Monday, December 17, 2007

Tigres take pair from Lara

vs. Laura
Photo courtesy of los Tigres de Aragua

Aragua 6 at Lara 4

W: J. Guanchez (1-1, 2.08); L: S. Kahn (0-1, 4.32); SV: F. Butto (12)
HR: None.

Los Tigres de Aragua swept a double header Saturday against los Cardenales de Lara, pounding out 11 hits in each game against Red Bird pitching.

In the first game, los Cardenales jumped out to an early lead with former Miracle Luis Ugueto (F/A) drawing a walk off Tigres starter Kyle Middleton (Houston) to open the game. After striking out Asbrudal Cabrera (Cleveland), Adam Jones (Seattle) was also walked. Robert Perez's (F/A) line drive to center plated Ugueto. Bryan LaHair (F/A) drove in Jones with a hit to left field.

The game was suspended by rain at that point. When it resumed, Wilfredo Romero (F/A) and Alex Romero (Arizona) got on base with back-to-back hits. Luis Maza (LA Dodgers) then sent Wilfredo home with a hit out to left field.

The Tigres would tie the game up in the 3rd. Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) walked with one out, then stoled 2nd base. Following a Mike Aviles (Kansas City) strike out Lara's Marcos Carvajal (Florida) unleashed a pair of wild pitches that brought Cedeno home.

Perez doubled in the bottom of the inning, then moved to 3rd on a LaHair single. A fielding error by Cedeno led to Perez crossing the plate, and put Lahair at 3rd. A Jose Lopez (Seattle) double brought in the runner to make it 4-2 Lara.

Alex Romero walked in the 4th, then moved to 2nd on a Jose Martinez (St Louis) hit out to center. A double by Alex Delgado (F/A) served to score the pair, tying up the game again.

Hector Gimenez (Houston) doubled out to left, but Wilfredo hit into a force out which took Gimenez down at 3rd. Alex Romero singled his way onto the bags and a double by Maza brought the pair home.

Minnesota's Bobby Korecky and Jose Mijares each worked 1 inning in relief, with Korecky allowing 1 hit, and Maza striking out 2.

Romero was 2-for-3 with a walk and 2 runs, and Maza as 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Ugueto was 0-for-3 with a walk and a run for los Cardenales.

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Tigres de Aragua

Aragua 6 at Lara 1

W: R. Garcia (2-2, 2.41); L: R. Duarte (0-4, 5.45)
HR: LAR: J. Lopez (3).

In the nightcap, los Tigres took a 3 run lead in the 3rd and never looked back, burying los Cardenales 6-1.

Luis Maza (LA Dodgers) started off with a hit off to left. Raul Chevez (Pittsburgh) moved him around with a single. Jose Martinez (St Louis) connected for a single, but Maza was called out a home. The play however put runners at 2nd and 3rd, and a hit by Luis Figuroa (San Francisco) loaded the bases. Following a Ronny Cedeno (Chicago Cubs) strike out, Mike Aviles (Kansas City) drove in a run. Hector Gimenez's (Houston) single to right served to plate Martinez and Figueroa.

Gimenez tripled in the 6th inning, and was brought home by a Martin Prado (Atlanta) single. Gimenez then connected for a double in the 7th inning with brought in Figueroa and Aviles who had singled their way onto base.

The Red Bird's only run came on a last chance home run by Jose Celestino Lopez (Seattle).

Rosman Garcia (Baltimore) earned the win, allowing 3 hits in 5 innings while striking out 2. Kevin Tolar (F/A) and former Miracle Victor Moreno (Baltimore) closed out the game.

Luis Ugueto (F/A) was 1-for-3 in the second game for Lara, while Maza was 1-for-3 for the Tigres. Alex Romero (Arizona) hit 1 for-2 in the 2nd game of the Twin bill.

These two teams rematch on Monday for an 8:30 PM AST game. The Lions and Tigers battle on Sunday night at 6:00 PM AST.

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Tigres de Aragua

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