The San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs with a home run in the 4th inning to help the Navegantes del Magallanes to a win in Game 6 of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League or Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP) Championship Series over the Cardenales de Lara. The win tied the series at three games apiece forcing a Game 7.
The Navegantes did it with power. Sandoval’s (1-for-4) home run made the score 7-2 putting the game out of reach. Mario Lisson (1-for-4) drove in three runs as well with a 3-run home run in the 2nd inning. The Texas Rangers Elvis Andrus (1-for-2) added a RBI single in the 2nd inning to finish off that inning’s scoring as the Navegantes put up four runs.
Gustavo Chacin (W, 3-2) picked up the win tossing five innings allowing just two runs on three hits. Maximo Nelson (L, 2-1) took the loss. Nelson lasted just 3.2 innings giving up six runs on five hits and four walks.
The Cleveland Indians’ Luis Valbuena (1-for-3) homered for Lara in the loss.
The win forces a Game 7 with the winner heading to the Caribbean Series.
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