PUERTO RICO – The 2011 Caribbean Series is all set to take off tomorrow from Isidoro García Stadium in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The Series will be a 12 game, double round-robin, format. The champions of the Dominican Republic (Toros del Este), Mexico (Yaquis de Obregón),Puerto Rico (Criollos de Caguas) and Venezuela (Caribes de Anzoátegui) will play each other twice to determine the winner.
The games will be played from February 2-7.
The Toros del Este swept the Estrellas de Oriente 5-games-to-0 to advance to the Caribbean Series.
Criollos de Caguas won Games 6 & 7, including a late inning victory in Game 7, to pull out the win over Leones de Ponce.
Yaquis de Obregon defeated Algodoneros de Guasave in Game 7 of the Mexican Pacific league to win their way into the Series.
The Caribes de Anzoategui held off a 9th inning rally from the Tigres de Aragua in Game 7 to pull out a 4-games-to-3 victory.
2011 Caribbean Series Schedule:
- Wednesday, February 2
- Dominican Republic vs. Mexico
- Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico
- Thursday, February 3
- Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
- Friday, February 4
- Mexico vs. Venezuela
- Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico
- Saturday, February 5
- Mexico vs. Dominican Republic
- Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela
- Sunday, February 6
- Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela
- Mexico vs. Puerto Rico
- Monday, February 7
- Venezuela vs. Mexico
- Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic