Erase and new account. With timely hitting and solid pitching, the Tiburones de La Guaira equalized the final series 2-2, this Friday by winning 8-2 over Leones del Caracas in the Parque de la UCV.
To the sound of the samba, and in front of 20.712 people, the sharks made it clear that their success is not accidental. They had 12 hits, including a homer and five doubles, to put the longhairs to their knees.
Maikel García, with a solo home run in the first inning, and Ehire Adrianza, with a sacrifice fly in the second, put the Sharks ahead and took starter Mario Sánchez out of the game, who was looking for revenge and only managed to get five outs.
In the third episode, already before the capital relay, Alcides Escobar with a double extended the advantage of the salty to 4-0.
The Mexican Aldo Montes managed to keep the Lions at zero during the first third of the game. But the people of the capital figured it out in the fourth inning, Ali Castillo with a historic single drove in the first for Leones, who after two outs had the bases loaded.
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However, Ricardo Pinto came to the rescue and managed to strike out Harold Castro to end the threat from Leones.
Balbino Fuenmayor drove in one more for Tiburones in the sixth and the icing on the cake came two innings later. Singles by Franklin Barreto and Danry Vásquez plus a double by Ángel Reyes put the game in the freezer by making the score 8-1.
Leones scored one more in the ninth before a blink from Carlos Suniaga. But that did not reach them.
Alcides Escobar showed his Major League experience and was decisive with a pair of doubles and two RBIs that set the tone. For his part, Danry Vásquez stood out from 4-3 with a tow and two runs scored.
Maikel García, Balbino Fuenmayor and Ángel Reyes had only one hit, but that was enough for them to provide an RBI each.
In the end the victory went to Ricardo Pinto (1-2), who completed a relay of one and a third blank innings. And the reverse went to the account of Mario Sánchez (2-2).
This Saturday the final starts from scratch, this time with local Sharks.