Leones end winning streak in Leon, but still head to playoffs

Photo: Leones
Photo: Leones

Leon, Guanajuato — A five-run rally in the third inning saved the Bravos de Leon from being swept by the Leones today.

Jose Cardona hit a two-run single in the third inning, leading the Bravos to the 5-4 win. A four-game losing streak snapped for the Bravos and a five-game winning streak ended for the Leones.

The single by Cardona came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the Bravos a 4-2 lead. Later in the inning, Carlos Alvarez hit an RBI single, driving in Cedric Hunter.

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Yucatan cut the deficit to one after Alex Liddi hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and Jorge Flores scored on a double play in the seventh.

Marco Guzman doubled and singled twice for Leon.

Leon southpaw Jose De Paula (6-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing four runs on nine hits over six innings. Opposing starter Yoanner Negrin (13-7) took the loss after giving up five runs and eight hits over six innings.

Jonathan Jones doubled twice, scoring two runs for the Leones. Yucatan is 6-3 against Leon this season.

In spite of the loss, the Leones face the Warriors of Oaxaca in the playoffs at Kukulcán park.

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The Bravos and Leones will travel to Merida to face the last series of the regular season starting Tuesday.

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

Win: De Paula (6-1)

Loss: Negrín (13-6)

SV: Acosta (17)

HR: None

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