Jerar Encarnación was the most prominent in the victory of the Eagles with three hits.
The Águilas Cibaeñas achieved their third consecutive victory by defeating the Estrellas Orientales 6-1 at the Tetelo Vargas stadium to match the pointers in victories and place themselves a game and a half from the top, after Friday's only game of the fall baseball championship winter event dedicated to the memory of Tomás Troncoso Cuesta. It was the fourth victory for the eaglets, without defeat, against the easterners and now they have an overall record of 11-6, in second place in the standings led by the Tigres del Licey (11-3), who did not play last night due to the suspension of two matches due to bad weather conditions in Santo Domingo and San Francisco de Macorís. Frank Germán started for the eaglets, who faced 8 batters in 2.0 scoreless innings, they gave him three hits and struck out two rivals for a 1.40 whip. He was followed in the box by Donnie Hart (3), Rodrigo Benoit (3), Darío Álvarez (6), Julián Fernández (7) and Francis Martes (8). The winner was reliever Benoit (2-1). Radhamés Liz (1-1), starter for the Orientals, took the loss. In just 2.2 innings of 51 pitches, he faced 14 opponents, got three runs, gave up two walks and struck out one opponent. He was replaced by Román Méndez (3), Shaun Anderson (4), Carlos Belén (7), Wirfin Obispo (8) and Edgar E. García (9). Jerar Encarnación led the offense for the Eagles going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI; Ramón Torres 4-2 and a run scored; Orlando Calixte 5-1 with double two RBIs and one scored; Eliezer Álvarez and Yairo Muñoz, a single and an RBI each; Cade Gotta, Aneurys Tavarez and Andretty Corderon hit a hit apiece. For the Stars, Elehuris Montero 4-1 with a double and RBI; Domingo Leyba 4-1, with a tubey; Marco Luciano, Junior Lake, José Tena, Luke Williams and Gustavo Núñez, one indisputable each. How they scored The Eagles attacked starter Liz in the third inning and took a 3-0 lead. After one out, Torres singled down the middle of the field, Gotta struck out, Tavárez hit the infield and Calixte hit an RBI double for the first two runs scored and after Encarnación was bowled, Cordero hit for third to load the bases and rule Liz's exit, but reliever Méndez immediately hit Álvarez for the third run harrier. The Stars made their only return in the sixth against Benoit after one out, Erick Mejía negotiated bases on balls and scored with a double to the central wall of Montero, Álvarez entered to pitch and put out the fire with two consecutive strikeouts to Lake and Leyba. In the seventh, the Cibaeños added three runs against Belén's shipments for the final score of 6-1. After one eliminated, Calixte reached second base due to a fielding error by shortstop Tena and scored, driven by an undisputed hit by Encarnación, who advanced to second on a grounder by Cordero and crossed the plate driven by a hit by Álvarez, who went to second on a throw bad from the outfielder and stepped on the pentagon with a hit by Muñoz for the sixth round of the Águilas. “Águilas, Estrellas, Lidom.