NAVOJOA, Mexico – Maikel Serrano hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Navojoa Mayos beat the Ciudad Obregón Yaquis 3-2 on Sunday to stay in the lead in the Mexican Pacific League.
Antonio Garzón won (1-0) by retiring the only batter he faced. Demetrio Gutiérrez lost (3-1), who conceded the race of the difference in just a third of the inning.
The Mayos took the series two games to one.
In Mexicali, the Algodoneros de Guasave deployed 15 hits to head to a comfortable 11-2 victory over the Águilas de Mexicali, thus remaining in the fight for the first places.
Yadir Drake was 4-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs, Jhoan Ureña was 4-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Arturo Rodríguez was 4-3 with two RBIs and Jesse Castillo was 3-2 with two doubles and two scored by Guasave.
Jordan Kipper (2-0) pitched five scoreless innings with just two hits for the win, while the backhand went to David Reyes (2-2), shaken with eight touchdowns and 11 hits in five innings.
In Monterrey, the Hermosillo Naranjeros scored four times in the second inning to beat the Sultans 6-5 to win the three-game clean series.
Jasson Atondo went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, while Irving Lopez added a two-run RBI double for the Naranjeros.
Wilmer Rios (2-1) scored the win after allowing two runs, one earned, and seven hits in five 2/3 innings with six strikeouts. The defeat went to the record of veteran Edgar González (0-2), punished with four runs and five hits in one and two-thirds inning.
In Jalisco, Isaac Rodríguez hit 5-2 with a double and two RBIs, Justin Dean went 5-3 with an RBI and José Zepeda finished 4-2 with an RBI in the Los Mochis 5 Cañeros victory. -4 on the Charros de Jalisco.
Starter Fabian Cota (1-2) allowed four touchdowns and five hits in five 1/3 innings to score the win. The setback went to the record of Jaime Lugo (1-2), who allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
In Culiacán, Ricky Álvarez responded with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning to break the tie and the Venados de Mazatlán defeated the Tomateros 3-2.
Alejandro Soto (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings without allowing a run in relief work to take the victory, while the loss went to the record of Zach Hartman (2-2), after conceding the run of the difference in one and a third inning.
The Mayos lead the circuit with a 15-8 record, followed by the Algodoneros (14-8), Yaquis (13-10), Charros (13-10), Tomateros (13-10), Naranjeros (12-11), Águilas (10-13), Sultanes (9-14), Venados (9-14) and Cañeros (6-16).