Houston (USA), Aug. 25 – Dominican receiver Pedro Severino blew the bat and grabbed the spotlights by connecting the first grand slam in his career.
While the San Francisco Giants announced that Venezuelan antealist Pablo Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery and that the season is running out.
Severino (11) connected the first grand slam in his career and the Baltimore Orioles won the Tampa Bay Rays 7-1.
The Dominican player sent the ball to the other side of the fence in the third when he had the house full on the shipments of starter Austin Pruitt.
Severino went 4-1 and finished with four towed races of the seven that Baltimore got.
His countrymen, the short stop Jonathan Villar (19) also sent the ball to the street against Pruitt in the fourth episode.
Second baseman Hanser Alberto (10) connected four corners in the fourth episode, alone.
The Giants announced that Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery on the right elbow in the first week of September, prematurely ending a resurgence season for the veteran 33-year-old box player.
Sandoval traveled to Los Angeles on Wednesday to be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who recommended reconstructive surgery of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.
Sandoval was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation on August 14 and received a cortisone injection in the hope of relieving pain, but showed little improvement, which led the Giants to seek a second opinion.
Sandoval has dealt with loose bone chips in the elbow since 2013, but this last episode of inflammation turned out to be more severe than his previous outbreaks.
The Venezuelan slugger hit .269 with 14 home runs and an .823 OPS in 107 games with the Giants this season.
The .823 OPS was the highest in any season since 2011, while the 14 homers were the highest since 2014, their last season with the Giants in their first period with the club.
Sandoval is eligible for free agency at the end of the season, and Bochy hopes that his appearance against the Phillies on August 9 was not his last turn at bat with the Giants.
While the future of Sandoval in San Francisco is unclear, fitness coach Dave Groeschner said the Giants medical staff will keep in touch during the offseason and make sure that their rehabilitation is carried out without problems.
Dominican designated hitter Franmil Reyes contributed a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2.
Reyes (31) sent the ball to the street in the third episode and added his third home run for the Indians, after being transferred from the San Diego Padres.
The Dominican connected four corners on the pitches of opener Glenn Sparkman, with two runners on the road.
His compatriot Miguel Sanó also threw the ball out of the park and produced three scores and the Minnesota Twins leaders beat the Detroit Tigers 8-5.
He healed (26) threw the ball from the field in the fifth inning against the pitches of starter Edwin Jackson, with two runners ahead, and crowned five-race cluster in the fifth episode.
By the Tigers the Dominican antealist Dawel Lugo (2) connected back in full in the third episode, alone.
Dominican first baseman Danny Santana got home run and the Texas Rangers bleached the Chicago White Sox 4-0.
Santana (22) took the ball off the field in the seventh by connecting against Dominican relay Jimmy Cordero, with a partner on the trails.
Dominican ranger Teoscar Hernández and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5.
Hernández (20) hit a complete lap back in the third against Venezuelan starter Félix Hernández, who returned to the mound after having been on leave due to injury.
Ranger Corey Dickerson hit four hits and towed five runs for the Philadelphia Phillies, which beat the Miami Marlins 9-3, for whom Colombian catcher Jorge Alfaro flew the fence.
For the Marlins, Alfaro (12) connected completely back in the seventh episode after overcoming the work of the relay Mike Morin.