Hicks home run as Lions beat Giants

SAN PEDRO DE MACORÍS, Dominican Republic (AP) – Aaron Hicks debuted with his first home run in the Dominican Baseball League to lead the Leones del Escogido offense in their 6-0 victory over the Gigantes del Cibao on Sunday.

The New York Yankees center fielder was 4-2 with a home run and two RBIs while Aderlin Rodríguez was 5-2 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Lions’ attack, for which the wake Albert Pujols he went 4-1.

Victor Santos (3-0) had a sharp two-inning breakout with two strikeouts to score the win, while the reverse went to Tyler Alexander (2-3) after allowing four runs and five hits in four innings and one third.

In La Romana, Jeremy Peña and Domingo Leyba hit RBI singles in the 11th inning to give the Estrellas Orientales a 6-4 victory over the Toros del Este.

Gerson Moreno (2-0) retired a blank inning to claim the win, while the setback went to Alfredo Simón’s record after allowing two touchdowns and three hits in one episode.

In Santo Domingo, a solid start by César Valdez propelled the Tigres del Licey to a 6-1 victory over the Águilas Cibaeñas.

Valdez (3-1) covered six innings shooting just four hits and a run with seven strikeouts to score the win, and Justin Nicolino (0-1) lost after allowing two hits and two touchdowns in one 1/3 inning.

On offense, Dawell Lugo of 4-3 with two RBIs, Aristides Aquino of 4-2 with an RBI and Hanley Ramírez of 4-2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Estrellas Orientales lead the circuit with a 16-10 mark, followed by Gigantes del Cibao (14-12), Águilas Cibaeñas (13-13), Leones del Escogido (12-14), Tigres del Licey (12-14) and Toros from the East (11-15).


Tigres de Aragua surpass Sharks and win seven victories in Venezuela

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) .- Alexi Amarista hit a one-run RBI double and scored on an RBI single by Denis Phipps in the top of the 10th inning, and the Aragua Tigres finished beating the Sharks 5-3. La Guiara in additional innings to chain his seventh consecutive victory in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Amarista went 5-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, and Henry Rodriguez added a one-run RBI double to stand out in the winners’ attack.

The victory went to Ronald Belisario (5-0) with two blank innings in relief work, and the setback went to the record of Jorgan Cavaneiro (2-2), after allowing two scores and three hits in his relief of only two-thirds input.

Also in La Guiara, a six-score attack in the fourth inning resulted in the victory of the Caracas Leones 8-7 over the Cardenales de Lara, in a duel that they began losing by five laps.

Aldrem Corredor drove in two runs with a double, Ronny Cedeño went 2-for-5 with an RBI, while César Valera, Yosmany Guerra and Wilfredo Tovar had two RBI singles to lead the Lions’ offense.

Carlos Quevedo won (1-0) despite allowing three runs and six hits in two innings and two thirds thanks to the support of his offense, and lost Jackson Stephens (3-2), punished with six touchdowns in just three innings and a third of labor.

In Valencia, the Águilas del Zulia unleashed an explosive 18 hit offense en route to a landslide 13-4 victory over the Navegantes del Magallanes.

Kenedy Corona went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and six RBIs to be the great figure in the Eagles’ offense, which also featured Ali Castillo who went 4-3 with a two-R homer, Ángel Reyes 6-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and José Herrera 6-2 with a solo homer.

Yohan Piño (2-1) was dominant with six scoreless innings of just one hit and three strikeouts to win the game, and Jorge Rondón (0-2) lost it, after allowing one run and two hits in two innings.

In Puerto La Cruz, Heiker Meneses negotiated a walk with the box full to crown a three-touchdown attack in the bottom of the ninth inning, with which the Caribes de Anzoátegui left Margarita’s Braves on the ground and escaped with a 4-3 win.

Herlis Rodríguez reached base on pick play and drove in the first run of the attack with a grounder by first base that allowed Luis Sardinas to score from third base, while Niuman Romero drove in one more with a sacrifice fly after a single by Grandes Ligas Asdrúbal Cabrera had placed Rodríguez at third base. Melvin Acosta received intentional base to fill the pads leaving the stage set for the final turn of Meneses.

With the results of this day, Navegantes del Magallanes lead the circuit with a 19-10 mark followed by Bravos de Margarita (17-12), Tigres de Aragua (17-13), Cardenales de Lara (15-14), Leones del Caracas (15-15), Caribes de Anzoátegui (12-17), Águilas del Zulia (12-18) and Tiburones de La Guaira (11-19).


RA12 league victories with triumph over Carolina in Puerto Rico

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) .- The RA12 took advantage of the defensive inaccuracies of the Caguas Criollos to score three runs in the same first inning, en route to their second straight victory this Sunday by 4-2 over the Carolina Giants in La Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico.

Roberto Enriquez was 3-2 with a solo homer and two runs scored, while Abdiel Ayer went 4-1 with an RBI and an RBI to stand out in the winners’ attack.

Juan Aponte (1-1) scored the victory with a sharp relief of three blank innings of just one single and two strikeouts, while the reverse went to the record of Freddie Cabrera (1-3), after allowing five hits and four runs, just one clean, in five episodes.

In San Juan, a wild pitch by reliever Fernando Cruz at the top of the ninth inning allowed Jancarlos Cintrón to drop from third base with the winning run of the Criollos de Caguas 4-3 victory over the Cangrejeros. de Santurce with which they climbed to first place in the standings.

Jonathan Morales drove in one run with a sacrifice fly, Aaron Whitefield drove in yet another with a single and Johneswhy Fargas drove in one more with another single to bring everything to the offense for the winners.

The victory corresponded to Ricardo Gómez (1-0) with one and a third innings without allowing runs and two strikeouts, and Fernando Cruz (0-1) lost after allowing the run of the difference in his one-chapter relief.

Criollos de Caguas lead the circuit with a 9-5 mark, followed by Indios de Mayagüez and Cangrejeros de Santurce (10-6), Gigantes de Carolina (5-10) and RA12 (4-11).


Tomateros champions breathe with triumph over Guasave in the Mexican Pacific

GUASAVE, Mexico (AP) .- Ramiro Peña broke a tie with a double RBI in the top of the eleventh inning and later scored thanks to an RBI singles by Joey Meneses to secure an important 3-1 victory for the current two-time champions this Sunday. Tomateros de Culiacán circuit over the Algodoneros de Guasave, which helps them keep fighting in a difficult second round that has endangered their qualification for the postseason of the Mexican Pacific League

Meneses went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Sebastián Elizalde hit a solo home run to stand out in the Tomateros attack.

Zach Hartam (4-3) retired two scoreless innings to win the game, and Jesús García (1-2) lost it, after conceding two touchdowns in two-thirds of the inning.

In Jalisco, Félix Pérez was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, including an RBI single in the seventh inning that broke a tie and gave the Charros a 6-5 victory over the Mayos de Navojoa.

Veteran Agustín Murillo hit a two-run homer to round out the Charros attack.

David Richardson (3-2) retired 1 1/3 innings to win the game, while star Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth with two strikeouts and no runs allowed for the save. The setback went to the record of Fabian Anguamea (2-2), after allowing the run of the difference in his work of two thirds.

At Los Mochis, Alberto Carreón batted 4-2 with an RBI to support the brilliant work of Cristian Castillo, and the Sultanes de Monterrey defeated the Cañeros 2-0.

Castillo (2-3) completed six powerful scoreless innings throwing a five-hitter to win the game, and Kyle Friedrichs (0-1) lost it, despite allowing only one run and four hits in five innings.

In Obregón, Michael Wing was 4-2 with a double, a home run and four RBIs, Kristian Delgado was 3-3 with a triple, a home run and two RBIs and Víctor Mendoza had four hits with two RBIs on the dresser. victory of the Yaquis by 8-5 over the Águilas de Mexicali.

Luis Escobar (4-5) won the game with five 1/3 innings of work in which he allowed three runs and five hits, and Thomas Melgarejo (2-1) lost, after allowing three runs and five hits in four innings.

In Hermosillo, Julian León responded with a two-run RBI single to break a tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Naranjeros defeated the Venados de Mazatlán 6-4.

In the second round Águilas lead the circuit with a 9-6 record, followed by Venados (8-7), Algodoneros (8-7), Mayos (8-7), Naranjeros (8-7), Yaquis (8-7) ), Sultanes (7-7), Tomateros (7-8), Charros (6-8) and Cañeros (5-10).


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