Cedeno Joins In, Machi Earns Save #3


Venados de Mazatlan� 3,� Tomateros de Culiacan� 1� — All the scoring happened in the 2nd inning in this game.� In the top of the 2nd, Los Tomateros scored their only run on a lead-off homer.� In the bottom of the frame, with one out, Los Venados had a double and two singles, bringing in one run.� LF Rogelios Noris was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and the next batter worked a walk, forcing in the go-ahead fun.� An RBI ground out added the insurance run, and that was all they needed.� Los Venados’ batters went down in order for the next three innings, until DH Jon Weber singled in the 6th, but was erased in a double play.� Noris singled in the 7th, and was left on base.� He was Mazatlan’s last base runner of the night.


Criollos de Caguas� 4,� Leones de Ponce� 3� — 3B/SS Luis Figueroa and 2B/3B Ramon Vazquez won this game for Los Criollos in the 13th inning.� Ponce was leading 3-2 going into the top of the 9th, when pinch-hitter Javier Valentin tied the game with a solo homer.� The score remained tied over the next three innings.� RJ Rodriguez pitched those 3 scoreless innings for Ponce, allowing only one single while striking out 5 Caguas batters.� Rodriguez was relieved by Alberto Rolon to begin the top of the 13th, and the first thing Rolon did was walk Figueroa.� A throwing error on a pick-off attempt put Figueroa on third base, and he scored the winning run on Vasquez’s RBI single.� Ponce got a runner on base with a single in the bottom of the inning, but could not score.� Vasquez also earned the RBI in the 5th inning with a sacrifice fly.


Aguilas Cibaenas� 2,� Estrellas de Oriente� 1� — A pitching duel, with Los Aguilas limited to 5 hits and Los Estrellas to just 4.� Los Aguilas scored their first run in the 3rd inning, when C Luke Carlin walked and came around to score.� They added another run in the 8th, charged to Los Estrellas’ Franquelis Osoria.� Los Estrellas scored their only run in the bottom of the 8th.� LF Starling Marte went 0-for-3 for Los Aguilas.

Author: 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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