Christian Betancourt hit a well-timed RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning and Estrellas Orientales held off Aguilas Cibeñas with a 2-1 win on Thursday to clinch the final berth for the Dominican Baseball League playoffs.
The win, combined with Toros del Este’s loss against Tigres del Lice, gives the Stars a four-game advantage with two games to spare and, therefore, their place in the all-against-all round that defines the two finalists.
In Santo Domingo, César Valdez pitched six shutout innings with four hit balls and five fannings, Sergio Alcantara hit a solo home run and Miles Mastrobuoni added an RBI double in Tigres del Lice’s 3–0 win over Toros del Este , which ended.
At the San Francisco de Macoris, Tanner Anderson allowed three hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings while Elior Hernandez, Erik Gonzalez and Framil Reyes each with one run each in Leon del Escogido’s 3–0 win over the Cibao Giants Single contribution.
With two games remaining in the regular season, Tigres del Licey (31–16), Águilas Cibeñas (32–17), Gigantes del Cibao (24–24) and Estrellas Orientales (22–26) qualified for the four postseasons. Toros del Este (18-30) and León del Escogido (17-31) have been eliminated.
An inspired offensive night from Osvaldo Arcia gave Leones del Caracas an 8–5 victory over Tigres de Aragua, their fourth straight victory that extended their lead in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League.
Arcadia went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and five RBIs and was the catcher for the Lions.
In Puerto La Cruz, Luis Reyes pitched seven and a third scoreless innings with two hits and Neumann Romero hit a solo shot as Caribes de Anzotegui earned a 2–1 victory over Águilas del Zulia, giving the Threads their sixth straight title. accepted defeat. And follow the last.
In Caracas, Carlos Castro hit a two-run home run, Angel Aguilar added a solo home run, and the Tiburones de la Guara defeated the Navegantes del Magallanes 4–0.
At Porlamar, Carlos Pérez went 1-for-3 with two RBI, David Rodríguez went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Tomo Otosaka went 2-for-3, driving in 10 runs in the Bravos de Margarita win. . -5 above the Cardenales de Lara.
Leones lead the circuit with a 29–17 record, followed by Cardenales (27–18), Tiburones (25–19), Navagentes (24–23), Braves (21–23), Tigres (20–26) , Caribs (18–27) and Eagles (18–29).
The Criollos de Caguas exploded with a 12-hit onslaught, including three home runs, to crush Indios de Mayagüez 12–3 and end a six-game winning streak in Puerto Rico’s Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.
Matthew Lugo went 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and four RBIs, Jonathan Morales went 1 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and Edwin Diaz went 2 for 4 with another home run. loaded the offense with three RBIs. Creole.
At Carolina, Héctor Hernández completed five innings allowing three hits and one run, Magneris Sierra hit a two-run RBI single and Centaurus Cangrejeros beat the Gigantes 2–1.
In San Juan, Greg Minear allowed one run in five innings in which he struck out six opponents, Ricky De La Torre went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Jesse Escara went 1 for 2 with two RBIs as Leon De Ponce wins 7-3 on a RA12.
Criollos remains on top with 22-13, followed by Indios (20-15), Cangrejeros (21-16), Giants (19-16), Leon (16-18) and RA12 (7-27).
MLB Tampa Bay Rays player Isaac Paredes went 2 for 3 with three RBIs to lead the Naranjeros de Hermosillo to a 6-4 win over Venados de Mazatlan and extend their lead in the League Pacific Mexican.
Maxwell Lyon went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and José Cardona went 2-for-3 with an RBI to complete the winners’ offense.
In Guasave, Héctor Hernández hit a two-run RBI single, Angel Arrow added a run-scoring double and the Algodoneros posted their fourth consecutive win, defeating Charros de Jalisco, 3–1.
In Culiacan, the Tomateros defeated Aguilas de Mexicali 5–0, as Alberto Guerrero pitched five scoreless innings, Sebastián Elizalde went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Roman Ali Solis produced a single. went -1 for 4 with a double and two out. RBI.
In Monterrey, Canis Vargas and Carlos Figueroa hit RBI singles to give the Sultans a 3–2 victory over the Mayos de Navojoa.
In Ciudad Obregón, Justin Dean drove in two runs with a double and Eric Meza added two RBI with a single to support a solid debut by Darrell Torres in a 6-3 win over the Yaquis at Canneros de los Mochis. .
The Naranjeros lead into the second round with a 16–5 record, followed by the Canaros (14–7), Yaquis (11–10), Águilas (11–10), Algodoneros (11–10), Tomateros (10–11) ), sultans (9–12), venados (8–13), mayos (8–13) and charros (7–14).