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Canó leads Estrellas Orientales to triumph

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A great night by Robinson Canó allowed the Estrellas Orientales to stop a three-win streak for the Gigantes del Cibao, crushing them 8-0 on Thursday in the Dominican Baseball League.

The former Major League Baseball player went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, and the Stars tightened the leaderboard in the Round Robin that defines the two finalists.

Junior Lake was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Gustavo Nunez was 4-2 with two RBIs.

Four pitchers combined to launch a shutout allowing just two hits. The victory corresponded to the Taiwanese Wei-Chieh Huang (1-0) with three innings without admitting hits or runs and with two strikeouts. The setback went to the record of Enny Romero (0-1), punished with four touchdowns and five hits in three and two-thirds episodes.

In Santiago De Los Caballeros, a three-run attack in the third inning resulted in the Águilas Cibaeñas 3-1 victory over the Tigres del Licey.


Ramón Torres was 4-1 with two RBIs, Jimmy Paredes was 4-2 with two doubles and an RBI, while Juan Lagares was 4-2 with a double and an RBI.

The Eagles won for the first time this postseason.

Jhan Martinez (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts as a reliever to score the win. Brandon Lawson (1-0) was the loser after allowing three touchdowns and five hits in three innings.

The Giants lead the Round Robin with a 3-1 record, followed by Tigres (2-2), Estrellas (2-2) and Aguilas (1-3).

VENEZUELA

Juniel Querecuto hit a two-run RBI single to cap a three-run attack in the fifth inning, and the Lara Cardinals defeated the Navegantes del Magallanes 4-2, who lost undefeated in the round robin that will define the finalists of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.

Luis Madero (1-0) scored the victory with a three-inning blank relay with three strikeouts. He lost starter Robert Zarate (0-1), after allowing three touchdowns and seven hits in four innings.

In Puerto La Cruz, the reigning Caribbean champions of Anzoátegui unleashed an offense of 14 hits to defeat the Leones del Caracas 8-6 and chain their third victory.

Niuman Romero was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, Balbino Fuenmayor went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and Victor Reyes was 4-for-4 with three doubles, one RBI and three runs scored.

Ángel Guillén (1-0) retired two-thirds of the inning and benefited from the offense of his teammates to take the victory. The setback went to Ricardo Rodríguez (0-1), after allowing two touchdowns in his relief of just a third of an inning.

Navigators and Caribs lead the round robin with a 3-1 record, followed by the Cardinals (2-2), Leones (1-3) and Tigers (1-3).

PUERTO RICO

Despite being swept away in a doubleheader of games shortened to seven innings, the Carolina Giants benefited from an RA12 loss to the Santurce Cangrejeros to qualify for the postseason.

With this, the four invited to the semifinals of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League have been defined.

Jan Hernández hit a solo home run, Alexis Torres added a three-run, two-run homer in attack in the bottom of the eighth, and the Cangrejeros defeated RA12 6-3, eliminating the competition.

Rubén Castro had hit a home run with one on board in the seventh inning to tie the score for the Cangrejeros.

Xavier Cedeño (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to win the game. Alexander Castro (1-2) lost it, after allowing one run and two hits in one and two-thirds inning.

Cangrejeros reliever Fernando Cruz pitched a blank inning in the game and now has 49 1/3 innings without allowing a run, a streak that dates back to 2018. Cruz was just one out from the all-time mark in the power of José de la Torre, who added 49 episodes and two-thirds without allowing races between 2013 and 2017 with the Criollos de Caguas.

In Carolina, the Criollos scored two victories in their visit to the Giants, and they threaten the leadership of the Indios de Mayagüez.

Earlier in the day, Nelson Velázquez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, and Engel Beltré hit a three-run homer in the sixth to guide the Criollos to an 8-4 victory.

Christian Torres (3-0) won the game with a scoreless inning in relief work. Ramesis Rosa (2-1) lost, punished with three touchdowns in his one-inning work.

In the second game of the day, Nelson Vázquez was 3-for-1 with two RBIs and Rey Fuentes added a one-run RBI double to stand out in the Criollos’ 5-2 victory.

Julio Morales won (5-0) with two blank innings in relief work, and José Cruz lost (2-2), after allowing three touchdowns and four hits in five 2/3 innings.

Mayagüez leads the circuit with a record of 18-9, followed by Caguas (19-11), Santurce (17-14) and Carolina (12-18) already classified, RA12 (8-21) is eliminated.

MEXICO

Marco Jaime responded with an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to break a tie and the Algodoneros de Guasave defeated the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón 5-4 to win the best-of-seven series by four games to one and qualify for the semifinals of the Mexican Pacific League.

Miguel Guzmán stood out in the Algodoneros’ attack by hitting 4-2 with two RBIs, while Ramón Ríos was 6-4 with a double, one RBI and one scored.

Matt Pobereyko (1-0) struck out three in his two-inning scoreless relief to win the game. Carlos Machorro (0-1) took the loss after admitting the race of the difference in two thirds of entry of labor.

In Monterrey, the Sultans survived another dramatic encounter when Fernando Pérez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning that left the Naranjeros de Hermosillo sprawled on the ground, gave the Sultanes a long-suffering 6-5 win in which they They advanced 3-2 in the best-of-seven series for a place in the semifinals.

Anthony Giansanti hit a three-touch homer, Aldo Flores had an RBI with a double and Gilberto Galaviz was 3-2 with a RBI to support the winners’ offense.

Luis Gámez (1-0) scored the victory with a blank inning in relief work, and Kenneth Sigman (0-1) lost, after allowing three hits and the difference run in one inning.

In Mexicali, a five-score attack in the sixth inning was decisive in the Charros de Jalisco’s 6-2 victory over the Águilas de Mexicali, taking a three-game lead against two in the best-of-seven series and they moved one win away from the semifinals.

Japhet Amador hit a solo home run, Missael Rivera drove in two runs with a double and Manny Rodríguez, Agustín Murillo and Félix Pérez each hit one-run RBI singles to lead the Charros offense.

Javier Solano (1-0) covered seven solid innings throwing five-hitters and two runs with four strikeouts for the win, while the backhand went to Miguel Peña’s (0-1) record after allowing three touchdowns and four hits on five and a third innings.

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