The Indios de Mayagüez hit 14 hits and beat the defending champions Criollos de Caguas, 9-6, who could not start the defense of their title on the right foot at the start of the campaign in the Roberto Clemente de Puerto Professional Baseball League. Rich.
Emmanuel Rivera was 3-for-5-3 with a two-doubles, a home run and four RBIs and Chavez Young added a solo homer.
Braden Webb (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in two innings of relief to win the game. It was lost by Yordy Cabrera (0-1), after conceding three touchdowns and seven hits in four innings.
In San Juan, a solid start by Jason Garcia led the Santurce Cangrejeros to a 5-1 victory over the Carolina Giants.
García (1-0) completed six innings with one-run ball and five hits, in addition to striking out six to take the victory. Yamil Maysonet (0-1) fell, punished with three touchdowns without taking outs in his relief.
Jan Hernández was 2-2 with one RBI and two runs scored, Marty Costes went 2-1 with two RBIs, and Iván de Jesús Jr. added a double to drive in one more.