Los Gigantes del Cibao scored eight times in the second inning and spun their third victory, 9-4 over the Eastern Stars, to reaffirm on Friday at the top of the round robin that grants two tickets to the final of the Dominican Baseball League.
Major League Baseball player Marcell Ozuna was 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBIs, Richard Ureña was 4-2 with a home run and three RBIs and Carlos Paulino was 3-2 with a double. and two pushed.
Andrew Case (1-0) allowed one run and one hit in his two-round relief to win the game. It was lost by Radhames Liz (0-3), punished with five runs and six hits in just one inning.
In Santo Domingo, Sergio Alcántara hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to knock the Águilas Cibaeñas out and give the Tigres del Licey a 2-1 victory that places them in second place in the league. round of all against all.
Alcantara also hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and was the figurehead when he hit 4-for-3 with a home run and both RBIs.
Starter Lisaverto Bonilla went without a decision after a brilliant six-round run of just one run and four hits. It was Pat Ruotolo (1-0) who took the victory with a blank chapter as a reliever.
Neftalí Feliz lost (0-1), after conceding the race difference in his relay of one and a third inning.
With nine games to go in the round robin, the Giants lead 7-2, followed by Tigres (5-4), Estrellas (3-6) and Aguilas (3-6).