The DSL Pirates1 beat the DSL Angels 4-3 today to win the deciding game in the Dominican Summer League Championship series. The last time the Pirates won a Dominican championship was in 2003.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, after Ulises Montilla scored on a ground out by Danny Arribas. Montilla reached on a walk, then advanced to third on a wild pitch and throwing error combo. The Angels battled back, taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth after a one-out single, followed by an RBI triple. That was enough to bounce left-handed pitcher Jovany Lopez from the game.
Omar Basulto, who has pitched well in the playoffs, came in from the bullpen. Prior to this outing, the 19-year-old left-hander had seven shutout innings in the playoffs. He allowed the runner on third to score on a wild pitch, and left the inning with the Pirates down 2-1.
The Pirates came back in the sixth inning with two more runs to take a 3-2 lead. Ulises Montilla and Danny Arribas led off the inning...
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