Jose Abreu He moved to fifth in the batting order and first base to face the starting pitchers Jordan Lyles.
On the plate for the first three visits Abreu He hit the ground first and struck twice, while his final strike was a different story.
He got the reliever in the bottom of the eighth inning Taylor Clarke with negative score 3-2 and with Kyle Tucker in the intermediate stage
After a deficit of one ball and two strokes Clarke missed a 95 mph fastball that was out of the zone and impacted Mankind Jose Abreu particularly on his left elbow.
Although Cuban had no protection in that area, the situation did not escalate and he took first base after running and kicking the bat.
This is the fifth time Jose Abreu is taken during the regular season MLB although it remains far behind the 2022 value (12).
Likewise in the 2021 season when he played for White socks He received the most hits of his career (22).
On the other hand, in eight out of ten seasons Jose Abreu topped double digits in that department, data from ESPN.
Tough defeat for José Abreu and Houston
After the unfortunate action, the reliever of Kansas City He managed to recover and get the remaining two outs of the inning and later dominated the 9th through Jeremy Rock, Mauricio Dubon already Jose Altuve with a few fly balls and a ground ball to shortstop, so the Royals win 3-2.
This way, Clarke scored his third save of the year while Lyles took the win (5-17, 6.24) and JP France conceded defeat (11-6, 3.83).