In the Dominican, Gregory Polanco returned to his Escogido team on Sunday, but he wasn't on the daily roster for yesterday's game. His team lost 6-5 in ten innings and dropped to 9-5 in the round robin tournament. With four games left, they have two game lead over the second best team, while the other two teams have a 6-8 record. The teams with the two best records move on to the finals. Escogido has off today.
Gonzalez helped his team to victory on Sunday
In action from Sunday, Carlos Paulino played for just the second time in the playoffs, coming in during the ninth inning as a pinch-runner. Paulino stayed in at catcher and caught the top of the tenth inning. His team defeated Escogido in the bottom of the tenth and Paulino never batted.
Graham Godfrey started for Escogido and went 4.2 innings, giving up four runs on eight hits, no walks and he had one strikeout. Godfrey is still a free agent.
Atahualpa Severino signed with the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent....
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