CULIACÁN, Mexico – Alonzo Harris responded with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie and the Ciudad Obregón Yaquis defeated the Culiacán Tomateros 3-2 on Friday for their third straight win at the start of the season. Mexican Pacific League.
Victor Mendoza went 4-2 with a home run and two RBIs to stand out in the Yaquis’ offense.
Samuel Zazueta (1-0) won the game after throwing a blank tackle in relief work, while the reverse went to the record of Derrick Loop (1-1) after allowing a hit and the run of the difference in his relief of one entry and two thirds.
In Guasave, Jaime Lugo delivered a solid opening and the Charros de Jalisco chained their third victory by a score of 4-1 over the Algodoneros.
Lugo (1-0) completed five blank innings with a two-hit ball for the victory. Fernando Miranda (0-1) took the loss after allowing three touchdowns and five hits in four innings.
Missael Rivera hit a solo home run, Agustín Murillo hit a one-run RBI double and José Aguilar added a one-more RBI single to lead the Charros offense.
In Mazatlán, Tirso Ornelas hit a three-run RBI double to lead a four-touchdown attack in the top of the ninth inning, and the Navojoa Mayos edged the Venados 6-2.
Iván Salas (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in his relief and benefited from the reaction to the offense of his team to score the victory, while the setback was for Roberto Espinosa (0-1), punished with four scoring in his one-inning relay.
In Hermosillo, the Naranjeros exploded with a six-touchdown attack in the bottom of the third and beat the Cañeros de Los Mochis 6-5.
Walter Ibarra went 3-for-4-3 with a double and two RBIs, Nicolás Torres had three hits with a double and an RBI and José Cardona had an RBI double from another run for the Naranjeros.
Elián Leyva won (1-0) after allowing one run and five hits in six solid innings, in which he did not walk away and adorned his work with six fans. Guadalupe Chávez lost (0-1), punished with five runs and six hits in two innings.
Leyva got an immaculate inning, striking out all three batters in the third inning with nine pitches, leaving all three “with the carbine on their shoulders.”
In Mexicali, a brilliant outing by Gabriel García led the Sultanes de Monterrey to a 3-1 victory over the Aguilas.
Garcia (1-0) completed six brilliant two-hitter scoreless innings with four fans to claim the win. The loss went to David Reyes (0-1) by allowing two runs and five hits in four innings.
Alberto Carreón went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Anthony Giansanti added an RBI single of one more for the winners.