Eagles win sixth in a row and tie with Licey for first place

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  • Águilas win sixth in a row and tie with Licey for first place

    Yairo Mu&oz;oz was one of the most successful. s featured on offense by the Eagles against the Stars.

Supported by an effective work of five pitchers and a timely batting, the Águilas Cibaeñas defeated the Estrellas Orientales 5-2 on Tuesday night at the Tetelo Vargas stadium, in San Pedro de Macorís, to tie in the first position of the professional baseball championship of the Dominican Republic.

Las Águilas (14-6) and Tigres del Licey (13-5), who lost last night to Los Toros, woke up tied for the top and set the stage for the confrontation that both teams will stage this Wednesday night at the Quisqueya stadium.

It was the sixth victory in a row for the Cibaeño team and fifth without losses over the Stars (8-12) this season.

The Eagles produced a lap in the second driven by a double by Yairo Muñoz, two more in the fifth, one of them driven by a double by Jerar Encarnación and added two in the ninth driven by a double by Cade Gotta and sacrifice fly by Aneury Tavarez.

The victory was credited reliever Onelki García (1-0), lost. Shaun Anderson (1-3). Save game for Richard Rodríguez (7), who worked the ninth blank, one hit allowed and three strikeouts.

Garcia walked in. in the fourth in substitution of the starter Joan Adón, and worked 2.0 scoreless innings, with one hit allowed and three strikeouts given.

While Adón launched 3.1 innings with two runs allowed, both earned; two hits, three transfers and three strikeouts given. came out without decision. They also went up to the  box for the cibaeños, in addition to García (4), Rodrigo Benoit (6), Frank Germán (7), Nick Hernández (8) and Rodríguez (9).

For the Stars began Yennsy Díaz, worked 4.0 innings with one run allowed, gave away two transfers and struck out six rivals. He left without a decision.

Díaz was followed by Anderson (5) who in 2.2 innings allowed a two laps, gave away two transfers and struck out to three batters. Gerson Moreno (7), Diógenes Almengó; (9) and Carlos Belén (9).

They stood out with the aguilucho wood, Muñoz 4-3, a  double and one RBI;  Encarnación 4-1, a double and an RBI; Tavarez 3-1, a double, a run scored and one produced; Wilmer Difo 3-1, with one scored; Orlando Calixte 4-1, Gotta 4-1, a double and an RBI.

Luis Campusano with a home run and a single in three at-bats, was the best hitter of the Stars; George Valera 4-2, a double and an RBI.

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