Around the Caribbean: Finals Set in LBPRC; Tigres and Estrellas Tied in LIDOM

Staff Reports
World Baseball Network

Jonathan Rodriguez drove in the game-winning run for the Gigantes de Carolina in the bottom of the sixth win a single to left field, pushing the Gigantes past the Leones de Ponce 4-3 in game seven of the LBPRC semifinal series.

In the bottom of the third, Carolina got three runs on RBI singles from Gabriel Cancel, Delvin Perez, and Bryan Torres to grab a 3-0 lead.

The Leones evened the game in the top of the fourth. JC Escarra hit a solo homer to right, and a few batters later, Bryan Rea drove in Edwin Diaz with a sac fly to center. Calvin Estrada then singled to center, sending Anthony Garcia home with the tying run.

The championship series of the LBPRC starts Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:15 p.m. when the Gigantes face the Criollos de Caguas in game one. All LBPRC games can be streamed live via the league’s facebook page.

Tiburones Top Bravos 6-2 In LVBP – The Tiburones de La Guaira improved to 6-1 in the LVBP round robin Wednesday.

Danry Vasquez went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI and Franklin Barreto clubbed a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth for La Guaira, which leads the LVBP round robin by three games.

The Tiburones de La Guaira face the Tigres de Aragua Thursday night at 6 p.m. EST.

Leones del Caracas 9, Cardenales de Lara 5 – The Leones del Caracas rallied back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Cardenales de Lara 9-5 behind a grand slam from Oswaldo Arcia and improved to 3-4 in the LVBP round robin.

Trailing 4-1 after an inning and a half, the Leones exploded for three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to take the lead. Gabriel Noriega’s two-out, three-run double in the fourth tied the game for Caracas, and Oswaldo Arcia’s two-out homer with the bases loaded gave the Leones the lead.

The Leones will face the Bravos de Margarita at 6 p.m. EST. All LVBP games can be streamed via with a paid subscription.

Tigres del Licey On the Rise In LIDOM – A 7-4 win over the Gigantes del Cibao combined with a 6-1 win by the Leones del Escogido over the Estrellas Orientales drew the Tigres and Estrellas into a tie atop the LIDOM round robin standings. Both teams are 8-4 with six games left to play.

Francisco Mejia and Cristhian Adames each had a pair of RBI and seven Tigres pitchers held the Gigantes to four runs on 11 hits and two walks. The Gigantes fell to 3-9 and are five games back of the Tigres and Estrellas. A loss by the Gigantes coupled with wins by the Tigres and Estrellas would end Cibao’s hopes of reaching the LIDOM championship series.

In San Pedro de Macoris Wednesday, Pedro Severino hit a two-run homer in the top of the second to give the Leones a lead, and Yamaico Navarro, who entered the game as a pinch hitter in the fifth, went 2-for-2 with a double and a solo homer in the eight for the Leones in the win.

The loss was the third straight and fourth in five games for the Estrellas Orientales.

There are no games schedule in LIDOM for Thursday, January 11.

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