César Valdez before the Águilas Cibaeñas open the Dominican day of LIDOM

Duel between rivals from the East Zone and the Giants wanting to regain the path of victory against the Chosen One complete Sunday’s action in the Dominican ball

The interesting day on Sunday in the Professional Baseball League of the Dominican Republic (LIDOM) opens with the Eastern Stars at the top of the table of positions and with the classic of the local winter ball among the Cibaeños visiting the Capital with the series matched to two victories per side.

The “rubber arms” Raúl Valdés and Evan MacLane face off at the Francisco Micheli Stadium in La Romana

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Águilas Cibaeñas vs Tigres del Licey

The Five Letters will be revealed for the Tigres in the afternoon of this Sunday in the great duel against the Aguilas Cibaeñas.

Valdez was initially scheduled to shoot yesterday Saturday against the Leones del Escogido but was granted an additional day of rest to face his great rivals against whom he has had a great record.

On the other side comes Justin Nicolino, who last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2017 with the Miami Marlins, making his second appearance of the season, since in his debut he threw two innings on targets where he did not allow hits and struck out an opponent.

A full house is expected at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium, as in the previous match between these two teams, where it was evidenced that the stadium welcomed more fans than allowed by health protocols and where there were several complaints about the acquisition of tickets by part of the general public.

Leones del Escogido vs Gigantes del Cibao

In the City of the Hague there will be a duel of imported pitchers with right-hander Darryl Thompson pitching for the Chosen One and left-hander Tyler Alexander will do the same for the locals.

Marcell Ozuna will again be fourth in order at bat and will defend the left field sector at the Julián Javier Stadium.

Eastern Stars vs Eastern Bulls

The Stars got the best out of their engagement on Saturday night and were left alone with the first position of the standing, thanks in large part to the excellent work of starter Edwin Uceta.

On this occasion they will have a great acquaintance of this league in the figure of Evan MacLane, who will make his first start of the season. The southpaw has already seen relief action in three previous appearances where he has totaled two innings pitched allowing five runs.

The Bulls will have on the mound another great veteran of the league in the figure of Raúl Valdés, who turned 44 on Saturday, but keeps shooting good ball with a 2.10 ERA in 25 innings and two thirds thrown with 22 strikeouts.