They beat the Leones del Escogido and Estrellas Orientales in matches played at the Cibao and Quisqueya Stadiums
Above everything remains the same, not so at the bottom. Last night, the Tigres del Licey and the Águilas Cibaeñas prevailed against the Estrellas Orientales and Leones del Escogido, while the Toros del Este lost to the Gigantes del Cibao in the continuation of the autumn-winter 2022-2023 baseball tournament.
Despite the setback, the Stars (19-24), who occupy fourth place in the standings, remained a game and a half ahead of the Bulls (17-25).
Ramón Hernández was the key man in the Blues’ victory by hitting a home run with the bases loaded against the Greens in the third inning against starter Yennsy Díaz (1-2), who was the one who took the loss during the match held in Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium. Meanwhile, the only return of the Eastern Stars, who fell for the second time in a row, occurred in the sixth episode due to a double by Edward Olivares.
It is the sixth consecutive victory that the indigo team has achieved to put its mark at 29-13, consolidating itself in the first position of the winter tournament.
The win went to César Valdez (5-0), while the save was credited to Jairo Asencio, his 12th tournament number that is dedicated to the memory of Don Tomás Troncoso, with an option for the Banreservas Cup.
Valdez allowed just one run, they hit six, walked one and struck out six All-Stars. He lost Yensy Díaz (1-2) by giving up three runs to the beat of two hits and three walks in 2.1 innings.
At the Cibao Stadium, the Águilas broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Leones del Escogido 8-4. Jerar Encarnación was the key man on defense as he hit a two-run homer for the Águilas, who remain one game behind first place.
Yairo Muñoz was also a very important piece for the Eagles by pushing in three runs. Otto López was the most outstanding for the scarlets with two runs produced.
After the game, the reds have a 13-30 record, while the Santiago team stands at 29-15.
At press time, at the Francisco Micheli Stadium in La Romana, the Toros del Este fell to the Gigantes del Cibao with a score of 9-6 in the eighth inning.
In the match, Marcell Ozuna and Kelvin Gutiérrez had two RBIs each. While for the Bulls, Yamaico Navarro registered two RBIs.