Los Cañeros de los Mochis fell 8-3 against Tigres de Licey, from the Dominican Republic in the first semifinal of the Caribbean SeriesIn this way, the ninth Mexican said goodbye to the tournament after having shown good baseball during the first phase in which it finished in the first box.
The Mexicans never had control of the game and barely achieved minimal reactions that were not enough to turn the game around as it happened days ago. Los Tigres de Licey opened the scoring in the first inning with a sacrifice fly to left field by Mel Rojas.
Emilio Bonifacio and Henry Urrutia drove in three more runs for the Dominicans in the second inning and the aspirations of a Mexican team that has not won a Caribbean Series title since 2016 were already in the air.
The Cañeros of the Mochis they tried to get closer on the scoreboard with two runs, after an uncatchable hit through the center field by Julián Ornelas and a sacrifice fly by Jasson Atondo. However, in the seventh chapter, the Dominicans would once again impose conditions with a home run by Kelvin Gutiérrez to left field that drove in two more runs.
A sacrifice fly to the left field by Julián Ornelas gave the Mexicans another run, although it was insufficient to turn around a game in which those led by José Moreno never had a chance to equalize and suffered until the end.
The Dominican Republic scored the last run in the final episode and secured their ticket in the grand final of the Caribbean Series that takes place in Caracas. For its part, Mexico awaits the loser of the second semifinal to play the game for third place.
Licey’s ninth awaits the winner of the game between Colombia and Venezuela that will be played at the second hour at the Monumental Simón Bolívar stadium and that will define the second finalist of this Caribbean Series couple.
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