The Dominican Jorge Polanco commanded this Monday the victory of the Minnesota Twins (8 to 3) over the Boston Red Sox.
At the top of the 3rd. inning, the 28-year-old infielder hit a two-run homer to extend the lead (4-0) to Minnesota.
Polanco had no problem getting past Fenway Park's dreaded "Green Monster" after deciphering a slow delivery from starter Rich Hill that stayed in the power zone.
Polanco's connection to the southpaw Hill clocked an exit speed of 101.3 miles per hour and traveled 369, he said. Baseball Savant.
The 42-year-old veteran pitcher took the mound Monday despite the fact that his father, Lloyd Hill Sr., passed away last Friday.
According to the news agency EFE, the fourth largest in the world, for Hill to launch this Monday was something special, since his father, a war veteran, participated in 37 editions of the marathon that the city carries out.
Later, the Dominican completed his task by connecting a single and taking two more teammates to the cave.
In this game, played earlier than usual due to the aforementioned marathon, Jorge Polanco went 5-2, with four RBIs and one run scored.
The victory of the commitment went to Dylan Bundy, second of the year, after a job of five and a third innings.
During his 71-pitch presentation, Bundy allowed only one run and struck out six opponents.
With this win, Minnesota is two games under .500 (4-6) and ranks 4th. in the Central Division of the American League.