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07/25/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican League News . Saltillo Get Crowned in the North Division,Campeche and Red Devils forced a tie breaker"
By Carlos Fragoso
Saltillo is the New King in North Division, Campecehe and Mexico City forced a 7th game tie breaker
Saltillo Sarape Makers, skip by former Major Leaguer Derek Bryant, and led form the hand of another major leaguer ,Red Sox, Lance Burkhart who homered twice yesterday to beat Puebla Parros the league´s leader in victories, with a score of 8-4.
Now Saltillo will wait for the South finalist between Campeche Pirates and Mexico City Red Devils in order to know to whom they will fight for the Mexican League Championship.
Steve Bourgeois, pitching allowing 5 hits and 2 runs in a 5 inning work, and Lance´s 3RBI´s and Ricardo Saenz HR, who also contributed to make the Saltillo team the first finalist chasing the 2004 season pennant.
For the opposing team,Puebla Ravelo Manzanillo, also worked 5 innings allowing 5 hits but 5 runs, to take the loss,his second in final series.
The game went to a 1.45 hours rain delay, and after that Closer Hipolito Pichardo come up to shtu the doors down.
SAL 000 222 011 8 12 1
PUE 000 202 000 4 7 2
W: Burgeois 3-0. L: Manzanillo 0-2. SV Pichardo 3.
HR Burkhart (4 y 5 ) Sáenz (3) SAL
CAMPECHE PIRATES 5, MEXICO CITY RED DEVILS 2
Danny McGee, pitched an 8 innings solid game allowing 7 hits and 2 runs, and catcher Hector Paez, gave all the support he needed with a 3 runs HR, in the top of the 8 th inning, in which Sergio Guerrero added one more RBI, to pick up his 5th win of the post season. Isidro Marquez saved his 3rd game.
Osvaldo Mairena (3-1), pitched 7.2 innings, and Red Devils used 3 more relievers trying to stop Pirates, but damage were done.
Sergio Guerrero also hit a solo shot for Campeche.
Now ,both teams will go for the tie breaker tomorrow Monday night, and pitchers announced as problables, are Javier de la Hoya for Pirates and Claudio Moreno for Mexico City.
CAM 000 010 040 5
MEX 001 000 001 2
D McGee, I Márquez (9) and E Valdez, H Páez (7); O Mairena, D Domínguez (8), J Valerio (8), M Tequida (9) and S Soto, R Cobos (8). W: McGee 5-0. L: Mairena 3-1 Sv: Márquez (3). HR; Paéz (1) Guerrero (2) CAM