By Robiel Vega/ @robielcuba87
When we are already in the middle of the season, yuli gurriel He does not exhibit positive numbers on offense, something very dangerous because at 38 years old and living the last year of his contract with the Astros, it would put him in a very complicated Free Agency.
After winning 12 of their last 15 games, the Astros faced the Angels, a team they’ve beaten nine times this year, but who started aggressively, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning.
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In the upper part of the fourth inning, with the match against 3×0, Kyle Tucker opened the entry as a passer by a walk from Japanese star Shohei Ohtani and after a failed turn by Alex Bregman, he managed to steal second base, a vital action in the achievement of the race.
Already with a man on second and one out, Yuli Gurriel managed to get into a count of two and two and before a straight shot of more than 98 miles in the high zone that the man from Sancti Spiritus managed to push the ball towards the opposite band with a hard rolling that opened his doors of the plate to a Tucker who scored without difficulties.
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For Yulieski it was his 26th RBI of the season and the 408th of his career, in addition, he hit his 801st career hit, placing himself eight away from equaling Yasmani Grandal in the historical 23rd place among Cubans. As for the pushes, he was seven away from equaling Yasiel Puig, precisely in the same position 23.
Until the closing of this note, the clash was going 3×1 in favor of the Angels in the bottom of the fourth inning, while Yulieski Gurriel was 2-1, with a strikeout, leaving an offensive line of .231/.282/ .386/.668 (AVE/OBP/SLG/OPS).
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