Estrada, Liddi bring the broom as Yucatan sweeps series with Puebla

Photo: Leones
Photo: Leones

Merida, Yucatan — Alex Liddi homered and had two hits, driving in two, and Jesse Estrada pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday as the Leones de Yucatan beat the Pericos de Puebla 4-1 at Parque Kukulcan Alamo.

The Leones swept the three-game series with the win.

Estrada (8-2) allowed four hits while striking out three to pick up the win. American Jose Lueke racked up his 19th save in relief.

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Yucatan got on the board first in the fourth inning, scoring on a solo home run by Liddi.

After Yucatan added three runs, the Pericos cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Danny Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Miguel Guzman.

Mauricio Lara (5-10) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits in the Mexican League game. He also struck out four and walked three.

Nick Torres doubled and singled for the Pericos.

Yucatan improved to 6-3 against Puebla this season.

Today, the Leones have a chance to settle the score with another rival. The final Peninsular Classic series begins 7:45 p.m. Friday when the Leones host the Piratas de Campeche. Frank Garcés (5-9, 5.81 ERA) faces Dustin Crenshaw (2-1, 3.52 ERA) on the mound.

CLUB
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
R H E
PUE
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 1 0
1 8 0
YUC
0 0 0
1 2 1
0 0 X
4 7 0

Win: Estrada (8-2)

Loss: Lara (5-10)

SV: Lueke (19)

HR: Liddi (7) for YUC

Sources: The Associated Press, Leones

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