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PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Criollos de Caguas� 4,� Senadores de San Juan� 0 — 2B Ramon Vazquez and SS Luis Figueroa each had a hit, as Los Criollos scored a single run in each of 4 innings.� In the 2nd inning, a single, a walk, and an RBI single brought in the run.� Figueroa beat out the relay throw to first base on a grounder (that might have been a double play) in the 3rd inning, then Vazquez’s single moved Figueroa to second base.� Figueroa raced around to score on a grounder force out that was complicated by a throwing error.� Three walks and a sacrifice fly brought in the third run in the 4th inning, then 1B Javier Valentin homered in the 8th inning.

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Toros del Este� 6,� Tigres del Licey� 5� — A busy 9th inning made this game interesting.� Licey got onto the scoreboard first with 2 runs in the 2nd inning, on three singles and a walk.� Los Toros came right back with 4 runs in the top of the 3rd.� A single and a grounder by C Jason Jaramillo gave them a runner on second base.� After a walk, then a strikeout by SS Pedro Ciriaco, a double steal put two runners into scoring position.� Another single brought in two runs, then a 2-run homer gave Los Toros a 4-2 lead.� That was all the scoring until the 9th.� Los Toros began the top of the 9th with a single by Ciriaco, followed by another single and a double steal.� A sacrifice fly plated Ciriaco, and another RBI single gave Los Toros a 6-2 lead.� Licey rallied in the bottom of the inning with two singles and an RBI double for one run, then a sacrifice fly and another single, each driving in a run.� Robinzon Diaz came up as a pinch-hitter for Los Tigres, but he popped out to end the game.

Leones del Escogido� 6,� Aguilas Cibaenas� 5� — Each team had a 3-run inning, but Los Leones added three more one-run innings, while Los Aguilas had only 2 more runs.� Los Leones scored 3 runs in the 2nd on a single, a throwing error, and two doubles.� They added a run in both the 5th and the 6th.� Los Aguilas scored one run in the bottom of the 1st on two singles and a balk, then added another run in the 2nd on a solo home run.� Then Los Aguilas tied the score in the 7th with their 3-run inning.� A single and a walk put two runners on, then pinch-runner Starling Marte took over at second base and Luke Carlin came on to pinch-hit.� Carlin flied out, allowing Marte to advance to third.� A walk loaded the bases, then two singles drove in the three runs to tie the score at 5-5.� Los Leones broke the tie in the top of the 8th with a triple and a fielding error.� Los Aguilas put runners on base in both the 8th and the 9th.� Marte struck out in the 8th.� Carlin walked in the 9th, and was replaced by a pinch-runner, who also was unable to score.

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Nancy Zinni

Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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