Cardenales de Lara struck out with 12 runs in an explosive second inning and crushed Leon del Caracas 19-6 in the round-robin round on Thursday, two passes in the final series of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
The Cardinals tied a post-season record with 12 runs in a single inning and came close to the most ever scored in a postseason game, which the team set on January 5, 2021 against the Lions with 22 runs.
Gorkis Hernandez went 3 for 5 with two home runs, one of them with the bases loaded, and finished with seven RBIs to stand out against the Cardinals’ attack. MLB player Odubel Herrera also stood out, going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. In addition, Hernán Pérez went 5–3 with a home run and two RBI and César Hernández went 3–1 with a home run and three RBI.
In Maracay, David Ramos pitched 6 1/3 innings of two-hit ball to lead the Tigres de Aragua to a 7–0 victory over the Navegantes del Magallanes.
Offensively, he allowed two doubles and two runs off Jonathan Mendoza to make it 3–2; Wilson Ramos, 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Carlos Rivero with a solo home run.
Cardenales de Lara and Tigres de Aragua lead the round robin with 2–1 records, followed by León del Caracas (2–2), Navegantes (1–2) and Tiburones (1–2).
The Sultans de Monterrey relied on a solid start from Carlos Vieira to defeat the Algodoneros de Guasave 5–4 and avoid a sweep in the best-of-seven series, in which they still lost 3–1, advancing to the Mexican semi-finals. Pacific League to grow.
Viera pitched five innings of four hits and one run to win the game. The defeat went to Geno Encina’s record after conceding five points in four chapters. On offense, batting champion Roberto Valenzuela, 3–3 produced with two RBIs, and Nico Helsinger, 3–1 with one RBI, stood out.
In Navojoa, Rudy Acosta pitched five innings with three hit ball and the Mayos defeated the Canneros de los Mochis 3–0 to avoid their elimination. The Mayos are down 3-1 in their series.
Olmo Rosario hit a solo home run, while Samar Leyva and Aseel Sánchez each hit singles for the opening offense.
In Mexicali, Miguel Peña pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, and the Águilas tied the series 2–2 with a 2–0 victory over the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregon.
Mexicali’s two runs came in the sixth inning on an RBI hit by Luis Sardinas and a sacrifice fly by Reynaldo Rodríguez.
As a result of the violence that erupted following the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, the former kingpin’s son, the Mexican Pacific League announced the suspension of games between Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Venados de Mazatlán that were to be played in the city. Sinaloa Cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán in Culiacan. The new date will be announced later.