The Santurce Cangrejeros attacked with three runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Caguas Criollos 3-0 on Monday to secure their place in the postseason of Puerto Rico’s Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League.
Joseph Monge hit an RBI double, Iván De Jesús Jr. took one more to the plate with a single and Christian Vázquez closed the attack with another hit from two corners.
The victory went to Luis Atilano (1-0) with a blank entry. Nivaldo Rodríguez lost (0-2) by allowing all three runs in his five-and-one-third innings.
In Carolina, the Giants took an important step in their quest for the final postseason berth with a 5-2 win over direct rivals RA12 to take a three-game lead in the standing.
Freddie Cabrera (3-4) emerged victorious with a five-inning effort in which he allowed only one run and six hits, while the setback went to Alexuan Vega’s record (1-1) by allowing three touchdowns and five hits in three. chapters and a third.
Jonathan Rodriguez hit a solo home run, Jose Sermo went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Anthony Garcia hit one more with a sacrifice fly to lead the Giants’ offense.
v Mayagüez leads the circuit with a record of 18-9, followed by the Caguas (16-11) and Santurce (15-13) already classified, Carolina (11-16) and RA12 (8-19) dispute the last place in the postseason in the final stretch of the regular role.