Crawford and Brito take the Stars to the top

Kutter Crawford pitched five quality innings without hits or runs and Socrates Brito drove in two for the Stars to take over the lead in the standings of the 2021-2022 fall-winter tournament by beating the Tigres del Licey 3- for the second night in a row. 1, in a match held at the Tetelo Vargas Stadium.

The Stars, who added their fourth online victory, break a tie they had with the Águilas Cibaeñas at the top of the championship dedicated to the memory of General Kalil Haché Malkum and in which the Banreservas Cup is played, now with a record of 8 -4. Meanwhile, the Eagles (7-5), which fell to the Toros del Este, are in second place.

Los Paquidermos had the debut of Robinson Canó, who hit a hit in four at-bats.

Following his performance, Crawford (1-0) raised to 14 consecutive innings without allowing runs in three starts, in which he has allowed six hits, five transfers and 15 strikeouts.

The North American serpentineer held back the blue bats during his monticular performance in which he did not allow any kind of freedoms.

It wasn’t in the sixth inning, when the Tigers hit their first hit of the night against reliever Chester Pimentel, who also allowed Licey’s only run. He was relieved by manager Fernando Tatis for Warner Madrigal, who worked the next two-thirds of the episode striking out the two batters he faced.

This was followed by Matt Pobereyko (1.0), Domingo Acevedo (1.0) and Wirfin Obispo (1.0), who scored his fourth save of the tournament.

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The setback went to rookie Albert Abreu (0-1), who pitched four innings of three hits, one run, one transfer and three strikeouts.

The races

At the close of the second inning, the Stars numbered the board against Tigers starter Albert Abreu. Elehuris Montero opened the episode with a line to the right field and that Aristides Aquino could not hold, reaching the runner until the third and then he was towed with a single by Socrates Brito to the right field.

In the fifth, the greens made another run after reliever Dany Jiménez made a wild pitch, which Sandber Pimentel took advantage of to score with the second of the game.

At the top of the sixth inning, the Tigers’ bats woke up after Ronny Mauricio hit the producing team’s first hit of a run.

In the eighth, the Stars made their third round. With the bases loaded, Brito hit a fly ball to shortstop, Júnior Lake took advantage and made the step and runs to enter the race. On the play Elehuris Montero is put out in the first, while Canó moved to the anteroom.

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