Los Gigantes del Cibao halted the victorious streak in three, of the still leaders of the tournament, the Estrellas Orientales by beating them 11-5, in a match played at the Julián Javier Stadium, in San Francisco de Macorís, to incidentally place themselves in the middle of the game. the peak of winter fall baseball.
The Giants, who had another game per night in a row, won for the eighth time at home, where they add four losses and are now 13-10 with their two wins in a row, half a game behind the Stars who are 13-9.
Juan Francisco led a Cibaeña offense with three RBIs and Richard Ureña produced two, one of them with a solo homer and Carlos Paulino drove in two more with a two-run homer.
From the fourth on, the Stars only fired two hits. After finishing the top part of the eighth episode of the Stars, there was a blackout in the park, as well as in San Francisco de Macorís, according to reports, which lasted for about an hour.
The match was won by Enmanuel Mejía (1-0) and lost by Matt Pobereyko (0-2).
The Giants have defined their last two career cluster victories. On Tuesday they returned from a 2-0 game for a 7-3 win over the Toros del Este, thanks to seven laps in the ninth and this Wednesday they lost 5-0 at the end of the fourth, but in the fifth they made six runs and continued scoring until the eighth, with two in sixth, one in seventh and two more at the end of the eighth.
The starters, Radhamés Liz, for the Stars and Raynel Espinal (2.0) for the Giants, there was little they resisted on the mound. Liz endured a little longer, but only reached four and a third innings, when the Cibaeño rally emerged.
Sandber Pimentel hit a solo home run down the left field to open the eastern scoreboard 1-0.
In the third, Espinal allowed two straight runs and gave a base, a situation that Domingo Leyba found and solved with a homer from the right field, with the bases loaded, to make the game 5-0. Elehuris Montero singled to left and there ended Espinal’s work, replaced by Carlos Pimentel, who completed the episode.
In the big fifth, the Giants hit nine men who shot four extra-base hits, three of them valid for runs.
After one out, Henry Urrutia doubled to right field and Richard Ureña followed with another down the same path that he towed Urrutia. Carlos Paulino continued with a two-round homer on the same track to put the game at 5-3.
Matt Pobereyko took over the mound in place of Liz and Otto Lopez singles to right field, José Sirí moves it to third with a single from left. Hanser Alberto shoots unattainable to the center and López scores the fourth for the Giants. Alberto arrives at the anteroom and before that, Sirí scored by mistake on second-player Domingo Leyba’s shot. Darien Núñez replaces Pobereyko and dominates Juan Francisco with a shot by the pitcher, but Alberto took the opportunity to score the sixth of the inning.