Intense rivalry Dominican and Venezuela

After the extraordinary duel of twelve episodes that they starred in front of 34 thousand 276 people in the Monumental “Simón Bolívar” stadium in Caracas, on Sunday, which yielded a 3-2 victory for the hosts, Leones del Caracas and Tigres de Licey left so Pleasant impression, that the fans are anxious to see them again in the next phase of the 65th edition of the Caribbean Series.

Representatives of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League largely dominate their counterparts from the Dominican Republic circuit in the last ten editions of the Caribbean Series, with a total of seven wins in nine matches.

But among the two successes achieved by the Dominicans is the 9-3 victory that the Toros del Este scored against the Cardenales de Lara, in the match for the title of the 2020 edition, played at the Hiram Bithorn stadium in San Juan. from Puerto Rico.

With the new format implemented since 2015, in which a title game is played, there were no meetings between clubs from these two countries in the Panama 2019 and Santo Domingo 2022 series.

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Teams from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela have been cultivating an intense rivalry in the Caribbean for 53 years since the second stage began in 1970.

Until last Sunday they had a total of 94 matches, of which the Dominicans have won fifty and the Venezuelans have emerged successful on 44 occasions.

Before Sunday’s match, Leones and Tigres had exactly half a century without playing a challenge on Caracas soil since the 1973 series, in which they divided with a 6-2 victory in the first match for the long-haired men and a 9-5 revenge against the Bengalis on the second date.

In total, Caracas and Licey have held seven clashes in four February classics: (1973, 1-1), (1978, 1-1), 2006 (Caracas dominated 2-0) and the one on February 5.



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