Juan Francisco hits home run in ninth and Gigantes leaves Águilas on the ground in LiDom

Juan Francisco hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Gigantes del Cibao chained their fourth victory by beating Águilas Cibaeñas 3-2 on Saturday, to reaffirm themselves as leaders in the round robin round that grants two walks to the final of the Dominican Baseball League.

Major League Baseball player Marcell Ozuna opened the scoring for the Giants with a home run in the second inning, and Houston Astros outfielder Jose Siri also knocked her out of the park with no runners on board in the eighth to round out the score. winners offense.

Juan Minaya (2-0) allowed a run in an episode of labor to take the victory, while the setback went to the record of Mexican reliever Jake Sánchez (0-1) – taken as reinforcement by the Eagles after a record of 26 saves in the Mexican Pacific League – after conceding two touchdowns in his two-round relief.

In San Pedro de Macorís, veteran MLB player Robinson Canó capped a four-touchdown attack in the second with a two-run RBI double, and the Estrellas Orientales defeated the Tigres del Licey 5-3 to stay. close in the fight for second place in the round of free-for-all.

Canó was 4-2 with two doubles and two RBIs, Gustavo Núñez went 3-3 with a double and an RBI, and Junior Lake added another double to push in one more to command the winners’ attack.

Fernando Abad (1-0) retired a blank inning to score the win, while Brandon Lawson (0-2) charged with the disaster after giving up five runs in one 1/3 inning on the mound.

With eight games to play in the Round Robin, Gigantes del Cibao lead the round with a 8-2 record, followed by Tigres del Licey (5-5), Estrellas Orientales (4-6) and Águilas Cibaeñas (3-7).