Marte Walkoff Lifts Aragua to First Win

In the bottom of the 12th Alfredo Marte connected off new pitcher Gabriel Alfaro to carry the game winning run over the right field fence to give Aragua a dramatic 5-4 first win after two losses over Magallanes. Trailing 4-1 going into the bottom of the ninth Aragua rallied for three runs to tie the game and send it into extra frames. Four straight singles scored the first two runs, Carlos Sanchez driving in both runs with a bases loaded single. Aragua tied it when Alfredo Marte grounded into a fielder’s choice. Neither team could mount a rally in the extra frames until Marte unloaded on his pitch into right field.

Luis Antonio Rodriguez drove in all four runs for Magallanes with his three hits. Adrian Salcedo was denied a victory after pitching six innings and only allowing one unearned run. Ronald Belisario pitched the last three innings for Aragua, allowing no hits and walking one to get the victory.

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