Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi endorsed Mike Minor with homers and the Royals of Kansas City they were imposed on Thursday by 6-1 to the Oakland Athletics to stop a five-game losing streak.
The Royals managed to beat the Dominican Frankie Montas (6-6), who signed a 6 1/3 innings with three runs, two of them earned, on five hits and fanned seven without walking.
The win went to Minor (5-3), who struck out eight and walked in seven solid innings with three hits and an earned run. His offensive was late.
Hunter Dozier leveled the score in the seventh with a double and Kelvin Gutierrez followed with a two-run single that put Kansas City ahead.
Cuban Soler hit a two-run homer in the eighth and Benintendi added a solo later. Both sluggers contributed to a major victory for the Royals, who lost 22-5 in a three-game sweep while visiting the Angels.
For the Royals, the Dominicans Carlos Santana 4-1; Kelvin Gutiérrez 4-2, with two RBIs. Venezuelan Salvador Pérez 4-1, with one scored. Cuban Jorge Soler 3-1, with two runs scored and two RBIs. For the Athletics, the Venezuelan Elvis Andrus 2-0.
Results and offensive performance of the Dominicans
· Mariners 3, Tigres 8; Dominicans on the offensive did not participate in the match.
· Braves 3, Phillies 4; for Atlanta the Dominican Abraham Almonte 4-0 and for Philadelphia Jean Segura of 5-3 with three RBIs.
· Brewers 7, Cincinnati 2; by Milwaukee Willy Adames 5-2 with one RBI and two runs; Freddy Peralta 1-0; Pablo Reyes 1-0 while for the Cincinnati, Dominicans did not participate on offense. On the mound, good work by Freddy Peralta, but he comes out without a decision; Luis Castillo (2-9), bore the defeat.
· Dodgers 6, Pirates 3; by. Dodgers did not participate Dominicans on offense and for Pittsburgh, Erik Gonzalez 3-1 with an RBI.
· Astros 8, Red Sox 12; for Houston there were no Dominicans on offense and for Boston Rafael Devers 5-2 with two runs scored.
· Rockies 4, Marlins 11; for Colorado the Dominican Raimel Tapia of 4-1 with a run scored and for Miami, Starling Marte of 5-4 with an RBI and two runs scored; José Devers 3-2 with one produced and two runs; Lewin Diaz 1-0 with a run scored.
· Blue Jays 2, White Sox 5; for Toronto the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-1 with a run scored; Teoscar Hernández 4-1; Santiago Espinal 3-2 and Chicago W. Sox Yermín Mercedes 4-2 with a run scored; Leury Garcia 3-1.
· NY. Yankees 5, Twins 7; by NY. Yankees the Dominicans Miguel Andújar 3-2 with a run scored; Gary Sánchez 4-1 and Minnesota Nelson Cruz 2-2 with four RBIs and one scored; Jorge Polanco 4-1 with a run scored; Miguel Sanó 4-1 with a run scored; Gilberto Celestino 4-1.
· Royals 6, Athletics 1; for Kansas the Dominicans Carlos Santana 4-1; Kelvin Gutiérrez 4-2, with two RBIs and for Oakland, Dominicans did not participate on offense.
· Giants and Nationals, postponed due to rain.