Mayos beats Algodoneros and is close to mooring the top in the first round of LMP

Mayos beats Algodoneros and is close to mooring the top in the first round of LMP

Omar Renteria broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning and Maikel Serrano added an RBI single in the eighth to secure the Mayos de Navojoa 3-1 win over the Algodoneros de Guasave, which increased his advantage in the leadership of the Mexican Pacific League.

Luis Payán (2-0) retired the only batter he faced and benefited from the reaction of his team to win the game, and Jesús García (0-1) lost it, after allowing two hits and one run in two-thirds of an inning .

With four games to play in the First Round, Mayos – who has won eight of nine series this season – was left with a three-game lead over Charros de Jalisco. One more victory will leave Navojoa with first place and 10 points from the First Round.

In Jalisco, José Aguilar and Julio Ornelas each hit RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie, and the Charros survived a homerun by former Major League Baseball player Addison Russell in the ninth inning against Roberto Osuna, to beat by 4-3 to the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.

The victory corresponded to Alexandro Tovalin (3-0) with a perfect inning and three fans in relief work, and Jack Weisenburger lost (0-1), after conceding two touchdowns and three hits in his relief of just one-third inning. Osuna took the rescue.

At Los Mochis, Édgar Robles, Francisco Córdoba and Juan Camacho each hit solo homers in support of a solid start by Fabian Cota, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis defeated the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón 4-0.

Cota (2-2) completed six scoreless innings throwing a seven-hitter with four fans to win the game, and Arturo López (0-2) lost it, despite conceding three runs and nine hits in nine innings.

In Mazatlán, the Sultanes de Monterrey exploded with a five-touchdown attack in the seventh inning to defeat the Venados 6-2.

Roberto Valenzuela was 4-2 with a double and three RBIs, while Carlos Figueroa went 3-3 with a RBI and a run scored to lead the winners’ offense.

Isidro Márquez (1-0) retired a blank inning with two fans to take the victory, while the reverse went to the record of Jesús Barraza (2-1), punished with three scores without being able to get outs in his relief.

In Mexicali, Daniel Castro hit a three-run home run and Colombian Reynaldo Rodríguez added another two-touchdown to propel the Aguilas to an 8-5 win over the Tomateros de Culiacán.

Miguel Peña (2-3) won with six episodes of two runs and four hits, and Alejandro Chávez (2-2) lost, punished with five touchdowns and seven hits in four innings.

The Mayos lead the circuit with a 19-9 record, followed by the Charros (16-12), Algodoneros (15-12), Tomateros (15-13), Yaquis (15-13), Naranjeros (14-14), Venados (13-15), Águilas (12-16), Sultanes (12-16) and Cañeros (8-19).

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