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Tigres Approach the Top in Dominican Baseball

Tigres Approach the Top in Dominican Baseball

The Tigres de Licey came within a game and a half of first place in the local baseball tournament, after their 8-1 victory on Monday night over the former Toros del Este.

The people of the capital had good work from their starter Rob Wooten, who pitched five innings and two-thirds of a run to earn the victory.

Wooten (1-2) combined with relievers Jonathan Aro, Warner Madrigal and Edward Santos to limit the visitors to just four hits.

The defeat went to Paolo Espino (0-2), in four three-run episodes.

The best offensive player for the winners was Jorge Bonifacio, who had three hits and two RBIs.

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Sergio Alcántara, Diory Hernández and Marco Hernández connected with two hits each and took two laps to the plate of the Quisqueya stadium.

Veterans Rymer Liriano and junior Mel Rojas also contributed to the offense with two hits.

The Bengals (11 and 8) approached the leaders, Gigantes del Cibao (12 and 6), who did not play their duel against the Leones del Esgido, due to bad weather.

The Lions are third in the table with 10 and 9.

In the other game on the card, the Águilas Cibaeñas defeated the local Estrellas de Oriente 2-1, at the Tetelo Vargas stadium in San Pedro de Macorís (east).

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The winning pitcher was reliever Richard Rodríguez (2-0), who replaced starter Roenis Elías, in the fifth inning.

Imported Evan MacLane (2-1) was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs in four innings.

Closer Josh Judy earned his sixth save of the season by getting all three outs in the ninth.

The winners’ runs came off a double by outfielder Boog Powell with two teammates on board early in the fourth.

Third baseman Orlando Carlixte was the best with the wood for the losers, hitting four hits.

Las Cuyayas are fourth in the table with 10 and 10, Estrellas follow them with 9 and 10 and Los Toros are located in the last step, with 6 and 15.

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This Tuesday the Lions and Tigers face each other, in the Quisqueya; Gigantes-Águilas, at the Cibao stadium, and Bulls against Estrellas, at Tetelo Vargas. EFE

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