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12/17/2005 Archived Entry: "Mex Pac League News : Game Results"
By Carlos Fragoso
Obregon 1 Mazatlan 0 Rafael Cruz 4 -2 Eleazar Mora 0 -1
Navojoa 2 Culiacan 0
OBRE GON – MAZATLAN
Yaquis outdueled Venados for as long as 11 innings, a battled that Doug DeVore resumed with his 5th home run of the year, and beat Venados 1-0 off loser in relief Eleazar Mora .
Pablo Ortega , starting for Mazatlan went 10 innings with solid pitching , allowing 8 hits, so Yaquis starter Carlos Elizalde went 9 with only 3 hits.
Devore collectd 2 hits as well as countrymen Chris Coste, in a game that recently traded pitcher Cecilio Garibaldi made his debut with Yaquis and payed dividend by picking his first save of the season.
CULIACAN - NAVOJOA
In another sensational pitching duel, Oscar Rivera outdueled Oliver Perez and shutout Culiacan 2 -0, working 7 innings with 4 hits and 4 K`s.
Perez went only 4 innings allowing 4 hits, however was knocked in with on run in the 3rd through a Doug Clark sacrifice fly.
Navojoa scored their second run in the 5th inning thanks to the 11th home run of the winter by Jesse Gutierrez.
Top closer Scott Chiasson picked his 17th save of the season, in a game where Culiacan OF Ben Francisco collected 3 hits.
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TEAM W L AVG GB
MOCHIS 14 7 .667
MAYOS 14 8 .637 0.5
VENADOS 13 9 .591 1.5
ALGODONEROS 10 11 .476 4.0
TOMATEROS 10 12 .455 4.5
NARANJEROS 9 12 .429 5.0
YAQUIS 9 13 .409 5.5
AGUILAS 7 14 .333 7.0
MEX PAC NOTES
• Mario Valdez was lend to Guasave for the rest of the season, in exchange for P Cecilio Garibaldi
• Javier Robles was traded to Mexicali for promising 3B Augie Murillo, ending a player disappointment by being switched to 3B after 13 seasons playing SS successfully a spot that now belongs to Alfredo Amezaga
• Alfonso “ Houston “ Jimenez were announced as the Tijuana Colts new manager for the upcoming 2006 season of LMB
• Mexicali suspended Jonny Gomes and replaced it with his brother Joey
• Mark Deelice the Yaquis best pitcher, claiming to be bothered by some arm soring ,is returning to the USA to relax and not be on risk to become seriously injured before spring training with Chicago Cubs to whom recently signed for the 2006 sesaon, going along with him are Yaquis slightly hopes to make it to the play offs