The Mexican Pacific League and Dominican Leagues both begin their championship playoff series on Saturday -- best of 7 series for the Mexicans, and best of 9 series for the Dominicans. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan League has only two more days left in the regular season, and the Puerto Rican League is in the middle of their best-of-9 championship series.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Indios de Mayaguez 7, Criollos de Caguas 4
Los Indios took a 3-2 lead in the series with a solid win over Los Criollos. Bobby Livingston made the start for Los Indios, and pitched into the 4th inning, allowing one run in each inning, including 2 solo home runs. Los Indios scored one run on two doubles in the 2nd inning, then scored 5 runs in a big 5th inning, with 5 singles, a double, and 2 walks. A solo homer gave Los Indios one more run in the 8th. Justin Thomas pitched 2 perfect innings for Los Indios, including 2 strikeouts.
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.