The Tigres del Licey defeated the Águilas Cibaeñas 8-6 in a match that brings the capital team closer to one game from the first place occupied by their rivals.
Steven Moyers (4-0, 0.93) pitched five complete innings of five hits and one run, but the relief was very compromised to preserve the victory of the Tigers (19-8) against the Águilas (22-9), who manufactured two runs in the ninth to add more drama to the game.
Francis Tuesday Francis charged the loss (1-1, 2.60).
It was another attractive match between these two great rivals of Dominican baseball, which was enjoyed by a stadium full of their own fans and visitors.
The Tigers built three runs in the first inning after two outs, taking advantage of an error by first baseman Frank Schwindel on Taylor Kohlwey’s drive that allowed Sergio Alcántara to score.
Pablo Reyes followed with a triple for Ronny Mauricio and Kohlwey to score.
The Águilas scored one in the third and pulled back three in the eighth to make the game 6-4, but a double by Ronny Mauricio brought runs seven and eight for Licey.
The Águilas score a run in the third with a grounder from Orlando Calixte for the first with which Yairo Muñoz scored.
Licey had won the first three games of this regular series against the Águilas, who responded with the next three wins, until the tiebreaker took place this Sunday.