Monday, October 22, 2007

Tigres stick to winning ways

Victor Moreno

Agragua 7 at Magallenes 2

W: H. Estrada (1-1, 3.75); L: M. Tejera (0-1, 11.57)
HR: ARA: M. Aviles (3).

Mike Avilles (Kansas City) homered for his second straight game and the Tigres jumped out to an 6 run lead to pick up a win over the Navegantes del Magallenes Sunday.

Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) doubled in Luis Maza (LA Dodgers) and Jesus Feliciano (NY Yankees) to start the scoring for the Tigers. He'd come home on a Ruben Salazar (F/A) single, giving Aragua a 3 run lead in the first.

They added to that in the 3rd when Aviles drove one over the left field fence.

An Aviles double and an intentinal walk to Brian Buscher (Minnesota) followed by a wild pitch and an Alex Romero (Arizona) single led to two more runs for the Tigres. One of the runs would be unearned though for Magallenes pitcher Alvis Ojeda (LA Dodgers) due to a throwing error on the play.

Los Navegantes picked up a run in the seventh off Jose Mijares (Minnesota). Luke Scott (Houston) would double out to left. Mijares was replaced by former Miracle Victor Moreno (Baltimore) after only facing one batter and allowed a walk to Richard Hidalgo (F/A). Mark Saccomanno's (Houston) single would score Scott with the run being charged to Mijares.

Moreno allowed got his own run in the 9th when former Miracle Jesus Merchan (Philadelphia) doubled in Jesus Gamero (F/A). Yohan Pino (Minnesota) would be called in to replace the faultering Moreno.

The Tigers added one more in the 9th, when Jesus Felciano (NY Yankees) walked, stole 2nd base and then came home on a Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) single.

Buscher, who was as serving as designed hitter, was 0-for3 at the plate with a walk and a run. Maza was 1-for-5 with a run, and Alex Romero (Arizona) was 1-for-4. Merchan, who has made it to AAA in the Phillies organization, was 1-for-1 with 1 RBI as a pinch hitter for Magallanes.

Los Tigres de Aragua have Monday off. They face Los Tiburones de La Guaria (I believe those are sharks) at home on Tuesday at 7:30 PM AST.


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