The Indios de Mayaguez evened the Liga de Béisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico Championship at 2 games apiece with a 6-5 11 inning victory over the Criollos de Caguas.
Caguas, down 5-4 in the 9th inning, tied the game on a Miguel Abreu (2-for-4/2 RBI) ground out scoring Jorge Padilla (2-for-2) who had singled earlier in the inning.
Mayaguez won the game tying the series on a fielding error by Caguas shortstop Luis Mateo allowing Juan Silva (1-for-1), who walked, to score. Mayaguez picked up 10 hits in the game with 6 of them being doubles. Irving Falu (2-for-6) was the only one to pick up more than 1 hit.
Myaguez starter Giancarlo Alvarado pitched well going 5 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits but didn’t factor into the decision. Josh Walter (W, 2-1) picked up the win with 2 innings of scoreless relief.
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