C Albert Cordero (pictured at right) broke a 2-2 tie with a homer, his fifth of the year and later added an RBI double.
It's splits time again:
1st half: 45 games, 155 AB: .219/.247/.297 6 2B, 2 HR - 22.7% K
1nd half: 31 games, 120 AB: .317/.339/.442 4 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR - 12.1% K
He seems to get better every day. I'm just going to keep repeating these until everyone realizes that the 21-year old is legit.
RF Rafael Fernandez was 2-5 with a pair of doubles, including a three-run shot that put the game out of reach in the bottom the eighth, turning a 4-2 game into a 7-2 contest. After hitting .126 (10-for-79) from June 29 through July 22, Fernandez has come alive in the last 10 games going .333 (13-for-39) with six doubles and a triple for a .513 slugging percentage.
I didn't think Yohan Almonte had his good command, but fought his way through six innings, fanning six and walking three.