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Juan Lagares leads Águilas’ “stick party” against Giants


Juan Lagares de las Águilas Cibaeñas, in a file photograph. EFE / Luis Tavarez

Santo Domingo, Nov 20 (EFE) .- Major League Baseball outfielder Juan Lagares made a spectacular debut by driving in five runs and leading the Águilas Cibaeñas 18-3 win over Los Gigantes del Cibao, this Saturday in the Estadio Cibao, in Santiago (north), in the continuation of the Dominican winter baseball championship.
Lagares, MVP of the last final of the Dominican tournament, hit three indisputable in the game, among them a triple producer of three runs in the fourth inning, to culminate his great offensive work, with five RBIs and two scored, in the match. corresponding to the nineteenth day of Lidom.
The Eagles immediately attacked Giants starting pitcher André Rienzo (1-2), scoring four runs in the first inning, led by a three-round RBI homer from designated hitter Zoilo Almonte.
Those from Santiago also had the offensive contribution of Ramón Torres, who stepped on the plate four times and pushed two laps.
Those led by Félix Femín, who stopped the colts’ winning streak at five, scored two or more runs in each of the five chapters in which they managed to add a lap to the scoreboard.
Those led by Colombian Luis “Pipe” Urueta, added their three laps in the ninth, highlighting an unstoppable two-run driver from Cuban Henry Urrutia.
In Santo Domingo, the Eastern Stars counted on the great work of the Panamanian Andy Otero, in a duel in which Sandber Pimentel hit a home run, to win 6-3 over the Lions of El Escogido, at the Quisqueya Juan Marichal stadium.
Otero (1-0), pitched five one-touch innings and five strikeouts to return the Stars to first place in the local tournament standings.
Pimentel sent the ball to the stands without runners on the bases and Junior Lake drove in two laps to be the offensive support needed by the team led by Fernando Tatis.
For the Lions, American Joey Rickard doubled and scored one to stand out on offense.
While in La Roma (east), the Toros del Este continued their dominance over the Tigres del Licey and this Saturday they further aggravated the situation of the capital team, defeating them 6-0 at the Francisco Micheli stadium.
The Bulls, who counted on the attack of Rodolfo Castro and Raudy Read, who drove in two runs each, in addition to the two laps scored by Bryan De La Cruz, have beaten the Tigres in 13 consecutive games.
Precisely the last victory of the Blues, who have fallen in their last four games, against the bullfighters, occurred on November 20, 2019, throwing César Valdez (2-1), who also started this Saturday and carried the defeat, by throwing five innings of three races.
The dominance of those led by the Puerto Rican Lino Rivera, over the felines has been such that they have won their last two games by shutout and put together a chain of 20 innings without allowing them annotations.
In this Sunday’s action, the Tigres host the Giants in Santo Domingo, while the Lions will travel to Santiago, to face the Eagles and the Lions will go to San Pedro de Macorís (east), to play against the Stars.

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