve added a grand slam and solo homer, finished with five RBIs and led the Los Angeles. Houston Astros 9-for-6 over the San Francisco Giants in interleague series play and division leaders’ duel.
Altuve’s two homers allowed him to reach 25 so far this season.
The Venezuelan began the punishment against the Giants in the fifth inning by bouncing the ball 115 meters over the left-field fence, against the work of starter Kevin Gausman.
Altuve closed his club work with a flourish in the sixth inning by hitting grand slam after catching the Jay Jackson relay streamer.
With his four-corner hit with a full house, which sent the ball 121 meters high between left and center fields, Altuve brought Cuban third baseman Aledmys Díaz, Puerto Rican catcher Martín Maldonado and Dominican pinch hitter Robel García home. .
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Diaz (4) also bounced the ball from the field in the ninth inning, with no runners ahead.
While the triumph was credited to the Dominican starter Framber Valdez (7-2) in five innings, allowing four hits, two runs, gave away three walks and retired six batters by way of strikeout.
Valdez’s work consisted of 89 pitches, 51 to the strike zone, and he dropped his ERA at 3.01 after facing 22 batters.
Severino had a pair of home runs for the Baltimore Orioles, who defeated Miguel Cabrera’s Detroit Tigers 4-3.
For the Kansas City Royals, Venezuelan receiver Salvador Pérez (26) also sent the ball to the street in the sixth inning against Stripling, with no runners ahead.
The Venezuelans, the ranger Avisaíl García and the third baseman Eduardo Escobar, as well as the Dominican shortstop Willy Adames each hit home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, who beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5.
Garcia (18) threw the ball into the fairway in the third inning, leading two runners on the trails against pitches from starter Touki Toussaint, when the pitcher had two outs in the inning.
While Escobar (23) did it in the ninth episode, solo, on the work of closer Shane Greene, with no outs on the account.
Escobar was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks two days before the game.