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Ciriaco Gets A Key Hit, Good Outing For Ascanio

Ciriaco Gets A Key Hit, Good Outing For Ascanio

VENEZUELAN LEAGUELeones de Caracas  8,  Bravos de Margarita  2  --  C Carlos Maldonado contributed 3 hits and 2 RBI, as Los Leones posted a total of 18 hits for the win.  Los Bravos were held to just 5 hits, and their only runs came on a 2-run homer in the 2nd.  Jose Ascanio pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief (7th and 8th), and worked around lone singles in each inning.  Meanwhile, Los Leones were pounding out the hits.  They scored one run in four different innings and 2 runs in both the 7th and 8th innings.  In the 4th, two singles, a sacrifice bunt by LF Mike Ryan, and an intentional walk to Maldonado loaded the bases, and a sacrifice fly brought in one run.  After a walk and a single to lead off the 5th inning, Ryan drove i...

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