Mayos defeats Yaquis, ties leadership and 10 points in First Round in LMP

Mayos defeats Yaquis, ties leadership and 10 points in First Round in LMP

The Mayos of Navojoa defeated the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón 3-2 on Tuesday and secured first place and the maximum score with two games remaining for the end of the First Round of the Mexican Pacific League.

Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer and Alan Espinoza added a solo one to provide everything needed in the Mays’ offense.

The victory went to Octavio Acosta (2-1) with six dominant blank innings in which he allowed just four hits and struck out seven rivals. Eddie Gamboa (0-1) took the loss by giving up two runs and six hits in five innings.

In Hermosillo, Colombian Reynaldo Rodríguez hit a solo home run and added an RBI single in the pitching duel in which the Aguilas de Mexicali defeated the Naranjeros 2-0.

Vidal Nuño (1-1) went through 5 1/3 innings without allowing runs on a five-hit ball and struck out five to claim the win. The loss went to Ryan Verdugo (2-1), conceding one run and four hits in seven innings.

In Mazatlán, Cuban Félix Pérez led a four-touchdown attack in the first inning with a two-run homer and the Charros de Jalisco beat the Venados 4-3.

Adrián Guzmán (2-2) won with five innings of three runs and five hits, and Ignacio Marrujo (1-1) lost, shaken with four scores and five hits in just a third of the inning. Roberto Osuna retired the ninth inning blank for his sixth save.

At Culiacán, Ricardo Serrano drove in two runs with a bases loaded single in the ninth and the Sultanes de Monterrey rallied to beat the Tomateros 4-3.

Isidro Márquez won (2-0) with a perfect inning, and Zach Hartman lost (2-3) after allowing three runs in his disastrous two-thirds inning relief.

In Guasave, Juan Camacho surprised with a touch to push the tying run in the top of the ninth inning, Francisco Córdova produced the victory with a single, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis lived behind to defeat 3-2 to the Algodoneros.

Navojoa leads the circuit with a 20-10 mark, followed by Guasave (17-13), Jalisco (17-13), Culiacán (16-14), Obregón (16-14), Hermosillo (15-15), Monterrey ( 14-16), Mazatlán (13-17), Mexicali (13-17) and Los Mochis (9-21).

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