The greens beat the Eagles, they have five wins in a row and are one behind the first. On his side, Licey broke the streak
Los Tigres del Licey do not give up. The Eastern Stars continue to shine and the Cibaeñas Eagles saw a large part of their chances of advancing to the final series disappear.
At San Pedro de Macorís, Jeremy Peña hit a long home run through Tetelo Vargas’ left field to give the Stars their fifth straight win after beating the Eagles 6-4. The victory allowed the green troop to move to a game of the first place occupied by the Giants.
The All-Star winning streak began last Saturday. Peña’s stick came in the fourth inning to lead a three-touchdown run.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco de Macorís, Yermín Mercedes broke a tie (2-2) in the ninth inning with a home run to lead the Tigres to a 5-2 victory over the Giants at the Julián Javier.
Licey stopped a string of four defeats and, equally, it was their first victory over the Giants in the All against All. Lisalverto Bonilla commanded a good task from the arms of the Tigres.
The winning pitcher for the Stars was Mexican Wilmer Ríos, who pitched five innings of seven hits and two runs (earned). The victory was annexed in his debut in the local ball. The setback went to veteran Yunesky Maya (0-1), who worked three five-run innings. The rescue was for Diógenes Almengó.
Meanwhile, the victory for the Blues went to Jonathan Aro (1-0), who worked one and a third blank. The setback fell on Juan Minaya (2-1), who allowed all three runs for the Blues. Jairo Asencio scored his second save.
The Stars visit the Giants tonight at the Julián Javier. A victory for the Colts del Jaya, combined with a setback from Licey, would send them straight to the final. Instead, for the Stars to win, they would equalize at the top with a 9-6 record.
In Quisqueya, the Eagles visit the Licey at seven in the evening.
The national and Caribbean champions are required to win their remaining four in the semifinal. If Licey wins tonight, he eliminates them.