The schedule is here. Freddie Patek laid down a bunt single, but Koufax struck out Appier and Wilson to end any thoughts of adding to the lead. Should the political and social concerns in Venezuela not settle down somewhat, there was much discussion as to where the upcoming Serie del Caribe might be relocated. It went 14 innings, with LA tying the game in the bottom of the eighth and finally winning it six innings later. Gracias to mi buen amigo Juan Antonio Jasso Rodriguez for his contribution to this post. The field will be divided into two groups for group play:

Greg Holland came on for KC. Royals prospect Emmanuel Rivera leads the league in hitting at. Perranoski faced the minimum through his two innings of work. This resulted in a loser-goes-home game between La Guaira and Aragua. Should the W-L be tied, a form of run differential will be used to break the tie. The six advancing clubs can be reinforced by players selected from the eliminated ten teams.

The Rkster set a SN game season record with 70 victories. Two down and no one on base Reiser was up for LA. Format of competition — the five-team format used since Cuba re-entered competition in will be continued. Querecuto is an Arizona Diamondbacks farmhand, having hit for a combined.

But that hit was an RBI double by catcher Gabriel Gutierrez in the top of the ninth to drive in the deciding run. Cuban stars Despaigne, Gourriel, and Cepeda did not disappoint, hitting.

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Myaaguez was one of the founding leagues, participating in Serie del Caribe from The Cardenales de Lara teammates were killed in a car crash the previous day. Criollos de Caguas were eliminated and will not be defending their two-time Puerto Rican and Rosger del Caribe titles. A programming note — the games will be broadcast in the U. Appier struck out Piazza again for out number one. Jansen was replaced by Jay Howell. In the LVBP, the wild card is determined by a one-game play-in pitting the two losing first-round teams with the best regular-season records.


Cuban major-leaguer Aroldis Chapman was in attendance.

Venezuela took the lead again in the bottom of the seventh, only to be overcome by a 2-run Puerto Rican 8th inning. Estadio Rod Carew is a great venue to watch baseball. The system of competition will be the same as in de past few years:. Criollos de Caguas visited Santurce for a one-game, serid, encounter at Estadio Hiram Bithorn on Thursday evening, January Cardenales de Lara prevailed over Margarita4 games to caribs.

Between games we saw former Astros player Jose Cruz at dinner. Soto had three hits and both RBI. Should the political and social concerns in Venezuela not settle down somewhat, there was much discussion as to where the upcoming Serie del Caribe might be relocated.

The next four clubs in the rpster entered a best-of-three wild card series to determine the additional two clubs to advance. The two winners will then advance to the finals on Sunday. February 3, Single game tickets went on sale yesterday at local outlets and the stadium ticket office.

January 27 — We have some league winners! Matanzas has already qualified for the semi-finals due to their outstanding first-half record. The outfield dimensions are ft. So — for example — if Industriales Havana was in the first half, and against the other five clubs advancing to the second half, only jndios record would be carried forward to the second half standings.

With about 20 games left, the remaining six clubs are positioned as follows:. Their home park is Estadio B-Air.

eel Magallanes at Invios Caribes at Caracas. Stay tuned … February 7, Game 7 — Mexico gets into the win column withinning victory over Cuba. This will cause another escalation in tensions between the two Mexican leagues, as many Mexican nationals will then be unavailable for the first month or so of the winter league schedule.

CUBA — Serie Nacional 58 play has been underway for about a month, and la primera etapa — the first 45 games of the season with all 16 clubs participating — is about at the half-way point. From those results, the bottom fifth-place team will be eliminated and the remaining four teams indiso play a semi-final round on Feb.


Venezuela tallied 16 hits and 4 walks but could not overcome the early Criollos outburst. In game 3, Tigres scored 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings and then won it in 12 innings. This game was held Seri night, January 11 in Maracay.

He threw the 10th through the 12th, giving up a couple of singles and a walk, but getting two double plays to erase threats.

One league winner has been determined, with the other four final series are either in-progress or about to begin. Should the LMB extend its schedule into Novemberthis will impact the number of Mexican players that would be available to the LMP for the first month of the Mexican winter league schedule.

Cuban starter Freddy Alvarez was lifted with only one out in the first inning after Venezuela jumped out to a lead. Dominican starter Nestor Cortes and three relievers held the Santurce squad to only one hit!

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After splitting the first two games on the road in Jalisco, Culiacan swept their three home games and took the LMP Championship four games to one. CF Alonzo Harris was with a walk and scored twice as he led off for Mexico. Leones de Caracas defeated Tigres de Aragua four games to two. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Puerto Rican winter league. All six franchises are returning for play this winter: