Venezuelan designated hitter Miguel Cabrera hit easy The Detroit Tigers’ career RBI 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader.
The Twins split the day after losing 1-0 in the afternoon opener.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Cabrera, who was 1-for-4, singled deep into center field and drove in Detroit’s ninth-winning run.
The victory was credited by Puerto Rican closer Joe Jiménez (3-1) in two innings.
For the Twins, the loss was carried by closer Taylor Rogers (2-4) in two-thirds of an inning.
The Dominican-Venezuelan pair made up of receiver Gary Sánchez and shortstop Gleyber Torres, respectively, was the protagonist in the Major League match and decisive in the victory of the New York Yankees.
Sánchez and Torres hit two consecutive homers with the Yankees, who defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-1, in a game played six innings because of the rain.
The Yankees’ star receiver, who reached 16 home runs, was responsible for initiating the punishment against the Red Sox in the sixth inning against the pitches of the Japanese relief Hirokazu Sawamura, when the pitcher had registered just one out in the inning.
The Dominican sent the ball flying 110 meters over the top of right field, with no runners ahead.
The next slugger in the batting order, Torres (4), took advantage of Sawamura’s lack of control with his pitches and also hit him with a four-corner hit.
Torres also bounced the field ball over the right-field fence, with a blow that traveled 116 yards, with an out in the inning.