In home run party, Aguilas defeat Estrellas 12-7

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  • In a home run party, Águilas defeat Estrellas 12-7

    The victory was the 11th run at home in the so-called “Valley of Death”, putting their record at 13-2 at home.

Aneury Tavarez, Johan Camargo, Wilmer Difó and Ezequiel Durán led the Águilas Cibaeñas' biggest offense in the tournament with home runs and defeated the Estrellas Orientales 12-7 last night at Cibao Stadium. The win was the 11th run at home in the so-called “Valle de la Muerte”, putting their record at 13-2 at home. The eaglets cemented themselves in the first position, with 22-8. The eaglet offense was led by Tavarez with a homer and two singles; Durán, home run, uncatchable and three produced; Camargo, tetrabase and single with two RBIs; Orlando Calixte, two hits and one RBI; Difó, homer and two brought to the plate; and Luis Valenzuela, an unbeatable and produced run. The Stars were led by Edward Olivares with a home run, double and four RBIs; Alfredo Reyes, double; and a single each by Erick Mejía, Gustavo Núñez and Guillermo Heredia. Bidó started for the Águilas, who worked 4.0 innings of a run, two hits, two tickets and struck out two. He was replaced in the fifth by Nick Hernández and then Junior Fernández (6), Johan Ramírez (7), Chad Sobotka (8), Julián Fernández and Rodrigo Benoit (9) threw. For the Stars, Liz started, who worked 3.0 innings, giving up 3 runs, four hits, no transfers and struck out three. He was followed on the mound by Emmanuel de Jesús (4), Carlos Belén (6), Abner Uribe (7), Wilfin Obispo (7) and Chester Pimentel (8). The winning pitcher was Hernández (2-1) and the defeated one was Liz (0-2). The races Las Águilas got up early against Liz, starter for the Orientals, with a two-run rally in the first inning. After one out, Tavarez singled to right field, Calixte followed suit to left, Frank Schwindel hit an RBI double to left and Camargo drove in second with a groundout to first. The Stars, who were left scoreless in the first two innings, gave the first hit to starter Bidó in the third, after two outs and scored a run. Mejía lined a hit to right field and scored behind Olivares's double. The Eaglets scored again with their third score in the bottom of the third when Tavárez homered to right field after one out. In the fourth, against reliever De Jesús, they made a display of power with home runs by Camargo and Difó, through the left field, the latter with Duran in circulation to make the score 6-1. One more produced the yellows in the sixth, combining Camargo's double, Durán's single and Camargo entered a selection play. In the seventh they made a rally of five, combining a ticket to Robles, a single from Tavarez and Calixte imitated him with another tug. One out later, the pinch hitter Valenzuela hit an uncatchable drive to the left and Durán hit the ball on the same side to make the score 12-1. The Greens made one in the eighth when reliever Sobotka couldn't find the strike zone and loaded the bases, leading Batten into the run. The Orientals scored five in the ninth combining double by Reyes, Núñez singled as well as Batten who drove in two and then Olivares homered with two on board for three more runs, but his reaction was not enough and the score remained 12- 7. Prior to the start of the game. Jean Luis Rodríguez, director of the RD-Vial Trust, was invited to throw the first ball and was accompanied on the ground by the president of the Águilas Cibaeñas, Víctor García Sued, and Gustavo García, representing the Cibao Sports Events marketer (EDECI). . The Águilas Cibaeñas will travel to the capital this Sunday to play their seventh game against their great rivals, Tigres del Licey, starting at 5:00 in the afternoon at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium.

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