Historic Albert Pujols hit his first home run in the Dominican Baseball League on Friday, but the Gigantes del Cibao came from behind with two runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Leones del Escogido 3-2.
Jordany Valdespin drove in a run on an in-frame groove and Henry Urrutia followed with an RBI single of one more in the top of the ninth to turn the scoreboard in favor of the Giants.
Reymin Guduán (1-0) retired a blank episode to claim victory, while the reverse went to the record of Reyes Moronta (0-1) after allowing two touchdowns in a one-chapter relay.
In Santiago de Los Caballeros, the Águilas Cibaeñas came back with two scores in the bottom of the ninth and beat the Tigres del Licey 4-3, who saw their five-game winning streak shattered.
Ramón Torres hit a one-run RBI single to tie the game, then scored the decisive run by taking advantage of a ground out to first base by Orlando Calixte to knock the Tigres out.
The victory went to Naftalí Feliz (1-1) after retiring the only batter he faced and benefiting from the reaction to the offense of his teammates. Jairo Asencio (0-2) took the loss after giving up two runs and three hits in a third inning.
In San Pedro de Macorís, Domingo Leyba reached base in the bottom of the 10th inning with an unstoppable, advanced on a wild pitch and took advantage of an error by Esteury Ruiz to score the run with which the Estrellas Orientales beat the Toros 4-3 from the east.
Jeremy Pena was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Junior Lake hit a solo home run for the winners.
Gerson Moreno (3-0) struck out three opponents in his one-perfect-inning relief to win the game, and was lost by Deivy Méndez (0-1) after conceding the run of the difference in his 1/3 inning relief.
Estrellas Orientales lead the circuit with a 18-12 mark, followed by Águilas Cibaeñas (16-14), Tigres del Licey (15-15), Gigantes del Cibao (15-15), Leones del Escogido (14-16) and Toros from the East (12-18).
Roberto Alomar’s team, RA12, endured a furious reaction from the Santurce Cangrejeros with nine runs between the seventh and eighth innings, to escape with a surprising 10-9 victory in the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League activity.
Kenen Irizarry hit a two-touch homer, while Andrés López, Ángel López, Misael González hit one-run RBI singles to excel in the attackers’ attack.
Ricardo Velez (1-0) pitched six two-run, four-hitter innings for the victory, and lost Patrick Weigel (0-2), shaken with seven touchdowns in 2 2/3 innings.
In Carolina, a brilliant start by José Cruz propelled the Giants to a valuable 4-3 victory over the Caguas Criollos.
Cruz (1-1) covered six scoreless innings with a two-hitter ball and six strikeouts for the win. The setback went to the record of Yordy Cabrera (1-3) after allowing three touchdowns and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Jimenez scored the save with a perfect inning with two fans.
On offense, Oscar Santos drove in a touchdown with a single in the first inning, while consecutive RBIs by Danny Mars and Ryan Grotjohn in the fifth extended the Giants’ lead.
Indios de Mayagüez lead the circuit with a 12-7 record, followed by Cangrejeros de Santurce (11-7), Criollos de Caguas (11-7), Gigantes de Carolina (6-12) and RA12 (6-13).
Major League Baseball player Dilson Herrera had an explosive night on offense, which included a three-touchdown homer in the top of the 11th inning, and Margarita’s Braves beat Águilas del Zulia 7-4 in the Venezuelan League. of Professional Baseball.
Herrera was 2-for-5 with two homers, both with runners on base, and six RBIs to shine in the Braves’ attack.
Anthony Molina (3-0) scored the win with a sharp two-inning blank relief, while the setback went to Arik Sikula’s (2-3) record after allowing three runs and three hits in his one-third-of-the-box relief. entry.
In La Guaira, the Navegantes del Magallanes and the Cardenales de Lara divided victories in a doubleheader of games cut to seven innings.
In the first, the Cardinals won 7-2 thanks to the offensive performance of Osman Narval, who went 3-2 with a triple and three RBIs, and Carlos Rivero who batted 3-1 with two RBIs.
Mike Broadway (1-0) allowed one run in an inning to win the game, and it was lost by Wilking Rodriguez (1-1), shaken with five touchdowns and four hits in a third.
In Game 2, the Navegantes relied on a brilliant start from Gabriel Garcia to retaliate with a 2-0 win.
Garcia (2-1) ran the full route pitching all seven scoreless innings with a three-hitter ball and three strikeouts to claim the win. Jackson Stephens (3-3) took the loss after giving up two runs and four hits in three innings.
Alberth Martinez was 3-2 with an RBI, and Major League Baseball Pablo Sandoval was 2-2 with two doubles and a run scored for Navegantes.
In Caracas, César Valera opened the eighth inning with a double, advanced to third with a shot by Jesús Guzmán and scored the only run of the match on a wild pitch by Junior Guerra, and the Lions of Caracas beat the Tiburones de La 1-0. Guide to.
Jefry Valdez (1-1) completed three blank innings in relief work to record the victory, while Junior Guerra (1-3) conceded the setback with one run and five hits in eight innings with eight strikeouts.
In Maracay, a solid exit from Ramón Garcia led the Tigres de Aragua to a 4-3 victory over the Caribes de Anzoátegui.
García (4-2) gave up one run and four hits in six innings to win the game, and José Domínguez (1-2) lost it by allowing two runs and four hits in one chapter.
Henry Rodriguez went 3-2 with a double and an RBI, Wilson Garcia was 3-2 with a double and an RBI, while Carlos Tocci had three hits and drove in a run to excel on the Tigers’ offense.
Navegantes del Magallanes lead the circuit with a 21-12 mark followed by Cardenales de Lara (19-15), Tigres de Aragua (19-15), Bravos de Margarita (18-15), Leones del Caracas (18-16), Caribs of Anzoátegui (15-18), Sharks of La Guaira (12-21) and Águilas del Zulia (12-22).