Based on sticks, Tigres tie the final series against Estrellas, 8-3

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  • Tigres tied final series against Estrellas, 8-3

    Blanco had a double and two singles with three RBIs.

Raúl Valdés pitched seven effective innings, while Mel Rojas Jr. and Dairon Blanco combined for five RBIs to lead the Tigres del Licey to an 8-3 win over the Estrellas Orientales to tie the La Liga at one win apiece. final series of the autumn-winter baseball tournament Don Tomás Troncoso Cuesta. Valdés (1-0) controlled the green bats in the game that took place at the Tetelo Vargas stadium. He only allowed four hits and two earned runs with one walk and four strikeouts. He was followed on the mound by Jonathan Aro (8) and Keury Mella (9). Carlos Hernández (0-1) took the loss with 2.1 innings in which he gave up 6 hits, 3 deserved rounds with one strikeout. Diógenes Almengó (3), Yennsy Díaz (4), Seth Blair (7), Williams Jerez (8) and Wirfin Obispo (9) completed the job on the mound for the Greens. The runs Las Estrellas got up early in the first inning when, against Tigres starter Raúl Valdés, they combined a single to first base by Gustavo Núñez and an RBI double to right field by Jeimer Candelario. The Tigers responded in the second inning against starting pitcher Carlos Hernández. Mel Rojas Jr. led off with a home run over the left field fence. Dairon Blanco lined a double to center field and after two outs he scored on Michael De León's RBI single to center field. El Licey extended the lead with another two runs in the third inning when they combined a single by Jorge Alfaro who went to second on an error on a throw by the center fielder after Ramón Hernández was out. Diógenes Almengó came in to pitch. He walked Rojas Jr. and allowed RBI singles to Blanco and Jesús Sucre. The Tigers made the fifth in the fifth inning against Yennsy Díaz with a double to right field by Ramón Hernández and a simple pusher by Rojas Jr. to center field. They scored another two runs in the seventh inning after one out. Hernandez received a ticket. Díaz is replaced by Seth Blair, who transfers to Rojas Jr. before allowing Blanco's RBI single to right field. The second went into the legs of Rojas Jr., who was at third base, on a double steal play alongside Blanco. The homeowners made their second round at the end of that episode thanks to a double by Candelario and shots to the intermediate by Robinson Canó and Ramón Flores, the latter a pusher. Blanco completed the blue scoring with a sacrifice fly off Wirfin Obispo in the top of the ninth inning. Henry Urrutia hit a solo home run off Keury Mella in the ninth for the green team's final run. The highlights Blanco had a double and two singles with three RBIs, Jorge Alfaro, three hits, Rojas Jr., a home run and a single with three runs scored and two RBIs, Ramón Hernández, a double and a single, and Emilio Bonifacio, a couple of hits. For the Orientals, Jeimer Candelario hit two doubles with one scored and another pushed. Henry Urrutia with his solitary home run, Gustavo Núñez and Cristian Pache, a single each. Next game The Tigers receive the Stars this Sunday afternoon in a game scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium.

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