Cuban Playoff Update

Pinar evened their series against Matanzas with a wild pitch scoring the go ahead run to give Pinar a 7-6 win. William Saavedra drove in the first three runs for Pinar with an RBI single in the first and a two run homer in the third. Matanzas took a 4-3 lead with Yordan Manduley driving in the go ahead run with a double in the top of the seventh. Donal Duarte hit a two run homer in the bottom frame to give Pinar the 5-4 lead and Saavedra hit a solo shot to extend the lead to 6-4. Danger Guerrero tied the game with a two run homer in the eighth. A two out wild pitch with Reidel Alvarez on third scored the go ahead run. Yosvani Torres retired the last four Pinar hitters to seal the win. Livan Moinelo was not effective for Pinar giving up five runs in just two plus innings of relief.

Ciego de Avila is a win away from a sweep of Industriales, Raul Gonzalez roping a two run single in the fifth to drive in all the runs Ciego needed to pull out a 2-1 win. Lazaro Blanco worked six plus innings and allowed only one runner to cross the plate to get the win. Yunier Cano retired the last seven hitters to close out the victory and pick up his 13th save. Norberto Gonzalez pitched the first four plus innings for Industriales before yielding to Miguel Lahera after giving up the two runs. Ciego is up 3-0 in the series.

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