The Aguilas de Mexicali evened up the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico (LMP) Championship on Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Caneros de los Mochis. The win evened the series at one game apiece.
Hector Velazquez (W, 2-1) had a strong outing for Mexicali tossing 7.1 shutout innings. He gave up just 4hits, did not walk anyone, and struck out 10 en route to the win. Javier Solano (S, 1) picked up the save tossing the final 2 outs of the game.
On the offensive side of the ball, Mexicalli was led by Dodgers farmhand C.J. Retherford (2-for-4) who had the big blow with his 5th home run in the 3rd inning, a 2-run shot. Longtime Sultanes de Monterrey DH/OF Luis Juarez had a nice night as well going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
The only runs of the night for Los Mochis came in the bottom of the 8th inning on a Isaac Rodriguez Salazar 2-run homer.
Mexicali 1, Los Mochis 3
Mexicali 7, Los Mochis 2
Game 3: 1/24
Game 4: 1/25
Game 5: 1/26
Game 6: 1/28
Game 7: 1/29
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