Los Tomateros Reach Their 3rd Consecutive Final In Mexico

The Tomateros de Culiacán had another solid start on Tuesday from the Baltimore Orioles’ star pitcher Manny Barreda, to defeat the Algodoneros de Guasave 4-0 and win their semifinal series 4-2. With the victory, they secured their spot in the Mexican Pacific League Final Series for the third year in a row.

The Tomateros, current two-time champions of the circuit, seek to become only the second team in the history of the Mexican Pacific League to win a three-time championship, as the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón did between 2011 and 2013.


Barreda (1-0) completed six solid scoreless innings throwing ball of only two hits with six strikeouts, while the disaster was the record of Jordan Kipper (0-1), after allowing two runs and five hits in four innings and two thirds.

The Tomateros opened the scoring in the same first inning with a sacrifice fly by Sebastián Elizalde, Víctor Mendoza drove in a run with a single in the fourth inning and one more with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to make it 3-0. advantage the reigning champions. In the eighth, Stevie Wilkerson sealed the win with a one-run double for the Tomateros.

In Jalisco, the Sultanes de Monterrey explored with an offense of 20 hits that included three home runs, to crush the Charros de Jalisco 15-5 and tie the semifinal series at three games apiece that will define this Wednesday, in a seventh and definitive encounter, to the second finalist of the championship.

Nick Torres was 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs, Fernando Pérez was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs, Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored, Josuán Hernández went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Carlos Figueroa racked up three hits and scored twice to stand out in the Sultanes’ furious offense.

Jonás Garibay (2-0) reiterated two blank episodes in relief work to take the victory, while the setback went to Javier Solano (0-1), massacred with eight runs and nine hits in four and a third innings.


The Criollos de Caguas defeated the Cangrejeros de Santurce 3-0 on Tuesday, while the Indios de Mayagüez defeated the Gigantes de Carolina 5-2, and both teams took advantage of three games against one in their respective semifinal series.

With one more victory, Criollos and Indios will resolve their respective series to the best in a maximum of seven duels, and will settle in the final of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico.

In San Juan, Óscar De La Cruz threw a pitching gem to lead Caguas to victory.

De la Cruz (1-0) allowed only four hits in seven shutout innings to win the game. He gave no walks and prescribed four strikeouts.

The loser was Jason Garcia (0-1) after giving up four hits and one run in 4 1/3 innings.

Jonathan Morales hit a solo home run in the second to open the scoreboard, Juan Centeno increased the lead with a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Edwin Diaz hit a one-run single in the same inning to end the game.

In Carolina, Brett Rodríguez, TJ Rivera and Jim Haley hit two RBI singles in a three-run attack in the eighth frame, with which Mayagüez broke the tie.

Danny Ortíz had hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to put Mayagüez’s first two runs on the scoreboard.

Nelvin Fuentes won (1-0) with one inning and two thirds without allowing runs. He lost Eddy Tavarez (0-1), penalized with three touchdowns in just one episode.


The Leones del Caracas scored five times in the bottom of the seventh inning and came from behind to beat the Navegantes del Magallanes 6-3, thus avoiding elimination in the round of all against all that defines the finalists of the Venezuelan League. of professional baseball.

With only four games left in the season, the Lions need to win all their games and wait for a miraculous combination of results to reach the final. But for now their victory leaves them with minimal options to advance.

Jhony Pereda was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, José Flores was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and César Valera was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ricardo Rodríguez (2-1) allowed one run and three hits in one inning, but won the game. The setback went to the record of Wilking Rodríguez (0-1), punished with three runs in just a third of the inning.

In La Guaira, the Caribes de Anzoátegui, reigning champions of the circuit, scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie, and defeated the Cardenales de Lara 5-2, thus occupying the top of the round robin everybody.

Rafael Ortega went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs, while Balbino Fuenmayor drove in two with a single in three at-bats.

The victory corresponded to reliever Jean Toledo (1-0) with an inning and a third without allowing freedoms. Luis Madero lost (1-1), shaken with three runs in just two-thirds of the inning.

With four rounds to go, the Caribes lead the round robin with a record of 8-4, followed by Navegantes and Cardinals with 7-5. The Tigers are still struggling at 5-7 and the Lions are dying at 3-9.


The Cibao Giants had a brilliant start from Logan Ondrusek to beat Tigres del Licey 3-0 and move one victory away from securing at least a draw in the dispute for one of the two places awarded by the round robin of the Dominican Baseball League.

Ondrusek (2-0) completed five shutout innings, throwing only one hit for the win. The setback was for Albert Abreu (1-2), despite conceding only four hits and one run in five and two-thirds innings.

Henrry Urrutia opened the scoring with a run-scoring single in the third, and Hanser Alberto had two runs with another hit single in the seventh.

The Estrellas Orientales survived a furious reaction from the Águilas Cibaeñas, to win 4-3, with which they now have four consecutive victories and consolidated second place in the round of all against all.

Domingo Leyba drove in two runs with a single to cap a three-run attack in the first inning, while veteran former major leaguer Robinson Cano stretched the lead to 4-0 with a fourth-inning single.

The Eagles reacted with an RBI by Ramon Torres after receiving a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning, and a two-run homer by fellow Major League veteran Melky Cabrera in the seventh that brought them within a run. .

Andy Otero (1-0) allowed just one run and one hit in five innings to earn the win. The setback was Carlos Martínez (0-2), after allowing three runs in just two-thirds of the inning.

The Giants lead the round robin with a 9-4 record, followed by Estrellas (7-6), Tigres (5-8) and Águilas (5-8).