Low-Hitting Playoff Games, Good Inning For Ascanio

Aguilas de Zulia  6,  Tigres de Aragua  5  —  
A solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning broke a 5-5 tie and gave the win to Zulia.  A walk, a triple, and an RBI single by 1B Hector Gimenez gave Los Tigres 2 runs in the top of the 1st.  A single and two throwing errors gave them another run in the 2nd.  CF Jorge Cortes walked to lead off the 5th inning, and he scored on a throwing error.  Then a ground out and an RBI single brought in Aragua’s 5th run.  Los Aguilas scored their first run in the bottom of the 1st with three walks and an RBI groundout, then added 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th on three walks, two singles, and a double.  DH Lastings Milledge was hitless in 4 trips to the plate for Los Tigres.  

Leones del Caracas  2,  Caribes de Anzoategui  0  —  Starter Guillermo Moscoso pitched 6 one-hit innings for Los Leones and struck out 8 batters.  Three relievers, including Jose Ascanio, each pitched a scoreless inning, with one of them allowing 2 hits.  Ascanio faced three batters, and got three fly outs.  Los Leones scored one run on a solo homer in the 1st inning, and added an insurance run in the 8th with a walk, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI single.  C Carlos Maldonado singled and walked twice for Los Leones, but did not score.  LF Mike Ryan, acquired from Los Navegantes del Magallanes, went 0-for-3 for Caracas.  

Tomateros de Culiacan  6,  Venados de Mazatlan  3  —  
SS/LF Luis Cruz hit the first of three RBI doubles for Los Tomateros in the bottom of the 8th, as Culiacan burst out with 5 runs to take the game.  Los Venados had scored single runs in the 1st, the 5th, and the 7th, and were leading 3-1 going into the 8th.  


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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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