Alemao Hernández had a good opening and former Major League Baseball star Roberto Osuna achieved his second save of the season in the 4-2 victory of the Charros de Jalisco on Saturday over the Algodoneros de Guasave, with which they lengthened his perfect march to four wins at the start of the Mexican Pacific League.
Hernández (1-0) scored the victory after serving five episodes throwing two-run ball and five hits, while the disaster went to the record of Miguel Aguilar (0-1), after allowing three touchdowns and six hits in five chapters. Former Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna retired the ninth inning in order with two fans to score the rescue.
On offense, veteran José Manuel Rodríguez stood out with a two-run RBI double and Missael Rivera with a solo homer.
In Mazatlán, Carlos de León completed five solid innings and the Navojoa Mayos unleashed a 15-hitter offense en route to a comfortable 11-2 victory over the Venados.
De León (1-0) retired five blank innings allowing just one hit to claim the win, and Casey Harman (0-1) lost, after allowing three runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Maikel Serrano was 4-2 with two doubles and three RBIs, Tirso Ornelas was 4-2 with a home run and two RBIs, and Luis Jiménez had two hits, including a double, with two RBIs to lead the attack of the Mays.
In Culiacán, a brilliant start by Alejandro Chávez led the Tomateros to a 4-0 victory over the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón, who lost for the first time this season.
Chávez (1-0) pitched six powerful scoreless innings allowing just one hit, walked away and adorned his brilliant work with seven fans. The setback went to the record of Tiago Da Silva (0-1), despite conceding only two touchdowns and eight hits in six innings.
On offense, Emmanuel Avila went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, Dairon Blanco also had a perfect night at 4-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Efrén Navarro went 3-for-3 with a run scored to stand out in the Tomateros’ offense.
In Hermosillo, the Naranjeros put together a six-touchdown attack in the same first inning, en route to a comfortable 8-0 victory over the Cañeros de Los Mochis.
Norberto Obeso was 5-for-4 with two RBIs, Nicolás Torres had a two-run RBI single, and Jose Cardona was 5-2 with an RBI to lead the winners’ offense.
Wilmer Ríos (1-0) took advantage of the support of his offense and threw six scoreless innings of just two hits to take the victory, while the reverse went to the record of Marcos Machado (0-1), punished with six touchdowns and six unstoppable in just a third of the inning.
In Mexicali, David Washington hit a three-touchdown homer to guide the Aguilas de Mexicali to a 5-2 victory over the Sultanes de Monterrey.
Thomas Melgarejo won (1-0) with five solid scoreless innings of just three hits, and Nick Struck (0-1) lost, punished with four runs and six hits in three innings.