Houston (USA) July 8 .- The Latin American battery of the Major Leagues wanted to conclude the first half of the championship by recording the power of their clubs and the shortstop Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr., and first Venezuelan baseman Jesus Aguilar They took charge of leading them by hitting a pair of home runs each.
Tatis Jr. hit a pair of homers for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers leaders 5-3 in the California National League West Division game.
The Dominican slugger, who reached 14 homers, punished with the power of his baton the Dodgers starting in the first episode, when he took the ball from the field before the opener Ross Stripling shipments.
In the fifth inning the ball disappeared from the field when responding to the shots of the Dominican relay Pedro Báez, leading two runners ahead.
Rookie Ranger Bryan Reynolds hit four corners for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5, for whom Aguilar also provided a pair of homers.
From the mound, the victory was credited to the Dominican relay Francisco Liriano (3-1), who worked on a complete episode.
The Venezuelan closer Felipe Vázquez (20) scored a save in one inning and a third.
Aguilar (8) hit a pair of homers, starting the punishment against the Pirates in the fifth inning, solitary, by overcoming the work of opener Joe Musgrove.
The Venezuelan reconnected in the seventh inning, again against Musgrove, with a teammate ahead, but in the end his contribution could not avoid the defeat suffered by the Brewers.
Dominican starter Ivan Nova pitched five innings and two-thirds and first baseman Jose Abreu and Dominican Ranger Eloy Jimenez homered with the Chicago White Sox, who defeated the Cubs 3-1 in interleague series play.
Nova (4-7) pitched five innings and two-thirds, accepted five hits, walked one and retired four batters down the punch line to win.
The Dominican pitcher faced 23 batters with 95 pitches, 61 of which traveled to the strike zone and left at 5.58 his ERA.
While on the offense, Abreu (21) threw the ball off the field in the fifth inning, with no teammates on the road, when two outs were recorded in the episode.
Jimenez (16) sent the ball to the street in the fourth episode, leading a teammate on the trails.
For the Cachorros, second baseman Robel García (2) connected back in the seventh inning, solo.
Puerto Rican catcher Christian Vázquez blew the hedge and the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-3.
Vazquez (14) hit a full return drive in the second inning to catch the pitches sent by Dominican starter Gregory Soto, with a partner on the trails for the Red Sox, who “swept” the series of three against the Tigers.
Venezuelan second baseman Rougned Odor hit a good homer for three runs in the 11th and the Texas Rangers won 4-1 to the Minnesota Twins.
In the eleventh inning, Odor (13) sent the ball into the street leading two runners on the circuit to catch the pitches of the Dominican relay Adalberto Mejía, having two outs in the episode.
Ranger Victor Robles hit four corners and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in interleague series play.
Robles (13) hit a full return drive in the seventh inning, with no runners ahead.
Ranger Jay Bruce hit two home runs, starter Aaron Nola did not accept a run until the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies won 8-3 to the New York Mets, for whom emerging Cuban hitter Adeiny Hechavarria hit a full back.
Hechavarria (5) threw the ball to the other side of the wall in the ninth inning, with no people on the road.