The Cuban guy Yasmani Grandal shot a quadrangular to tie the action in the eighth inning and andrew vaughn hit a two-run double in the ninth to get the Chicago White Sox they will fold 3-2 to the Houston Astrosdefending champions World Seriesat the start of the baseball season of the Big leagues.
The stars seemed poised to win on the opening day of the season of MLBreaching the eighth inning with a run lead (1-0), but Grandalwith two out on the board, detonated his bat before a pitch from the Dominican reliever Rafael Montero.
He sent the ball over the right field wall of the Minute Maid Park of Houston, matching the score 1-1.
The attack of the White socks continued in the ninth act, when with men in the corners, Vaughn hit a liner that went deep into center field, earning him a double producer of two annotations against the closer Ryan Pressley.
The victory, the first for the Cuban Pedro Grifol as leader of the White Sox, it was recorded in his record by the reliever kendall gravemanby completing a chapter without errors to finalize the surprise result for those of the Windy City.
The save for the winners went to the Dominican right-hander reynaldo lopezwho took responsibility for finishing the match in the absence of the starting closer liam hendrikswho is in cancer treatment.
The Cuban guy Yordan Alvarez chartered a homers lonely in the ninth inning and scored both runs for the stars at the match.
The home run was first home run of the season for Álvarez and the 99th of his major league career.
The stars They had a good presentation by their stellar starter, the Dominican Framber Valdezwho went without a decision after pitching five scoreless innings and collect six strikeouts.
In the absence of the Venezuelan jose altuvewho is out with a broken right hand, the Astros, except for alvarezthey found themselves out of rhythm and were limited to just four hits, with a lone extra-base hit.
The White socks they had the contribution of the Cuban gardener Louis Robert Jr.who finished with two unstoppables and one scored, while his compatriot Joan Moncada added a hit.
In another game on the opening day of Big leaguesthe los angeles dodgers of the mexican Julio Urías They imposed themselves 2-8 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on his debut, which he opened with the ‘Culichi’ on the hill of responsibilities from where he only received four hits for two runs, which came spread over the first two innings of the game.
The Cuban naturalized Mexican, Randy Arozarenaalso opened 2023 with a win for his ninth, driving in one of four runs scored by the Tampa Bay Rays in the victory 4-0 Over the Detroit Tigers.
The receiver also shone Alexander Kirk of the toronto blue jayswho drove in two runs on the same hit to add to the tight slate of 9-8 that gave victory to the Canadians in their visit to the St. Louis Cardinals.
He Opening Day 2023 Major League Baseball ended with the following results:
Rockies 7-2 Padres
Angels 1-2 Athletics
Guardians 0-3 Sailors
Diamondbacks 2-8 Dodgers
Braves 7-2 Nationals
Giants 0-5 Yankees
Orioles 10-9 Red Sox
Brewers 0-4 Cubs
Tigers 0-4 Rays
Phillies 7-11 Rangers
Twins 2-0 Royals
Meters 5-3 Marlins
Pirates 5-4 Reds
Blue Jays 10-9 Cardinals
White Sox 3-2 Astros
(With information from EFE)