EStar Agustín Murillo hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Charros de Jalisco left the Venados de Mazatlán on the ground Tuesday to beat 2-1 in the Mexican Pacific League.
Murillo, who went 3-2 and drove in the winning run, was the figure on offense for the Charros, while Japhet Amador produced a touchdown with a double.
Roberto Osuna (1-1) retired a perfect inning with two fans to claim victory, while the disaster went to the record of Roberto Espinosa (1-2) after allowing two hits and the decisive run without being able to get outs in his relief.
In Monterrey, Roberto Valenzuela drove in two touchdowns with a single, Fernando Pérez and Anthony Giansanti each hit solo homers and the Sultanes posted a tight 6-5 victory over the Tomateros de Culiacán.
Gabino Avalaos won (1-0) with a blank inning and two thirds in relief work and lost Aldo Montes (0-1), shaken with six touchdowns and five hits in five and a third innings.
In Obregón. Elian Leyva topped former Major League Baseball Hector Velázquez in a pitching duel, and the Hermosillo Naranjeros defeated the Yaquis 2-0.
Leyva (2-0) completed five blank innings with a two-hitter and seven fans. Velázquez (1-1) took the loss after allowing five hits and two touchdowns in seven innings.
The winners’ offense was summed up in a two-touchdown homerun by Luis Alfonso Cruz in the fourth inning.
In Navojoa, Raúl Carrillo delivered a solid start and the Mayos unleashed an 11-hit offense to shut out the Águilas de Mexicali 7-0.
Carrillo (1-1) conceded two hits in five blank episodes to win the game. The loss went to Javier Solano (0-1) after allowing three touchdowns and six hits in six innings.
Mailkel Serrano went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, while Asael Sánchez hit a solo homer to lead the Mayos’ attack.
In Los Mochis, the doubleheader between the Cañeros and the Algodoneros de Guasave was suspended due to bad weather.
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