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DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Toros del Este  5

A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes.  A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros.   A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move from second to third.  That was all Los Toros could do, though, as a strikeout and a fly out ended the game.  Los Toros had scored one run in the bottom of the 1st.  Matt Hague picked up an RBi in the 6th, when his grounder let a runner score from third base.  Hague was safe at first on the play, and he scored on an RBI double.  A throwing error let a third run score in the inning.  Los Gigantes scored 3 runs in t...

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