Countries

Mexico, Venezuela Win on 2nd Day of Caribbean Series

C.J. Retherford of Mexico's Aguilas de Mexicali on second base in a Caribbean Series game against Puerto Rico, in Culiacan, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017/Photo: AP
Mexico, Venezuela Win on 2nd Day of Caribbean Series

C.J. Retherford homered and drove in three runs, Chris Roberson had four hits and Mexico defeated the Dominican Republic 7-2 on Thursday night for its second victory in two Caribbean Series games.

Jason Bourgeois tripled twice and had two RBIs for the Aguilas de Mexicali, trying to give Mexico back-to-back Caribbean titles. Hector Velazquez struck out seven in five innings for the win. He allowed four hits and two runs, one earned.

Losing pitcher Cesar Valdez gave up three runs and six hits over 4 1/3 innings for the Dominican Republic’s Tigres de Licey, who fell to 0-2 in the tournament.

In the earlier game Thursday, Jesus Flores homered and drove in two runs for Venezuela in its 4-3 victory over Puerto Rico. Omar Bencomo permitted one run over five innings for Venezuela’s Aguilas de Zulia, who scored three times in the second against the Criollos de Caguas.

The 27-year-old Bencomo, a member of the Minnesota Twins organization who spent part of last season with Triple-A Rochester, gave up four hits and struck out six in earning the win for Venezuela, which was off during the first day of competition.

Adalberto Flores took the loss after yielding five hits and four runs, two earned, in four innings.

Puerto Rico has dropped both its tournament games and will play Cuba and the Dominican Republic in the upcoming days.

In the Caribbean Series, five teams play against each other in the first round and the top four advance to the semifinals.

Source/AP
CF/IC

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Countries

More in Countries

San Juan Mayor: ‘Disaster-In-Chief’ Trump Was ‘Disrespectful’ to Puerto Rico

December 29, 2017

Flagrant Violation in Trial of Ecuador’s Vice President, Defense Attorney Says

December 29, 2017

MI5 Plotted Assassination of Irish PM in 1985 – Paramilitary Group

December 29, 2017

Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Set to Avoid Financial Attacks

December 29, 2017

China Offers Tax Break to Keep Investors after US Overhaul

December 29, 2017

Israeli Jets, Tanks Launch Fresh Attacks Against Gaza Strip

December 29, 2017

Cuban Revolution Persists Despite Hostility of U.S. Government

December 29, 2017

Corbyn Accuses Tory Brexiteers Of Wanting To Drive UK Off A Cliff

December 29, 2017

Brazil Elections: Intellectuals, Artists Back Lula Candidacy

December 29, 2017
You Can Advertise Here
"The other side of the news!"
Copyright © 2015 Carib Flame. Follow us on Twitter @caribflame