Marcell Ozuna detonates his bat and the Giants tie the Dominican final

Santo Domingo, Jan 18 (EFE) .- Marcell Ozuna showed the enormous power of his wood and this Tuesday he hit a three-run homer, which gave the Cibao Giants their first victory in the final of the Dominican winter baseball championship, by defeating the Eastern Stars 6-3, at the Julián Javier stadium, in San Francisco de Macorís (northwest). With this result, the Giants stopped the chain of consecutive wins for the Stars in the postseason at eight and tied the final series, which is scheduled for the best of seven games, with one victory per side. The Colts had to overcome a two-run deficit, when in the third inning the Greens took the lead taking advantage of the lack of control of the Giants starter, left-hander Tyler Alexander (1-0), who granted three consecutive walks, allowing scored the first round for the visitors, who added one more for a single to Yeremy Peña’s intermediate. The Giants bats put together their winning trot scoring five laps in the closing of that third episode, after two outs, driven by a two-run double by Cuban Henry Urrutia, who was followed by Kelvin Gutiérrez, who took a base on balls , which set the stage for Ozuna’s huge tablazo, against the shipments of Mexican Wilmer Ríos (0-1), who started for the Orientals. Ozuna’s shot was the Giants’ second in the final, both producing three runs. The Stars came closer on the scoreboard in the eighth inning, due to a solo home run by Yamico Navarro, which made the shares 5-3, even in favor of the colts. The Giants regained their three-run lead in the closing of that same chapter, when José Siri, who reached the bases by transfer, went to steal second base, causing a shot by catcher Christian Bethancourt, who could not control the ball. second baseman Gustavo Núñez and that allowed the speedy outfielder to reach third base, from where he scored, for Hanser Alberto’s unstoppable left field. Juan Minaya, who failed to preserve victory in the ninth inning of Monday’s game, fulfilled his goal by retiring all three batters he faced in the last inning of the game without freedom. With Ozuna’s first home run since last January 8, against the Águilas Cibaeñas in the semifinal, at the precise moment to hit the Giants, the colts stopped a chain of five consecutive defeats in the final series. Siri continued his strong performance in the Finals, scoring two of his team’s six runs, firing one hit on two plate appearances and taking two walks. With the series now tied at one victory, both teams will meet this Wednesday in the third game of the final, to be played at the Tetelo Vargas stadium, in San Pedro de Macorís (east). EFE hr/msp

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