The champion of the South Zone defeats the Tijuana Bulls 7-3 and takes the first step in the mission of conquering the Zaachila Cup
TIJUANA – The Yucatan lions they combined well an attack of nine hits and with an outstanding performance of the Dominican pitcher Radhamés Liz they beat the Tijuana bulls at the start of the end of the Mexican Baseball League.
In a match that concluded in the early hours of Tuesday, the Lions took a 1-0 lead in the series, which will end when one of the two rivals wins four times.
After two innings with dominance from the starting pitchers, Liz, for the Lions, and the American Michael Devine, for the Bulls, the visiting team took advantage with a run in the third act.
Singles by Sebastián Valle, Jorge Flores and Walter Ibarra, who to boost the race put the score 1-0 in favor of Yucatan, led by the Puerto Rican manager Luis Matos.
With two outs, Devine lost control in the fifth inning, costing his team another two runs. He gave tickets to Cuban Yadir Drake and Luis Juárez, who scored, pushed by singles by Italian Alex Liddi and Humberto Sosa against reliever Jorge Pérez.
The Bulls they rebelled in the fifth act, a single by Daniel Castro, a double by Isaac Rodríguez and a hit by Dominican Junior Lake, who drove in two touchdowns, making the score 3-2.
Yucatan escaped on the scoreboard with four runs in the seventh act, one RBI on a single by Humberto Sosa and three on a home run by Sebastián Valle.
Tijuana he discounted a run in the seventh. Luis Alfonso Cruz singled, advanced to third on a shortstop error and scored on Isaac Rodriguez’s hit.
Liz took the victory with seven hits allowed in five innings of work in which they scored two runs and Devine took the backhand.
This Tuesday, in the second game of the series, Cuban pitcher Yoanner Negrín will work for the Leones and American Carlos Hernández will pitch for the Bulls.