Venezuela Tops Cuba in Caribbean Baseball Series

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Alex Romero, Jose Martinez and Sandy Leon drove in runs to lead Venezuela’s Aragua Tigers to a 3-1 victory Thursday over Cuba’s Ciego de Avila and advance to the semifinals of the Caribbean Series

Venezuela Tops Cuba in Caribbean Baseball Series. Photo taken from cubasi.com

The loss dropped the Cuban team to 0-3 and needing a victory Friday to avoid elimination.

“We still have life. We haven’t played the best baseball, but we still have a chance tomorrow when we play against the Dominican Republic,” said Yosvani Alarcon of the Cuban side.

The Aragua Tigers, meanwhile, improved to 3-1, moving into second place in the Caribbean classic.

Also Thursday, Puerto Rico’s Santurce Cangrejeros beat the Escogido Leones of the Dominican Republic 2-1 when first baseman Neftali Soto hit a home run in the bottom of the 14th inning. Puerto Rico’s Fernando Cruz got the win with two innings of overtime relief.

The loss drops the Dominican team to 0-3, facing a do-or-die game against also-winless Cuba. Mexico leads the Caribbean series at 3-0.

Taken from cubasi.com

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