Historic slugger Albert Pujols still can’t find a hit in the Dominican Baseball League, going 3-0 on Tuesday in the Los Leones del Escogido 10-2 loss to the Gigantes del Cibao at the Julián Javier Stadium. of San Francisco de Macorís.
Pujols is hitting just .154 (26-4) with no homers and two RBIs, during seven games played in his first experience in Dominican winter baseball.
In Tuesday’s game, Kelvin Gutierrez was 3-2 with three RBIs, Edwin Espinal hit a two-run homer and Hanser Alberto went 5-3 with one RBI and three scored for the Giants.
Richelson Peña (2-1) won with five and a third scoreless innings, allowing six hits. Ethan Small lost (1-1), after allowing three runs and four hits in two innings.
In Santo Domingo, Radhames Liz delivered a solid start, while former Major League Baseball player Junior Lake hit 4-2 with two RBIs in the Estrellas Orientales 3-1 win over the Tigres del Licey.
Liz (1-0) covered five blank innings, throwing a hit with four fans to win the game. It was lost by Ryan Rolison (0-1), with two 1/3 innings of three touchdowns and four hits.
At La Romana, the Toros del Este scored two runs in the third inning thanks to an RBI double by Bryan De La Cruz and a sacrifice fly by Martin Cervenka, en route to a 2-0 victory over Águilas Cibaeñas.
The Eagles lead the circuit with a 7-3 record, followed by Estrellas (7-4), Leones (5-6), Giants (5-6), Toros (4-6) and Tigres (4-7).