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).