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07/12/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican League News : Play Offs Results"
By Carlos Fragoso
Puebla Parrots, also advances, defeating to a Battling Tijuana Toros
Tijuana finally went down against the best record team in this season, the Puebla Parrots, yesterday in front of a full packed Stadium in Tijuana, an attendance who never stopped cheering for their teams as they did all season long, and deserves to be named the best in minor leagues this year, posting an attendance of more than 600,000 people.
But, getting back to business, LHP Azael Alvarez threw 7 innings, with 2hits, i run, 4 K´s and 4 BB´s, to lead the team to a 4-1 victory, while Colombian arlos Villalobos gave all the support he needed, with a 2 RBI Home run in the third when they scored 3 runs, including a HR by Catcher Edgar Vega.
Many Aybar picked up his 3rd save of play offs.
Luis Landaeta the fine Venezuelan Player, as usual hit a HR for Tijuana his 4th in play offs series.
Alonso Beltrán lost for Toros.
Now Puebla will host next series against he winner between Sultans and Saltillo.
SALTILLO 2 - MONTEREY 1 IN A CARDIAC GAME
Jayson Bass winning RBI single in the 9th, drove Flavio Roero in, and gave the Sarpe Makers the lead in series 3-2 over Sultans.
It was an execelent game , with a good pitching duel by starter Pablo Ochoa for Sultans, and Steve Burgeois for Saltillo, specially when both pitchers strikeout the side in the first inning.
Unfortunately any of these were a decision pitchers, when releiver Hipolito Pichardo took the win ,and likewise reliever Julio Parra , the loss.
Series will continues on Tuesday night in Saltillo, and Rick De Hart for Sultans and Dominican Pascual Coco are scheduled to pitch.
Puebla* 4 1 Tijuana
Saltillo 3 2 Monterrey
Mexico City* 4 0 Oaxaca
Campeche 3 0 Tigers
* Advances to semifinals