Toros Wins Last Two for Dominican Championship

The Toros del Este have only won two Dominican championships. They won their first in 1995, 12 years after entering the league. It took more than a decade to win their second, with a championship in 2011. And with their 5 games to three championship win over Licey they did not have to wait a decade to win their third championship.

Toros won the last two games 8-0 and 7-1 to clinch the championship. They scored all eight of their runs in the seventh inning to win game seven. Jordany Valdespin, Junior Lake and Jeimer Candelario went deep in the inning to drive in five. Alen Hanson drove in the first three runs in the inning with his bases clearing triple. Raul Valdes pitched 5.1 innings of shutout baseball, but Fernando Abad got the win with his one inning of shutout work.

Alen Hanson was the big bat in the clinching game eight winner. He hit a solo shot to lead off the seventh inning and give the Toros a 2-0 lead. They would go on to score two runs each in the last three innings to win 7-1. Paola Espino tossed 5.2 innings of shutout ball to give the Toros the victory.

It is on to the Series del Caribe for Toros del Este.

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