The Águilas Cibaeñas continue their streak and won their fifth consecutive game, this time with a 3-0 win over the Leones del Escogido on Tuesday night at the Cibao Stadium and incidentally they are placed in the first position of the classification .
Jerar Encarnación drove in two of the three runs and Yunesky Maya pitched a ball with four hits, one walk and six strikeouts over five innings and three more teammates supported his work with four innings of just one hit.
It is the fifth consecutive loss for the Lions, three of them by shutout and they sink deeper into the basement with their 7-18 record, which represents their half of the season.
The regular series is played over 50 games.
Yairo Muñoz drove in first in the fourth with a single to center field for Orlando Calixte to score.
Encarnación made it 3-0 with a single to left that drove in Cade Gotta and Eguy Rosario.
Francis Tuesday (2.0), Nick Hernández (1.0) and Neftalí Féliz, took charge of the ninth.
Maya took the win (2-0, 1.05). Red starter Cristopher Molina (2-2, 3.21) pitched two-hit, one-run ball over four innings and took the loss.
Elvis Peguero pitched the eighth in which he allowed two hits and two runs against six batters.
Match between Tigres and Estrellas suspended due to rain
The game that the Estrellas Orientales and the Tigres del Licey would play on Tuesday night was suspended due to the copious rain that fell in the capital area.
The LIDOM informed that the programming date for this meeting will be announced later.
The Tigers have a 17-6 record and are in first place in Dominican winter baseball. The Stars record 10-15 in fourth place in the table.