On Monday, January 25, 2010 at the Julián Javier stadium, in the seventh game of the final series, the Gigantes del Cibao beat the Leones del Escondido with a score of 2 – 0 to place the series 4 – 3 in their favor and In this way, they are one step away from achieving their first crown in their 13 years in the League. Pitcher Víctor Zambrano, from Venezuela pitched 5.1 innings without allowing annotations, then relievers Antonio Bastardo, Joel Peralta and Darío Veras completed the shutout, Bastardo being the winner and Nelson Figueroa carrying the loss.

The Giants’ two runs were marked in the seventh inning by several errors made by the Lions and this became the first shutout pitched in a final series at the Julián Javier.

In this match, the Scarlets lined up with seven players of the same number of nationalities to become a feat never seen before in Dominican baseball. These players went for the Dominican Republic, Joaquín Arias, at shortstop, Fernando Martínez in left field; José Macías, from Panama in the waiting room; Alberto Callaspo, from Venezuela in the intermediate; Kevin Barker, from the United States at first base; Vladimir Balentien, from Curaçao in right field, Bryan Peña, from Cuba, was the DH and Figueroa, from Puerto Rico, the pitcher.

 

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