Tigres Rally to Force a Game Five in Nicaragua

The Tigres rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the bottom of the ninth against Oriental closer Eduardo Sierra to take a dramatic 6-5 win, forcing a game five in the semifinal.  Jem Argenal had a pinch hit double to the gap to move the Tigres to within one run and Wilson Batista delivered a single to tie the game.  Moses Flores followed with a single to move Batista to third.  The Orientals chose to walk Shawn Bowman intentionally to load the bases and set up the double play.  It appeared to work after Luany Sanchez struck out for the second out, but a bases loaded walk to Esteban Ramirez ended the game.  Batista had homered earlier in the game to put the Tigres ahead 3-2 but Oriental rallied for three in the eighth to jump in front 5-3.  The manager for the Tigres would like to start Vincent Padilla for the final, but Vincent said that he would only be available for relief.  After agreeing to a minor league contract with the Red Sox Padilla may have some restrictions on his ability to pitch.

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