Merida, Yucatan — The longest game of the season ended with a 2-0 win for the Leones when Humberto Sosa hit a walk-off two-run homer with two outs.
After 12 scoreless innings, Yucatan topped the Pericos de Puebla 2-0 Tuesday at Kukulcan Alamo Park.
Jose Aguilar also scored on the home run after he reached base with two outs on a walk.
Starters Cesar Valdez and Scott Harkin turned in great performances for Yucatan and Puebla, respectively. Valdez went seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out six and walking one. Harkin struck out six and walked one while allowing three hits over eight scoreless innings.
Andres Avila (3-1) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Jose Manuel Lopez (3-4) took the loss in the Mexican League game.
The Pericos were held off the scoreboard for the fifth time this season, while the Leones’ staff recorded their seventh shutout of the year.
The second game of the series begins 7:45 p.m. today (Wednesday) with Brandon Cumpton (0-2, 13.50 ERA) facing the Leones’ Yoanner Negrín (11-5, 3.20 ERA) on the mound.
Win: Ávila (3-1)
Loss: López (3-4)
HR: Sosa (9) for YUC
Sources: The Associated Press, Leones