This Tuesday, May 22, the Houston Astros begin a three-game series at Great American Family Field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The visitors began by scoring five runs in five innings against rival starter Corbin burns. Corey Jules, Martin Maldonado, Mauricio Dubon and Jordan Alvarez each hit a home run, all with a clean base.
Cuban came down on a straight cut in the lower field. The ball left the bat at 110 mph and traveled 425 feet. Tonight marked the first time Jordan Alvarez faced the 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner in the majors.
He faced left-handed reliever Hobie Milner in the sixth inning with one out and the bases loaded. The one from Las Tunas hit the first pitch, a sinker up center at 89.4 mph. The ball had a muzzle velocity of 102.7 mph and traveled 383 feet through left-center field.
Yordon is doing well for all the bands.
With the hit he cleared the bases, drove in another four to reach five in the match, and put the score at 10 for one in his team’s favor.
This is the fourth Grand Slam of his career since making his debut in 2019. With that number he tied Kevin Bass, Craig Biggio, Alex Bregman and César Cedeño for ninth place in Astros franchise history. The leader is Carlos Lee with seven.
Regarding Cubans, he tied for 10th place with José Abreu, Yonder Alonso, Aledimis Díaz and Kendrys Morales.
Tonight is his 14th career multihomer game in the majors. He is 8th among Cuban-born players, and George Springer has reached 5th in Houston.
According to Sarah Langes’ statistics, 14 games with two or more home runs is the second most by any player in the first 410 games of his career. Gary Sanchez accumulated the same amount and only Ralph Kiner surpassed him with 17.
Let’s see Jordan Alvarez’s Grand Slam
🚨🇨🇺 YORDAN ÁLVAREZ: HR CON BASES LLENAS pic.twitter.com/f9Z8MA1Dbn
— Jerry Díaz 🇨🇺 (@Jerryto94) May 23, 2023
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