Dominican Republic and Colombia win in the Caribbean Series

Dominican Republic pitcher Steve Moyers pitches in the first inning against Panama in the Caribbean Series in La Guaira, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS (AP) — The Dominican Republic and Colombia added their third victory in five games Monday by beating Panama and Cuba, respectively, in the Caribbean Series in Venezuela.

The Tigres del Licey defeated the Federales de Chiriquí 10-1 and the Vaqueros de Montería defeated the Agricultores de Bayamo 5-4.

With these results, the Dominican team and its Colombian counterpart improved their record to 3-2, Panama was left with a 2-3 mark and Cuba (1-4) sank further to the bottom of the standings after suffering its fourth defeat. to the thread

Later, Curacao (2-2) and Puerto Rico (1-3) are measured. They will close the day, in a duel to define the solitary leader of the tournament, Mexico and Venezuela, who have a similar mark of 3-1.

The tournament is played under the modality of all against all in the first seven dates, where the first four qualify for the semifinals.

The winners of the semifinals, where the first with the fourth in the standings and the second with the third, are awarded the right to play the final on February 10 in the Venezuelan capital.


Joshwan Wright had an RBI single in the second inning, but that lead faded the next inning when the Dominicans scored three runs on Gustavo Nunez’s RBI double and Yamaico Navarro’s two-run home run.

The Tigers increased 5-1 in the fifth on a two-run double by leadoff hitter Emilio Bonifacio; meanwhile, Webster Rivas added one more with a grounder to the box in the sixth episode.

In the eighth, Kelvin Gutiérrez led off the inning with a single and scored on two wild pitches and a balk from reliever Carlos Rodríguez.

The Dominicans added another three in the ninth with RBI hits from Mel Rojas Jr., Gutierrez and Luis Barrera off Rodríguez.

Steve Moyer (1-0) started and won with eight innings. The defeated was Ernesto Silva (0-1).


Jordan Diaz drove in two runs with a double in the third to give the Cowboys an early 2-0 lead. Diaz, an Oakland A’s prospect, has nine RBIs in the tournament.

Cuban Yordanys Alarcón equalized the score at 2-2 with a hit in the fourth quarter.

In the fifth, Gustavo Campero put Colombia back in front with a two-run homer in the sixth, while Jesús Marriaga added another score with a single.

Cubans Rafael Viñales and Andrés de la Cruz scored two with a double and a single, respectively, in the sixth inning.

Hernando Mejías (1-0) was the winner and Jhon Peluffo (1) saved. Jonathan Carbo (0-2) lost.

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