Merida, Yucatan — A grand slam in the seventh inning lifted the Saraperos de Saltillo to a 12-4 win over the Leones de Yucatan on Wednesday.
The blast by Jorge Vazquez scored three to give the Saraperos a 9-2 lead.
The Saraperos later scored three runs in the eighth to punctuate the blowout.
The victory evens the series after Yucatan shut out Saltillo on Tuesday.
Southpaw Kelvin Marte (4-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. The Leones’ starter, Jose Samayoa (4-3), took the loss after giving up four runs and six hits over five innings.
Tonight’s deciding game is at 7:45 p.m. with Raul Carrillo (7-5, 4.61 ERA) facing the Leones’ Jesse Estrada (5-1, 5.24 ERA).
WP: Marte (4-3)
LP: Samayoa (4-3)
HR: Urrutia (13), Rosario (16), Vázquez (14) for SAL
Sources: The Associate Press, Leones