Puerto Rico Series 2018
Game 1 Following a busy day of giving back to the Puerto Rican community, it was time for both teams to suit up and prepare for the first game of the two game set. With the crowd packed into the historic Hiram Bithorn Stadium in the capital San Juan, Puerto Rico's own Bernie Williams serenaded the crowd with both the Puerto Rican anthem, “La Boriqueña” and the “Star-Spangled Banner”. Lindor sent the home crowd into mayhem when he sent a two-run homerun into the right field bleachers to put the Indians on top.
Game 2 Prior to first pitch, the Major League Baseball Players Trust represented by Francisco Lindor, Corey Kluber, Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar, presented a $200,000 grant to Feeding America for its ongoing disaster relief efforts on the island. The grant will benefit four food banks with service areas directly affected by the storms in Florida and Puerto Rico. In addition to purchasing food and supplies, a portion of the Players Trust grant will help underwrite additional local staff support for Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico, a member of Feeding America. For the game itself turned into a 16-inning pitcher's duel. Berríos threw seven scoreless innings against the strong Indians lineup. Tied up at one run a piece, it was a walk-off single from Twins outfielder Ryan LaMarre in the bottom of the 16th that scored Eddie Rosario and sent the fans home happy. At the conclusion of the trip, Twins and Indians players showed gratitude for the Puerto Ricans' hospitality and the opportunity to bring attention to the struggles Puerto Rico continues to face.
What a great atmosphere tonight! Thank you to all the fans in Puerto Rico for such a treat. Let's get another W tomorrow night #PuertoRicoSeries 🇵🇷— Corey Kluber (@CKluber) April 18, 2018
Gracias Puerto Rico! Fue un sueño hecho realidad jugar ante todos ustedes! Quiero darle las gracias a todas esas personas que pusieron su granito de arena para que todo esto se diera! Super agradecido por todo el apoyo! 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷💯💯💯💯💯 nos vemos Pronto Los amo PR! @lindor12bc #orgullosodeserboricua🇵🇷 #puertoricoseries #queserepitaprontoporfavor #isladelencanto #indians