5-4. Dominican Republic eliminates Puerto Rico from the Caribbean Series

Dominican Republic on Thursday left on the field laid 5 runs for 4 to Puerto Rico and stepped it out of all possibility of the Caribbean Series, which will have new champion, and that takes place in the Panamanian capital.

The match had good four streamer duel entries between starters Fernando Cabrera, for Puerto Rico, and Raúl Valdés, for the Dominican troop, keeping the score at zero.

It was not until the fourth stage, when Puerto Rico woke up the fans, with two lines, opening the scoring.
An unstoppable Ivan De Jesus brought to the register the first race of the game, while the second of the Puerto Ricans came in “spikes” by David Vidal, for an “infield hit” by Irving Falú.

The reaction of the Dominicans was immediate. In that same fourth section they went up, by scoring three races.
The first race was through a long homer by Diego Goris, on the left field, the other two were the product of an unstoppable Edwin Spinal. Then Spinal himself reached the plate for a sacrificial lift from Audrey Perez.

The high of the fifth and sixth innings were productive for the boys led by helmsman Carmelo Martinez, tying and taking control of the 4-3 actions.
For the Dominicans it was not the same, leaving three episodes in white.

In the eighth, the Puerto Ricans created danger to increase the score, but the rebellion was solved.
For the eighth in its bottom, Puerto Rico threw hand of Fernando Cruz, the same pitcher who had spoiled the game against Panama and the Dominican Republic, on the first date.

Well Cruz did it again. The Dominicans tied the game, Aneury Távarez shot unstoppable to the left, towing Moíses Sierra with the equalizer.
In the high of the ninth, against the shipments of Major League player Rafael “Jumbo” Diaz, Puerto Rico was close to go up, but Diaz squeezed and pulled the episode.

In the ninth episode in the bottom, the Dominican Republic sealed their victory thanks to Junior Lake, who hit a deep drive between left and center, bringing Wilkin Castillo to the house, to lay on the field 5 runs 4 to Puerto Rico and of step eliminate them of the match, with record of 0-3.

The match was won by José Rafael Díaz, who had a task of one episode, allowed one hit, struck out one and gave away a ticket to first base. The defeat went to Nicholas Padilla, who walked a third of the episode, allowing two hits and one run.

The best on offense by the winners were Junior Lake 5-2 with one push, at the end of the win, and Audrey Távez 3-2 and one pushed. For Puerto Rico highlighted with David Vidal wood of 4-2 with scored and one pushed.

Tomorrow, in Group B, from 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT) Dominicans (2-1) play life against Panama (2-0), Puerto Rico rests; while at the second hour, 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT Saturday), Venezuela will go against Mexico, in group B, the Cubans will have a free date.

  • Annotations:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 C I E

Puerto Rico 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 4 12 2

Dominican 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 1

PG: José Rafael Díaz (1-0)

PP: Nicholas Padilla (0-1)

Incidents: Seventh match of the Caribbean Series Panama 2019 held at the Rod Carew national stadium, located in the Panamanian capital. (EFE) .-


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