Eastern stars hold off Giants in Dominican baseball

Sander Pimentel hit a three-run pinch-hitting homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Estrellas de Orientales took a dramatic 6-4 victory over the Gigantes del Cibao, who saw a four-game winning streak snapped, in the activity. of the round robin that defines the finalists of the Dominican Professional Baseball League.

Major League Baseball stellar veteran Robinson Canó hit a two-run RBI double and Yamaico Navarro went 3-1 with an RBI to round out the winners’ offense.

Fernando Abad (2-0) retired a blank episode with two fans to win the match. Ryan Kussmaul lost (1-1) after allowing three runs in his two-thirds inning relief.

At Santiago de los Caballeros, Eric Filia hit a two-run RBI double and Luis Valenzuela added a one-run RBI double to propel the Aguilas Cibaeñas to a 4-1 victory over the Tigres del Licey.

Wandy Peralta (1-0) retired 1 1/3 innings without allowing a score to take the victory, while the setback went to the record of Génesis Cabrera (0-1), punished with three runs in his one-chapter relief.

With seven games to play in the round robin, Gigantes del Cibao lead the round robin with a 8-3 record, followed by Tigres del Licey (5-6), Estrellas Orientales (5-6) and Águilas Cibaeñas (4 -7).


Agustín Ruiz hit a three-run homer to cap a four-touchdown attack in the top of the eighth inning and the Charros de Jalisco reversed a deficit to defeat the Sultans of Monterrey 5-2 and take a 3-2 lead in the series. to the best of seven for a pass the Final Series of the Mexican Pacific League.

Jared Wilson (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in his one-inning relief to win the game. The defeat went to Juan Ramón Noriega (0-1), after conceding a run in two-thirds of the inning of work.

In Culiacán, the Algodoneros de Guasave attacked with five touchdowns in the same first inning en route to a 7-2 victory over the Tomateros de Culiacán, to survive in the best-of-seven series that still lose by two games against three.

Ángel Erro hit 4-2 with two doubles and two RBIs, Ramón Ríos went 4-2 with a triple and an RBI and Arturo Rodríguez went 3-2 with a RBI and two runs to lead the Algodoneros attack. .

Geno Encina (1-0) covered seven innings throwing a five-hitter ball and two runs with five strikeouts to take the victory, while the loss went to the record of Manny Bañuelos (1-1), punished with seven touchdowns and eight hits in three chapters and a third of work.


Rayder Alcano hit a bases-loaded home run, Leonardo Reginatto hit 3-2 with two RBIs and Arturo Nieto went 3-1 with two RBIs to propel the Navegantes del Magallanes to a 12-3 victory over the Anzoátegui Caribs in the activity of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

José Martinez (1-0) retired two blank innings and benefited from his team’s offense to win the game, and was lost by Henry Centeno (2-1), punished with five touchdowns and seven hits in two and two-thirds innings .

At Maracay, Denis Phipps hit an RBI single in the bottom of the twelfth inning to give the Tigres de Aragua a dramatic 5-4 victory over the Leones del Caracas.

Ronald Belisario (1-0) retired a blank inning to score the victory, while the loss went to the record of Félix Carvallo (0-1), after allowing the difference run and three hits in just a third of an inning of work.

With five rounds to go, Cardenales de Lara lead the round of all against all with a 7-3 record, followed by Navegantes del Magallanes (7-4), Caribes de Anzoátegui (6-4), Tigres de Aragua (5-6 ) and Leones del Caracas (1-9).


The Carolina Giants scored three runs in the same first inning to support Oddy Núñez’s solid start, and defeated the Mayagüez Indians 5-3 to cut their best-of-seven semi-final series deficit to one game on two. the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico.

Nunez (1-0) allowed only one run and one hit in his five-inning effort to claim the victory, and Robby Rowland (0-1) lost, after conceding three touchdowns in just one performance inning.

Anthony Garcia was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Bryan Torres was 5-for-4 with an RBI and Brian Navarreto was 2-for-5 with an RBI to lead the winners’ offense.

At Caguas, Jancarlos Cintrón hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth to support a brilliant start by Yordy Cabrera, and the Caguas Criollos took a two-game-to-one lead in their best-of-seven semifinal series.

Cabrera (1-0) completed six scoreless innings shooting five hits and six strikeouts for the win, and Luis Leroy Cruz (0-1) lost, despite allowing only one hit and one run in five solid innings.


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