Dominican Republic Defeats Puerto Rico

February 7, 2011 by silvab 

The reigning champions Dominican Republic (Toros del Este) scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat Puerto Rico (Criollos de Caguas) 4-3 in the third day of the Caribbean World Series.    

The victory tied the Dominican Republic in the standings with Mexico.    

The Dominican Republic was down three runs in the ninth when a triple by Esteban German (Rangers) drove in Michael Martinez (Phillies) and Jose Constanza (Braves), whom both reached base on walks. Kevin Barker (Nationals) grounded into a double playing, scoring German for the lead.    

Saul Rivera (Diamondbacks) blew the save in the 9th, allowing 3 runs on 1 hit and 3 walks. Puerto Rico starter Kyler Newby (Diamondbacks) tossed 5 innings allowing only 1 run. Alex Cora (Nationals) led the offense by going 3-for-3 and scoring all three runs for Puerto Rico.    

Reliever Humberto Sanchez (Yankees) pitched a scoreless 8th for the win and Julio Manon (Orioles) picked up his second save of the Series.


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