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Leones del Escogido 7, Aguilas Cibaenas 1
RF Brandon Moss scored Los Aguilas' only run, when he singled to lead off the 2nd inning. A fielding error on the play allowed him to move up to second base, and he scored from there on an RBI single. Los Aguilas had only one more hit for the rest of the game. There were two walks in the 6th, including an intentional walk to Moss, but those runners were both left on base, and Los Aguilas went down in order for the rest of the game. Los Leones put runners on base in the early innings but could not get any of them around to score. Then they exploded for 7 runs in the 8th inning, taking advantage of two errors, plus a double, six singles, and two walks.
Tigres de Aragua 3, Aguilas de Zulia 2
1B Hector Gimenez had the hit that made the difference for Los Tigres when he blasted a 3-run homer after two single...
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.