GUASAVE, Mexico – Los Algodoneros de Guasave unleashed a nine-hitter offense en route to a 7-2 win over the Charros de Jalisco on Sunday, who ended their four-game winning streak in the Mexican Pacific League.
Jhoan Urena was 4-2 with two RBIs, Yadir Drake was 4-2 with a double and two RBIs and Keven Lamas added an RBI double of one more to lead the Algodoneros’ attack.
Yosshel Hurtado won (1-0) after retiring a batter and benefiting from the offensive reaction of his teammates, and Adrián Guzmán lost (0-1), after allowing three touchdowns and three hits in four episodes.
In Mexicali, Roberto Valenzuela hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning to drive in the only run in the Sultanes de Monterrey’s 1-0 win over local Águilas.
Luis Gamez (1-1) scored the victory with a brilliant work of six scoreless innings in which he allowed just three hits and fanned five opponents, and lost Keyvius Sampson (0-1), despite conceding just one run and two hits in five chapters.
In Culiacán, the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón put together a six-touchdown attack in the sixth inning, en route to a 7-4 victory over the Tomateros.
Victor Mendoza was 5-for-4 with two RBIs, Michael Choice was 4-2 with two RBIs and Juan Carlos Gamboa drove in two more with a double to lead the winners’ attack.
The victory went to reliever Demetrio Gutiérrez (1-0), with one and a third innings without allowing runs, and Nicolás Nereida (0-1) lost, punished with four touchdowns in just two-thirds of an inning.
In Hermosillo, Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run and Fausto Osorio hit a bases-loaded home run in the fifth inning, and the Los Mochis Cañeros defeated the Naranjeros 6-3 to win for the first time of the season.
Leuris Gómez (1-0) retired five innings throwing a five-hitter, two-run ball to win the game, and Juan Pablo Oramas (1-1) lost it, after allowing four touchdowns and 10 hits in seven innings.
In Mazatlán, Maxwell León was 3-2 with a home run and two RBIs, Randy Romero was 4-2 with a double and two RBIs and the Venados defeated the Mayos de Navojoa 7-4.
Édgar Torres (1-0) completed six episodes of two two runs and four hits with five fans to claim the victory, while the disaster went to the record of Octavio Acosta (0-1), after allowing four touchdowns and five hits in four chapters.