Pirates a Win Away from Finals

Last year Matanzas was upset and did not make it to the finals. Isla de la Juventud is one win away from dealing Matanzas another upset playoff series loss to advance to the Cuban finals. They scored three runs in the eighth, the go ahead run scoring on a passed ball to give the Pirates a 6-5 lead. Danier Galvez drove in an insurance run with a single and defensive replacement Leonardo Urguelles smoked a triple to drive in the final run for the 8-5 win. Danny Aguilera worked his second inning of relief to notch the victory, improving his record to 12-0.

It was a sloppy game with seven errors, four by the Crocodiles to allow the first four runs scored by the Pirates to be unearned. The boxscore for the game can be found below:


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