Cedeno and Milledge Homer, Morton Pitches 6 Scoreless
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Criollos de Caguas� 5,� Gigantes de Carolina� 4� — An RBI single by RF Luis Matos got things going for Los Gigantes in the 1st, for a 2-0� lead.� Los Criollos came back with 4 runs in the 3rd, on 5 singles and a walk.� SS Luis Figueroa’s single in to right field loaded the bases in the inning, and he came around to score.� 3B Ramon Vazquez picked up an RBI when he walked, forcing in a run.� Two singles and a stolen base made it 5-2 for Los Criollos in the 3rd.� Two doubles and a single in the bottom of the 8th got Los Gigantes within one run, but they could not catch up.� 3B Ramon Vazquez had two walks and the RBI for Los Criollos.� 2B Benji Gonzalez went 0-for-3 for Los Gigantes.
Tigres del Licey� 3,� Gigantes del Cibao� 1� — C Robinzon Diaz had two hits and a sacrifice bunt for Los Tigres, who scored one run in each of the 1st, 5th, and 6th innings.� Mike Dubee came on in relief for Los Gigantes after Los Tigres’ run (on a home run) in the 6th, with two outs and Diaz on base.� Dubee struck out the first batter he faced to end the 6th,� then retired the side in the 7th.� Los Gigantes scored their only run in the 8th, on a pair of singles and an error.� Former Pirate farmhand JR House appeared in his first game for Los Gigantes, coming in as a defensive replacement behind the plate in the 8th inning.� He struck out in his only plate appearance.
Leones del Escogido� 2,� Toros del Este� 1� –� Charlie Morton pitched 6 scoreless innings for Los Toros but did not factor into the decision in this game.� Morton scattered 6 hits and one walk, with 5 strikeouts.� He took advantage of double plays, a runner thrown out at second base by his catcher Jason Jaramillo, and left runners on base, getting out of small jams.� After Morton was relieved to begin the 7th inning, Los Leones tied the score on a solo home run.� In the bottom of the 9th, Los Leones loaded the bases with a single, a sacrifice bunt, an intentional walk, and a fielding error.� SS Pedro Lopez brought in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.� Jaramillo singled in the top of the 5th but was out in a double play.� SS Pedro Ciriaco was hitless in 4 trips to the plate, and he also made a fielding error, which did not result in a run.
Aguilas Cibaenas� 7,� Estrellas de Oriente� 4� — Franquelis Osoria was the losing pitcher in the 12th inning, when he gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits, an intentional walk, and his own fielding error.� Pinch-hitter Starling Marte tied the gav eup for Los Aguilas with a solo home run in the 7th inning.� Los Estrellas scored another run in the bottom of the frame, but Los Aguilas scored again in the top of the 8th, tying the game again.� Marte remained in the game to play center field, and he singled again and scored in the 12th.� C Luke Carlin went 0-for-3 at the plate, and he walked in the 9th inning, but was replaced by a pinch-runner, who did not score.
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Venados de Mazatlan� 5,� Naranjeros de Hermosillo� 4� — Los Naranjeros pounded Mazatlan pitching for 17 hits, but they also left 14 runners on base and came up one run short.� Hermosillo broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the 7th, but Los Venados tied it again with a run in the bottom of the inning.� In the bottom of the 8th, Los Venados’ DH Robert Saucedo reached base and home-town favorite Rogelios Noris was brought on to pinch-run for him.� 3B Hector Gomez hit the RBI single that plated Noris with what would turn out to be the winning run.� Hermosillo’s DH Humberto Cota had 4 hits in the game, including one in the top of the 9th.� He was also replaced by a pinch-runner, but that runner could not make it around to score.