Fernando Tatis III hit a bases loaded homerun, leading the San Diego Padres to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks seven runs by two. The star shortstop gave his “grand slam” in the second inning to southpaw Caleb Smith.
Tatis III, overall, was 2-0, walked and drove in four laps. Teammate Manny Machado went 3-0 and reliever Miguel Diaz pitched two one-hit innings and fanned the breeze to two.
For Arizona, Keitel Marte, playing center field, hit a hit in two at-bats.
Rafael Devers and Yairo Muños homered and produced two touchdowns each as the Boston Red Sox crushed the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3.
In total, they both batted 3-1. Dominican outfielders César Puello and Jeisson Rosario went 1-0.
Joel Payamps from Santiago retired all three batters he faced, including two via strikeout.
For Tampa, Bruján shot 1-1, with one RBI and one scored. Christian Adames and Francisco Mejía 2-1, Manuel Margot 2-0 and Wánder Franco 3-0.
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Ronald Guzman hit a solo home run as the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox tied at five touchdowns.
The powerful Dominican first baseman hit his homer in the only turn he consumed in the match.
For the White Sox, Leury Garcia 1-0.
Infielder Willy Castro went 2-2, including his second homers of the preseason and imposed three runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates six to one.
For the Pirates, Gregory Polando 3-0. Erik González 2-0 and
César Valdez debuted so effective in the 2021 MLB preseason, but sharper than in the shortened 2020 season, an effectiveness that he maintained in his brief participation last winter, including the Caribbean Series last February.
The Baltimore Orioles right-hander (and the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican winter league), made his first appearance on the spring field Oropendola, striking out all three batters he faced from the dreaded New York Yankees, who nonetheless fought back. they took the victory 4-2 runs on the road.
Valdez, a 35-year veteran who relies on his intelligence to dominate breaking pitches, has had to jump oceans of time to only climb to the majors three times in 10 years.
For the Yankees, Luis Andújar 3-0.
Jeff McNeil sent a home run in the second inning and the New York Mets shut out the Houston Astros 2-0.
McNeil landed his four-corner kick to Dominican left-hander Framber Valdez, who bit the dust of the loss.
That was all Valdez (0-1) allowed in two acts, in which he struck out two. Teammate Cristian Javier pitched two scoreless innings, walked one and struck out two.
For the Mets, Jeremy Peña and Ronny Mauricio 2-0.