Tijuana comes from behind to beat Yucatan

Pitcher Jesse Estrada. Photo: Leones
Pitcher Jesse Estrada. Photo: Leones

Tijuana, Baja Calf. — Junior Lake hit a walk-off solo homer as the Toros de Tijuana defeated the Leones de Yucatan 3-2 in an exciting game on Wednesday at the Chevron Stadium.

Yucatan went up 2-0 after an RBI single and a solo home run by Luis Juarez. Tijuana answered in the bottom of the inning when Lake hit a sacrifice fly and Ricky Alvarez hit an RBI double.

The Toros had four relievers combine to throw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in the victory. Jake Sanchez (1-1) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Tony Amezcua (1-1) took the loss in the Mexican League game.

For the Leones, Juarez homered and singled, driving home two runs. Jonathan Jones singled three times.

The last game of the series at Tijuana’s Chevron Stadium is tonight at 9:45, with a duel on the mound between the Leones’ Yoanner Negrín (4-2, 2.60 ERA) and Terance Marin (5-1, 4.10 ERA). It will be broadcast live on SIPSE TV and La Comadre 98.5.

Sources: AP, Leones

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