Cancun, Quintana Roo — With three rallies and tight pitching by Felipe Arredondo, the Tigres de Quintana Roo beat the Leones de Yucatan 11-3 Thursday at the Beto Avila Stadium.
The Tigres’ Yordanys Linares had two hits and two RBI, sealing the Leones’ fate.
Down 1-0, the Tigres took the lead for good when Yordanys Linares hit a two-run double and Reynaldo Rodriguez hit an RBI single en route to the two-run lead.
Quintana Roo later scored in three additional innings, including a four-run eighth, when Manuel Orduno hit a three-run home run to help put the game away to win the Clasico de Fieras series.
Quintana Roo right-hander Felipe Arredondo (4-3) picked up the win after allowing one run on three hits over five innings. Opposing starter Yoanner Negrin (11-6) took the loss after he allowed six runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Art Charles singled three times for the Leones.
The series started strong, with the Leones shutting out Tigres. With the win, Quintana Roo improved to 8-4 against Yucatan this season.
The Leones head to Campeche today ( Friday) for four games that include one that makes up for a rainout that interrupted their previous winning streak. All games at the Nelson Barrera Romellon Stadium can be followed live on La Comadre 98.5, SIPSE TV, and the internetv digital platform.
WIn: Arredondo (4-3)
Loss: Negrín (11-5)
HR: Sosa (7) for YUC; Guerra (7), Cordoba (8), Orduño (5) for QROO
Sources: The Associated Press, Leones