Around the Caribbean: Hermosillo Leads LAMP Final 3-0; Tigres Even LIDOM Series; Tiburones Take Game 1 in LVBP

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Three runs in the bottom of the first were enough for the Tigres del Licey, who held on to take game four of the LIDOM championship series 3-1 from the Estrellas Orientales.

The series is now even at two games apiece.

Emilio Bonifacio led off the bottom of the first with a double, then stole third and scored when Estrellas catcher Rodolfo Duran’s throw was off the mark. Later in the inning, Francisco Mejia drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Gustavo Nunez, and then Yadiel Hernandez grounded into a fielder’s choice at short that allowed Jose Rojas to score and make it 3-0 Tigres.

Nico Tellache went 4.2 innings for Licey, allowing three hits and striking out two. The Estrellas mustered just seven hits in the game and drew no bases on balls.

Game five of the LIDOM championship series is Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. EST and can be streamed on MLB.tv with a paid subscription.

Tiburones Take Bite Out Of Cardenales In Game One – The Tiburones de La Guaira cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Cardenales de Lara in game one of the Liga Venezolana Beisbol Profesional championship series Tuesday night.

Three Tiburones pitchers held Lara to just three hits and eight total baserunners, with three Cardenales drawing walks and two batters reaching base on fielding errors. The Cardenales managed to get just two runners into scoring position, one of them coming in the top of the ninth when Hernan Perez doubled with two outs.

Starter Ricardo Pinto threw seven shutout innings for the Tiburones, walking three and striking out seven.

A sac fly in the second by La Guaira’s Luis Torrens drove in Wilson Garcia the only run the Tiburones needed. Torrens had three RBI in the game, all coming on sacrifice flies.

Leonardo Reginatto contributed a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth for La Guaira.

Game two of the LVBP championship series is Wednesday night at 6 p.m. EST. The game can be streamed via Beisbolplay.com with a paid subscription.

Hermosillo Takes 3-0 Lead In LAMP Final – Jose Cardona tripled to lead off the top of the ninth for Hermosillo, and Jasson Atondo drove him home with a single to score the winning run as Hermosillo took a commanding three-games-to-none lead in the Liga ARCO Mexicana del Pacifico championship series with a 4-3 win against the Venados de Mazatlan.

Starter Wilmer Rios threw five innings for Hermosillo, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out three.

Former Major Leaguer Aaron Altherr contributed a solo homer in the fifth for Hermosillo.

Game four of the series is Wednesday night at 10 p.m. EST and can be streamed on Extrabase.tv for a fee.

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