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02/04/2006 Archived Entry: "45TH CUBAN NATIONAL SERIES NEWS"
45TH CUBAN NATIONAL SERIES NEWS BY CUBANO
Granma VS Industriales
Rookie pitcher Alberto Soto got his 8th win in 10 decisions helping Granma beat Industriales 8x4. Yordanis Samón (7) homer and doubled twice with 4 RBIs.
Cienfuegos VS Santiago de Cuba
RHP Osmel Cintra beat LHP Yosvani Perez and Santiago won 4x2. Perez allowed 4 earned runs and lost is not longer the ERA leader.
Villa Clara VS Isla de la Juventud
Isla de la Juventud beat Villa Clara 9x4 with veteran RHP Carlos Yanes (9-3) as the winning pitcher and Orlis Diaz hit a Grand Slam for his 8th HR of the season. The losing pitcher was LHP Rogelio Carrillo (4-2).
La Habana VS Holguin
La Habana got closer to group leader Industriales by beating Holguin 12x2. The Cowboys had 11 hits including homers by Juan Linares (9) and a Grand Slam by Pedro Arozarena (6).
Camaguey VS Metropolitanos
Metros beat Camaguey 9x6. Alexander Barrios doubled twice and had 6 RBIs.
Pinar del Rio VS Ciego de Avila
Ciego de Avila sweept Pinar del Rio. The mercy rule was in force in the first game 12x2. Michel Pino (5-4) was the winning pitcher. The second game ended 10x4 with Jose Barroso (3-5) as the winning pitcher. The Tigers connected 27 hits during the doubleheader with 3 HRs, Yorelvis Fiss (2) and Rogel Poll (1). The losing pitchers for the Cigar Makers were Raidel Miranda (3-5) and Vladimir Banos(6-2).
Las Tunas VS Matanzas
Rookie RHP Jesus Guerra completed his first game of his career helping Las Tunas beat Matanzas 9x4. Juan Carlos Pedroso homer for the 12th time.
Santi Spiritus VS Guantanamo
Santi Spiritus beat Guantanamo 7x0 and 13x1. In the first game Angel Pena allowed 4 hits winning for the 5th time with 6th loses. The Mercy Rule was applied in the second game with Yovani Aragon winning his 4th game.
Villa-Clara Pinar del Río
Ciego de Ávila vs. Isla de la Juventud
Santiago de Cuba-Sancti Spíritus