Houston (USA), Sept. 16 – Venezuelan third baseman Eugenio Suarez contributed a pair of home runs and became the most prominent Latin American baseball player on the day of the Major Leagues by sharing home run leadership and drawing a historic record in the Baseball from your country.
Suarez hit the home run numbers 46 and 47 with which he helped the Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 and also tied with rookie Hispanic Pete Alonso of the New York Mets as leaders of home runs in the majors.
But reaching 47 vuelacercas also allowed Suárez to tie the best mark of a Venezuelan baseball player in the Major Leagues, which was held by Andrés Galarraga since 1996, when he established it as a tolerator of the Colorado Rockies.
Suarez threw it on Sunday twice without people on base, both against Zac Gallen, first in the fourth episode and then in the seventh.
Suarez and Alonso have two homers more than Mike Trout, who will not play more this season due to a foot injury, and three over Cody Bellinger, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cuban Jorge Soler, of the Kansas City Royals, and Christian Yelich, who will also lose the rest of the season.
The Venezuelan slugger is also one homer to match the one-season home run mark for a third baseman in the National League, held by Mike Schmidt (1980 with the Philadelphia Phillies) and Dominican Adrian Beltre (2004 with the Dodgers) .
Another key number available to Suárez: 53 home runs. That is the mark of the Reds franchise, held by George Foster since 1977. It is also the record for more home runs for a third baseman in the majors, implanted by Alex Rodriguez with the New York Yankees in 2007.
The Reds still have 12 remaining commitments left in the regular season.
Suarez, 28, has increased his home run total in each of the six seasons he has spent in the majors. It premiered with four in 2014 for the Detroit Tigers and since 2015, always in the Cincinnati uniform, has given 13, 21, 26, 34 and now 47, respectively.
Last year, when Suarez put his best personal marks in home runs (34) and pushed (104), he got into a pothole in the final straight, linking for .226 with four home runs in his last 28 games.
In Suárez’s last 20 games, he’s hitting .370 with 13 homers and 22 RBIs.
Galarraga, who was 35 years old in 1996, passed Antonio Armas (43 in 1984) as the Venezuelan with the most home runs in a season in the majors.
Puerto Rican receiver Christian Vázquez, who went 4-2, dispatched a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, and reached a five-person personal stop for the Boston Red Sox to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3.
His compatriot, also receiver Roberto Pérez, contributed a three-run homer that allowed the Cleveland Indians to rescue the 7-5 victory against the Minnesota Twins in the last game of their series of three.
The victory was key to the definition of first place in the Central Division of the American League, where the Twins, who tied the best home run brand in the majors in a single season, are the leaders.
Another Puerto Rican baseball player, Eddie Rosario contributed two home runs, while Dominican Miguel Sanó also threw the ball out of the park with the Twins.
Sanó reached 29 home runs and has two weeks to reach the milestone and give Minnesota the record of having five batters with at least 30 homers in the same season. The Twins accumulate 287 home runs after connecting 166 in 2018.
Venezuelan starter Aníbal Sánchez beat his former team for the third time this season, Howie Kendrick hit home run and produced three races that helped the Washington Nationals avoid being swept in the three-game series by bleaching 7-0 to the Braves of Atlanta
Sánchez (9-8) worked seven innings, spreading three hits and gave up a base for balls.
Dominican Wellington Castillo hit a grand slam with the Chicago White Sox who lost 10-11 to the Seattle Mariners.
His compatriot Albert Pujols got a three-run home run against Ryan Yarbrough in the fifth episode, and had four drives, towed four runs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Yastrzemski scored the career of the decisive advantage after an uncontrolled pitch, Dominican Johnny Cueto threw five blank innings in his second game after returning from surgery Tommy John and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Marlins on Sunday 2-1 Miami
Second baseman, Honduran rookie Mauricio Dubón hit his third home run of the season with the Giants.
The Peruvian rookie of the Athletics, left-handed Jesus Luzardo, allowed a run in the last three episodes for his first save in the game that the Oakland team won 6-1 at the Texas Rangers.