Las Tunas's Leñadores make it to the finals in Caribbean Series

Panama City, February 10 (RHC)— Las Tunas Leñadores made it to the finals pf the Caribbean Series, after defeating Venezuela's Cardenales de Lara 3-0, at the Rod Carew stadium in the Panamanian capital.

They are the second team to reach the finals since the Island’s clubs returned to the tournament in 2014, when Pinar del Rio´s Vegueros won the title under the leadership of Alfonso Urquiola

Lazaro Blanco was the winning pitcher, scoring his second victory in the series.

Former big leaguer Manny Corpas closed out Panama's Los Toros 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico on Saturday night, setting up a championship game against Cuba in the Caribbean Series.

The Panamanians are playing in their first final since 1960, when they lost to Cuba. Panama has one Caribbean Series title, won in 1950.

The game will take place at 4:00 pm. this Sunday, February 10th.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

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Villa Clara beats Las Tunas, closes gap in playoff

Villa Clara achieved its first win in the third game of the grand final of the 58th Cuban National Baseball Series when beating 9-4 Las Tunas at home.

The team managed by Eduardo Paret was losing by two (2-4) in the sixth frame when they scored six times to take control of the actions.

The win went to RHP Freddy A. Alvarez despite allowing four runs and nine hits in 6.1 innings, while young reliever Pablo Guillen, he is only 20, earned the save and hit the headlines by pitching 2.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts.

LHP Yoanni Yera took the loss when surrendering six earned runs and same amount of hits in 5.1 innings.

There were offensive highlight to 1B William Saavedra, who batted 3 for 4, including a homer and a double and 3 RBIs, and DH Carlos Benitez (3 for 3 including two doubles and 1 RBI), who extended his streak of consecutive hits to seven in this final play-off.

For the losing side, CF and lead-off hitter Yuniesky Larduet batted 3 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI and RF Andres Quiala hit 2 for 4, including a double and two RBIs.

With Las Tunas ahead 2-1, the fourth game of the final play-off will be today and the expected starting pitchers are right-hander Alain Sanchez, who lost the initial game of the final, and lefty Leandro Martinez, who hasn't seen action in this play-off.


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