Matanzas lost some ground on top of Cuban baseball championship when being beaten 8-7 by Industriales in an excellent 1 0-innings game lasting over five hours.
Industriales´ catcher Frank Camilo Morejon walked off hit the Crocodiles off Maikel Hidalgo, although the loss went to Yaniel Blanco.
Rudy Reyes batted 4 for 6 with four RBIs and Lisbán Correa hit a two-run homer to lead Havana squad's offensive, and Yohandri Portal won the match, while Yadiel Hernandez hit a homer and drove in three runs for the defeated.
In the evening hours Granma completed the sweep over Artemisa and now appears three games down the top, while Isla de la Juventud did the same against Ciego de Avila.
Lázaro Blanco achieved his ninth win of the season when the Granma Alazanes knocked out 12-2 the Artemisa Hunters, with offensive highlight by shortstop Adrian Moreno, who homered and drove in four runs.
Meanwhile Isla de la Juventud defeated 2-1 Ciego de Ávila, with credit from the mound for reliever Javier Vazquez, and Héctor Manuel Mendoza took the save, while Luis Abel Castro hit a solo homer.
Pinar del Río won 7-5 over Holguin to avoid the sweep in match marked by the seventh win of the ace pitcher Yosvani Torres, despite allowing nine hits and four earned runs in five and third innings, with the eleventh save by Vladimir Gutiérrez.
Third baseman Osniel Madera and second baseman Andy Sarduy drove in two RBIs per capita as the highlights on the offensive for the cause of the current national monarchs.