Hernandez’s double leads Yucatan to 4-3 win over Tijuana

César Valdez, pitcher for the Yucatan Leones in the Mexican baseball league. Photo: Courtesy
César Valdez, pitcher for the Yucatan Leones in the Mexican baseball league.

Merida, Yucatan — Hector Hernandez hit a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, leading the Leones de Yucatan to a 4-3 win over the Toros de Tijuana on Saturday.

The double by Hernandez scored Jonathan Jones to tie the game 3-3.

The Leones took the lead for good in the sixth when Alex Valdez hit an RBI double, bringing home Yeison Asencio.

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Starter Cesar Valdez (7-0) got the win while Jesus Pirela (1-1) took the loss in relief in the Mexican League game.

The last battle of this exciting series at Parque Kukulcán Alamo will be 5:45 p.m. today (Sunday).

Mexican League

NORTH DIVISION 
            W   L   Pct.   GB

Monclova    32  12  .727    —


Tijuana 31  13  .705    1


Monterrey   29  15  .659    3


Dos Laredos 25  19  .568    7


Saltillo    22  22  .500    10


Aguascalientes  20  24  .455    12


Durango 17  27  .386    15


Laguna  15  26  .366    15½

South Division

        W   L   Pct.   GB

Oaxaca  26  18  .591    —


Mexico  24  17  .585    ½


Puebla  24  20  .545    2


Yucatan 20  24  .455    6


Leon    19  25  .432    7


Tabasco 16  28  .364    10


Q. Roo  16  28  .364    10


Campeche 13  31  .295    13___

Saturday’s Games

Durango 4, Puebla 3

Aguascalientes 9, Leon 8

Mexico 6, Laguna 5

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Oaxaca 6, Saltillo 5

Yucatan 4, Tijuana 3

Tabasco 6, Dos Laredos 1

Monclova 10, Campeche 7

Monterrey 7, Quintana Roo 4

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