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The Tigres de Licey of the Dominican Republic handcuffed the Leones del Caracas of Venezuela and ended up taking the game 3-0 to obtain their 22nd Caribbean Series title and number 11 for the most winning franchise on the circuit.
the opener César Valdez was the figure of the match for the Dominican team, and in a performance of six and a third innings he silenced the Caracas offenseHe also managed to strike out six batters, allowing just three hits with no runs against.
For the ninth of the Leones del Caracas, their stellar opener Erick Leal took the defeat and Jairo Asencio of the Dominican Republic earned his third save in the Caribbean Series.
Kelvin Gutierrez’s sacrifice fly to right field propelled Urrutia in the top of the second inning. and thus he gave the first race to the Tigres de Licey. In the fifth inning, a hit by Yamaico Navarro brought Gustavo Núñez to home plate. and put the second race for the Dominicans.
Already in the ninth episode, a cannon shot by Gustavo Núñez brought an error by Hernán Pérez that allowed Luis Barrera to score the third and decisive run of the game.. In this way the Dominicans showed that in any circumstance, they are always the favorites of the Caribbean.
The Licey Tigers silenced the Monumental Simón Bolívar that saw the dream of a title vanish for Venezuela that has not been celebrated for 14 years in a country where baseball is the national sport.
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