Despaigne On Homerun Tear in Cuba

Alfredo Despaigne is on another homerun tear.  He went 4 for 4 going deep twice in the Stallions 16-3 thrashing of Pinar del Rio.  The Stallions clubbed five homeruns in the knockout that only went six and a half innings because of the ten run rule.  This gives him four homeruns in his last three games, with 12 runs driven in.  He has five homeruns in his last five games with 15 runs driven in.  He now has 26 homeruns for the season, seven away from the record set by Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Abreu at 33 with over 30 games left to play in the season.  As locked in as Alfredo is he could surpass the 33 homerun figure by the end of the week.  The closest pursuers to him in the homerun race are the All Star homerun derby winner Hector Olivera with 17 and Jose Abreu who also has 17.

In other Cuban action, Villa Clara kept pace with Las Tunas with a 2-0 win over second place Industriales.  Both teams are tied for first place in the West.  Matanzas could not take advantage of the Industriales loss, losing to Sancti Spiritus 10-3.  They still maintain a half game lead over the Industriales in the East.

Myworld will try to bring you a more detailed update of the Cuban League at the end of the week.

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