The Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic announced that the activity of the Gigantes del Cibao in the winter baseball championship has been suspended until Monday as a health protocol, implemented as a result of several cases of COVID-19 registered in this franchise.
It was also reported through a statement that the Giants players will be constantly monitored and tested as well as the Tigres del Licey, who have not played since last Thursday. If the tests are negative this Sunday, both teams will resume their activity on Monday.
In the only game that could be held this Saturday, Robel García hit a two-run homer in support of a solid start by Yoanner Negrín, and the Águilas Cibaeñas defeated the Leones del Escogido 2-0.
Negrin (2-0) allowed just two imparts in six scoreless innings to record the victory, and has allowed no runs in his two starts this fledgling season. The loss went to Tai Tiedemann’s record (1-1), after conceding one run and two hits in one inning in relief work.
Yaquis sweep Mexicali on doubleheader and end their winning streak
The Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón took this Saturday two wins against the Águilas de Mexicali in a doubleheader of games cut to seven innings, which destroyed a seven-game winning streak and maintained the top of the Mexican Pacific League to four games the first round ends.
In the first game of the day, Jonathan Arana went 4-2 with a double, a homer and two RBIs, while Alfonso Gaitán added an RBI double of one more, in the Yaquis’ 4-1 win over the Águilas, who saw a streak of seven consecutive wins cut.
Fabian Anguamea (3-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief work to win the game, and the loss went to Daniel Flores (0-3), after conceding two touchdowns and four hits in three innings.
In the second game of the doubleheader, Félix Pérez hit a three-run homer to lead a four-touchdown attack in the seventh inning as the Yaquis rallied from a disadvantage and defeated the Eagles 9-8.
Yair Lozoya won (1-0) after retiring a chapter and two thirds without allowing runs as a reliever, and Rodolfo Aguilar lost (1-2), after allowing a run in two thirds of the inning.
In Guasave, Jesse Castillo and Erisbel Arruebarrena each hit a two-touchdown homer to give the Algodoneros de Guasave a 5-2 victory over the Sultanes de Monterrey.
Rafael Cordova (1-0) fanned two opponents in an inning without allowing a reliever run to score the win, while the backhand went to Norman Elenes (0-1) after allowing one run and two hits in an inning. and a third.
At Navojoa, Gorkys Hernández hit a two-run homer and Alan Sánchez had two hits with an RBI in the Tomateros de Culiacán 5-3 win over the Mayos.
Édgar Arredondo (1-0) allowed three touchdowns and four hits in 6 1/3 innings to claim victory, while the reverse went to Jaime Lugo (1-2), after allowing five touchdowns and four hits in four innings and a third.
In Mazatlán, Isaac Paredes took advantage of a single by Carlos Muñoz and an error by second baseman Esteban Quiroz, to score the run with which the Venados left the Cañeros de Los Mochis on the ground and escaped with a 6-5 victory.
Muñoz went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, Maxwell León drove in a run with a triple and Detroit Tigers player Isaac Paredes added an RBI single of one more and scored the winning run to lead the attack. of the winners.
Alejandro Soto (1-0) retired a perfect inning to win the game, and Fabian Cota (1-2) lost it, after allowing two touchdowns and four hits in 2 1/3 innings.
In Hermosillo, a solid start by Kenneth Sigman propelled the Naranjeros to a 2-0 victory over the Charros de Jalisco.
Sigman (1-1) completed five scoreless innings of just three hits with six fans to take the win, while the loss went to Rolando Valdez (1-1), after allowing one run and five hits in three innings. and two thirds.
Fernando Pérez hit a triple and scored a run, while Luis Alfonso Cruz had an RBI single to stand out in the Naranjeros attack.
With four games to play in the first round, Obregón maintains the top of the circuit with a 19-6 record, followed by Hermosillo (15-7), Culiacán (14-11), Monterrey (12-10), Guasave (11- 12), Mexicali (11-14), Jalisco (11-14), Mazatlán (10-14), Navojoa (9-16) and Los Mochis (8-16).