Navegantes blanks Lions and clings to top in Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Alejandro de Aza responded with an RBI single after two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Navegantes del Magallanes escaped on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over the Leones del Caracas to maintain their good stride and lead in the Venezuelan League. of Professional Baseball.

Navigators starter Yohander Mendez covered five scoreless innings of just three hits, but came out without a decision. The victory went to the record of Henderson Álvarez (2-0) with two blank innings in relief work, and the defeat went to the record of Eduardo Paredes (1-1), after allowing the only run of the match in his relief from an entry.

In La Guaira, the Caribes de Anzoátegui and the Tiburones de La Guaira divided victories in a doubleheader of matches cut to seven innings.

At first, Niuman Romero hit 2-2 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored, Roberto Chirinos went 4-2 with three RBIs and Luis Sardiñas was 4-2 with two RBIs to lead the Los Angeles winners. Caribs 11-8 over Sharks.

Liarvis Breto (1-0) won the game despite allowing six touchdowns and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Arnaldo Hernández (1-2) lost, after allowing four touchdowns or five hits in just two-thirds of the inning.

In the second game of the day, the Sharks retaliated with a 6-4 victory thanks to a two-run RBI double by Jesús Guzmán and another RBI double by José Martínez.

At Maracaibo, Luis Castro hit a two-run RBI double, while Jose Martinez and Jason Lopez added two RBI singles on a four-run offense in the top of the 10th inning, giving Margarita’s Braves a 9-win. -8 over the Águilas del Zulia, who reacted with three scores in the bottom of the tenth inning, but fell short.

Ezequiel Zabaleta (1-0) won thanks to the support of his offense, after allowing three scores and two hits in two and a third innings, and Manuel Rodríguez (0-1) lost, after being punished with four runs in just a third of entry.

At La Guaira, the Lara Cardinals attacked with eight touchdowns in the fourth inning to lead to a 14-8 victory over the Aragua Tigres.

William Contreras went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBIs to lead the offense of the winners, who also had four hits and four RBIs by Gabriel Moreno.

Pedro García won (1-0) with a blank inning in relief work, and Ángel Padrón lost (2-1), punished with five touchdowns in three chapters of work.

Navegantes del Magallanes lead the circuit with a 22-12 mark followed by Cardenales de Lara (20-15), Bravos de Margarita (19-15), Tigres de Aragua (19-16), Leones del Caracas (18-17), Caribes de Anzoátegui (16-19), Tiburones de La Guaira (13-22) and Águilas del Zulia (12-23).