Dominican Playoffs Begin

 
VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
Bravos de Margarita  7,  Caribes de Anzoategui  1  –  
Los Caribes were held to one run, scored on a triple and an RBI out.  LF Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk, and he started a double play from the outfield.  Los Bravos scored 6 runs over the first four innings.  

Tigres de Aragua  5,  Tiburones de La Guaira  4  –  SS Ronny Cedeno and CF Jorge Cortes each contributed an RBI in Aragua’s win.  Three consecutive singles began the game for Los Tiburones, leading to one run in the top of the 1st.  A single and an RBI double gave them another run in the top of the 5th.  Los Tigres got onto the scoreboard with a run in the bottom of the 5th, on two singles, one by Cortes, and a wild pitch.  Aragua took the lead with 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th.  Two singles and an intentional walk to Cortes loaded the bases.  Cedeno reached on a fielding error, which brought in one run.  An RBI single added two more runs for a 4-2 lead.  Los Tiburones tied the score at 4-4 in the top of the 8th, with a double and a single.  Both sides went down in order in the 9th, sending the game into extras.  With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, three straight singles loaded the bases, and Cortes’ single into center field drove in the winning run.  1B Hector Gimenez was 0-for-2 at the plate.  

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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