Triple For Gonzalez and Homers For House, Gimenez, and Chavez

Bravos de Margarita  4,  Leones de Caracas  3  —
 C JR House’s solo homer in the 3rd inning turned out to be the winning run for Los Bravos.  It was a good night for House, who also singled twice and walked once.  LF Mike Ryan and C Carlos Maldonado both singled for Los Leones and Ryan scored once.  Jhonathan Ramos and Jean Machi each were credited with a “hold” — Ramos finished the 7th inning for Los Bravos, retiring the only batter he faced.  Machi pitched a scoreless 8th inning, allowing only a walk.  Jose Ascanio also walked one batter as he pitched a scoreless top of the 9th for Caracas.  

Tigres de Aragua  6,  Caribes de Anzoategui  1  —  Homers by 1B Hector Gimenez and C Raul Chavez boosted Los Tigres over Los Caribes.  Two singles and a fielder’s choice gave Los Tigres a run in the top of the 1st, and both Gimenez and LF Lastings Milledge walked in that inning, as Aragua left the bases loaded.  Los Caribes tied the score at 1-1 in the 3rd on two singles, a bunt, and a sacrifice fly.  That chased the Aragua starter, and brought in Wil Ledezma from the bullpen.  Ledezma finished the inning and went on to pitch two more innings, retiring all 7 batters he faced, including 3 strikeouts.  Los Tigres took the lead again in the 7th, with a solo homer by Gimenez, a run on a double and a single, and then Chavez’s 2-run homer.  They added one more solo homer in the top of the 9th.  


Algodoneros de Guasave  2,  Tomateros de Culiacan  1  —  Guasave took a 3-2 game lead in this semi-final series with this win.  Three singles and a fielding error gave Guasave their 2 runs in the 3rd inning.  Los Tomateros scored their only run in the top of the 7th on a solo home run.  1B Yurendell de Caster walked once but did not score for Guasave.  SS Luis Cruz went 0-for-4 for Culiacan.  

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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