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Dominican Republic: 2012 Caribbean Series Day 2 Results

Dominican Republic: 2012 Caribbean Series Day 2 Results

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Mexico bounced back from their first loss of the Series and it took 13 innings for the Dominican Republic to keep up its winning ways versus Venezuela.

Puerto Rico 0, Mexico 2

Game 1 of the day saw Mexico rebound from a abysmal offensive performance to pick up their first win of the Series. The offense still wasn’t great, but it was enough to earn the win. Karim Garcia (2-for-4) was the only player with more than 1 hit for Mexico who had a total of 5 on the game. Mexico scored 2 runs in the 4th inning on a Jose Rodriguez (0-for-2) sacrifice fly and an Iker Franco (1-for-3) RBI single.

Two runs was all Mexico would need as it got 7 shutout innings from starter Randy Keisler (W, 1-0) who gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 5. Luis Ayala (S, 1) picked up the save with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Matt DeSalvo (L, 0-1) picked up the loss giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks in 3.2 innings.

Both teams move to 1-1 in the 2012 Caribbean Series.

Dominican Republic 5, Venezuela 2 (13)

The host Dominican Republic team took 13 innings to defeat Venezuela to move out in front of the standings at 2-0. The loss dropped Venezuela to 0-2.

The Dominican Republic jumped out to a 2-0 lead after scoring single runs in the 4th and 5th innings. In the 4th inning, Erick Almonte (2-for-6) got the scoring started with a RBI single to left field scoring Andy Dirks (2-for-6) from 3rd base. They picked up another run in the 5th on a single to center by Pablo Ozuna (3-for-5) scoring Pedro Florimon (1-for-3) to put the Dominican up 2-0.

Venezuela wouldn’t go away though coming back in the bottom of the 7th  to tie the game at 2. Edgardo Alfonzo (1-for-1) got Venezuela on the board with a pinch-hit single to center scoring Luis Maza (0-for-5) who had walked. Cesar Suarez (3-for-6) followed Alfonzo with an infield single to score Miguel Rojas (2-for-5) to tie the game.

The game stayed knotted at 2 until the Dominican broke out with 3 runs in the 13th inning. Florimon led off the inning with a walk. Jose Constanza (1-for-5) promptly sacrificed him to 2nd base. After Ozuna was walked, Dirks game up big with a single to right scoring Florimon. With runners at 2nd and 3rd, Venezuela set up the double play by walking Mauro Gomez (0-for-5) intentionally. However, it back fired as new pitcher Francisco Butto immediately gave up a 2-run double to Almonte.

That was all they would need as Jairo Asencio (S, 2) would come in and close out the game for his 2nd save. Merkin Valdez (W, 1-0) picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief.  Dominican starter Lorenzo Barcelo pitched well going 5 scoreless innings but did not factor into the decision. Jon Hunton (L, 0-1) pitched 1.1 innings of relief taking the loss giving up 3 runs.

Standings
Country Club W L W/L % GB
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Leones del Escogido 2 0 1.000   –
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Indios de Mayagüez 1 1 1.000   1
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Yaquis de Obregón 1 1   .000   1
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Tigres de Aragua 0 2   .000   2

 

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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