On Charles’ single, Leones win series with Saltillo

Art Charles helped lift Yucatan to victory against Saltillo on Thursday.
Art Charles helped lift Yucatan to victory against Saltillo on Thursday.

Merida, Yucatan — The Leones de Yucatan counted on timely batting and airtight pitching to beat the Saraperos de Saltillo 3-2, and take the series on Thursday at Parque Kukulcan Alamo.

Art Charles hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, driving in Alex Liddi who’s doubled scored Jonathan Jones followed by Liddi taking third base on a wild pitch.

The single by Charles capped a two-run inning for the Leones that started when Liddi hit a double, scoring Jonathan Jones.

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In the top of the second, Saltillo scored on a home run by Jorge Vazquez, his 15th of the season. Later in the inning, Jose Manuel Orozco hit a sacrifice fly to give the Saraperos a 2-0 lead. Yucatan answered in the fifth inning when Leo Heras, who reached base three times in the win, scored on a wild pitch.

Yucatan right-hander Jesse Estrada (6-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on just three hits over six innings. Josh Lueke picked up a save, his 12th of the season. Opposing starter Raul Carrillo (7-6) took the loss after giving up three runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

“It’s a triumph for everyone, it was a good game where everyone collaborated. We are happy to see that the fans continue to support us and we invite them to do so,” said Liddi.

CLUB
123
456
789
RHE
SAL
020
000
000
240
YUC
000
012
00X
390

WP: Estrada (6-1)

LP: Carrillo (7-6)

SV: Lueke (12)

HR: Vázquez (15) for SAL

Sources: The Associated Press, Leones

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