Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tigres stay in win column

Tigres celebrate a win
Photo courtesy of los Tigres de Aragua

Aragua 2 at Zulia 1

W: J. Karnuth (1-0, 0.00); L: J. Figueroa (1-2, 3.86); SV: F. Butto (3)
HR: None.

Los Tigres de Arague scratched out a win against the Aguilas de Zulia Wednesday. The Tigres would be kept off the board until the 7th inning and would not find the game winning run until the 8th, rallying past the Eagles for the win.

Yurendell de Caster (Pittsburgh) singled in the bottom of the 5th inning for Zulia, moved to second on a walk to Randy Ruiz (San Francisco) and progressed to 3rd when Gerardo Avila (Seattle) hit into a double play. Alberto Callaspo's (Arizona) single brought de Caster over the plate to give los Aguilas the lead.

Hector Gimenez (Houston) drew a walk in the top of the 7th for the Tigres. Alex Nunez (F/A) doubled out to center and Alex Romero (Arizona) was intentionally walked. A sac-fly by Jose Martinez (St Louis) brought in Gimenez to tie up the constest.

Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) doubled to start out the top of the 8th. Luis Rodriguez (San Diego) hit into a sac-bunt, but a throwing error by catcher Guillermo Rodriguez (San Francisco) allowed Cedeno to come home for the game winning run.

Former Miracle Oswaldo Sosa (Minnesota) pitched .1 inning for the Tigers, walking a man and striking out another. Bobby Koreckey (Minnesota) and Jose Mijares (Minnesota) also pitched .1 inning each, with Korecky allowing a walk.

Rodriguez would be 0-for-2 in the game with a walk, Luis Maza (LA Dodgers) as 0-for-4, and Romero was 1-for-1 with a double and a walk.

The two teams rematch tonight at 7:30 PM AST.

Former Miracle pitcher Henry Bonilla (LA Angels) will be joining the Tigres on November 11th Aragua announced in a press release. Bonilla spent parts of the 2002 and 2003 seasons in Fort Myers, and played in the Twins organization from 2000 to 2006. Last season he posted a 5.78 ERA with a 12-8 record in 165 innings pitched (29 games) for the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League.


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