The Leones de Yucatán win and come back from the Diablos Rojos to access the final of the LMB

The Leones de Yucatán win and come back from the Diablos Rojos to access the final of the LMB

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The Leones de Yucatán broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning, with an RBI double by Luis Juárez, to beat the Red Devils 7-5 on Thursday and qualify for the final of the Mexican Baseball League.

In the stadium of the Devils, the Yucatecan team added its third consecutive victory and won the final of the southern zone by 4-3with which he signed the pass to dispute the title, starting on Saturday with the Sultanes de Monterrey.

After winning in a sensational way this Wednesday, with eight runs in the eighth and ninth chapters and three in the tenth, the Leones took on the decisive game with aggressiveness and in the same first inning they took a 2-0 sale due to a single by Walter Ibarra and Art Charles home run.

The Devils discounted a run in the same initial episode, produced by a single by Japher Amador, but in the fifth the Leones extended the lead with three runs, one by a home run by Venezuelan José “Café” Martínez, a double by Joshua Fuentes and a grounder by Norberto Obeso .

Venezuelan starter Henderson Álvarez was penalized in the fifth inning in which the home team tied with a home run by Amadorto drive in two runs, and Roberto Ramos.

Cuban Elíin Leyva stopped the scarlet attack and kept the duel tied until in the eighth inning Sebastián Valle hit a double, Obeso received a walk and Juárez hit a double that brought both runners home.

Diablos put men on first and second base with two outs in the ninth act, but Venezuelan reliever Jorge Rondón dominated his compatriot Ramón Flores and confirmed the triumph of Yucatan.

Leyva, with a hit allowed in two innings, scored the victory, with the save of Rondón and the Colombian Jeffry Nino charged with the defeat.

Charles went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and led the Lions’ attack, followed by “Cafecito”, with similar numbers, but only one RBI. For the Devils, Amador went 3-4, with a home run and three RBIs.

The final, agreed to a maximum of seven games, will begin on Saturday in Monterrey, in the north of the country, home of the Sultans, They eliminated the Toros de Tijuana by 4-0 sweep, who arrived as defending champions.

The Sultanes will seek their eleventh title and the Leones their fifth, after losing the 2021 final with four consecutive defeats after going ahead of the Toros 3-0.

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