Granma wins the doubleheader against Las Tunas and consolidates itself in second place

Granma wins the doubleheader against Las Tunas and consolidates itself in second place
Granma wins the doubleheader against Las Tunas and consolidates itself in second place
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The Alazanes of Granma defeated the Leñadores de Las Tunas twice today (10×5 and 5×4), at the 26 de Diciembre stadium in Campechuela, and established themselves in second place in the season standings. Cuban baseball 2024.

First thing in the morning, in a duel that was sealed by darkness on Tuesday, the Granma team secured the victory in the top of the tenth inning with a cluster of six scores.

The clash was defined by third hitter Alfredo Despaigne Rodríguez (5-3, 2CA, 3IC, 1Hr), who hit a three-run homer against reliever Alberto Pablo Civil Hidalgo, to break a four-run tie. By the way, this was ADR54’s 20th home run, which reaffirmed him as a leader in this department in the campaign.

Then, in that same roll, the team led by Ángel Ortega Liens added three more runs, two of these due to a home run by Carlos Barrabí Batista (1-1, 1CA, 2CI, 1Hr), with one runner in circulation.

Granma – who played as a visitor – had 17 hits and made an error in the field; while the Lumberjacks had eight hits and the defense fumbled twice. The victory went to firefighter Juan Danilo Pérez Meriño (3.0 INN, 1H, 2SO) and the setback to Alberto Pablo (0.2 INN, 6C-4CL, 4H).

In the match, the brothers Yosvani and Yordanys Alarcón Tardío also took the ball beyond the limits, the first in the same initial inning and the second in the fourth, both against starter Yunier Castillo Jerez (6.0 INN, 4C, 6H, 4SO , 3BB).

In the closing game, left-hander Miguel David Paradelo Aguilar pitched a solid long relief of three complete innings, in which he allowed one hit, struck out two and walked one, to get his second victory of the season.

The Alazanes were behind on the scoreboard at the end of the fourth round (1-4), but with a six-hit attack – one of these home runs by Alexquemer Sánchez Sánchez – they definitively turned the score around (5-4).

Granma had nine hits, while Las Tunas had six hits. Each squad committed an attack on the field. The defeat was for reliever Keniel Ferraz Pérez (1.0 INN, 4C, 4H, 1WP). Rafael Viñales Álvarez (3-1, 2CA, 1CI, 1Hr) hit a four-corner hit for the losers.

Sammy Benítez Vega (3.2 INN, 4C, 4H, 1SO, 5BB) opened the duel for the Alazanes and Yoelkis Cruz Fuentes (2.1 INN, 1C, 3H, 3BB, 2DB) for the visitors. Bayamean Alexei Alarcón González (0.1 INN, 1H) and Puerto Padre closer Anier Pérez Gonzalvo (2.2 INN, 2H, 1BB) also worked.

With these two victories, the Alazanes reached 46-26, reaffirmed their position in second place in the standings – a game and a half behind the leader Pinar del Río (47-24) – and secured a particular commitment against their current rivals.

For tomorrow – starting at 10:00 am – the goodbye duel between Las Tunas and Granma is agreed on December 26 in Campechuela.

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