Defending Caribbean champion begins LVBP playoffs with loss to Navegantes

The Caribes de Anzoátegui, current champions of the circuit, fell on Monday 9-6 against the Navegantes del Magallanes in their first game of the round of all against all of the postseason of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League

Víctor Reyes hit a two-run homer, Herlis Rodríguez went 4-2 with an RBI and a run scored, Rafael Ortega 5-2 with an RBI and Asdrúbal Cabrera drove in one more with a double to command the Navegantes attack, who have won their first two postseason games.

Junior Guerra (1-0) took the win despite allowing five runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Rafael Pineda (0-1) took the backhand by accepting eight touchdowns and eight hits in just 2 1/3 innings.

In Maracay, the Tigres de Aragua scored five runs in the second inning to beat the Cardenales de Lara 11-8 in an offensive festival.

Denis Phipps went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, and three runs scored, Wilson Garcia added a two-run homer, Carlos Tocci went 6-2 with two RBIs and Deiner Lopez was 3-2 with an RBI. by the Tigers.

The victory corresponded to Leonel Campos (1-0) with a chapter and a third without allowing annotations. Raúl Rivero lost (0-1) by conceding five runs and five hits in just one inning.

At the start of the Round Robin that will define the two finalists of the circuit, Navegantes del Magallanes leads with a 2-0 mark, followed by Cardenales de Lara (1-1), Tigres de Aragua (1-1) and Caribes de Anzoátegui ( 0-1).