Pena pitched 5 shutout innings giving up just 2 hits. He stymied the Cuban bats all night longs striking out 4. Following him on the hill was Rodriguez who tossed 3 hitless innings of his own, while striking out 5. Jake Sanchez (S, 2) came into finish off Cuba to pick up his second save of the Series.
Lazaro Blanco (L, 1-1) pitched well but took the loss for Cuba. He went 7 innings allowing just 1 run on 4 hits. He struck out 5.
Mexico returns to the championship looking for the countries 5th title in 7 years. These two countries have been in the finals the past two Caribbean Series with each taking a title.
The Aguilas de Mexicali (Mexico) is looking for the club’s 2nd title in its history with the last coming in 1986. Their opponent will be the Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico) who will be in search of a 4th Series title, with the last coming in 1987.
First pitch is slated for 9pm ET Tuesday night.
2017 Caribbean Series Schedule:
Wednesday, February 01:
- Cuba 4, Dom. Rep. 0 – Full Box Score
- Puerto Rico 2, Mexico 4 Full Box Score
Thursday, February 02:
- Venezuela 4, Puerto Rico 3 Full Box Score
- Mexico 7, Dom. Rep. 2 Full Box Score
Friday, February 03:
- Puerto Rico 1, Cuba 6 Full Box Score
- Venezuela 1, Mexico 5 Full Box Score
Saturday, February 04:
- Dom. Rep. 2, Puerto Rico 10
- Cuba 3, Venezuela 8
Sunday, February 05:
- Dom. Rep. 3, Venezuela 4
- Mexico 0, Cuba 4
Monday, February 06:
- Puerto Rico 9, Venezuela 6 Full Box Score
- Cuba 0, Mexico 1 Full Box Score
Tuesday, February 07:
- Puerto Rico vs. Mexico 9:00 p.m.
All times ET
2017 Caribbean Series Standings:
- Mexico 4-1
- Cuba 3-2
- Venezuela 3-2
- Puerto Rico 2-3
- Dominican Republic 0-4
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.