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Despite late rally, Yucatan falls to Tijuana 6-5

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Leonardo Heras at bat for the Yucatan Leones. Photo: Courtesy

Tijuana, Baja Calf. — A fierce eighth-inning rally failed to save the day for Yucatan, which was back on the road Tuesday after a successful home series.

The Toros’ Maxwell Leon doubled twice and singled, driving home two runs to beat the Leones de Yucatan 6-5. Gabriel Gutierrez homered and singled twice with two runs for Tijuana.

Tijuana grabbed a 4-1 lead in the second after Xorge Carrillo scored on an error and Leon hit a two-run single.

After Tijuana added two runs, the Leones cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Alex Valdez hit an RBI single and then scored on a two-run single by Jorge Flores.

Gerardo Sanchez (2-0) got the win in relief while Yucatan starter Miguel Pena (1-3) took the loss in the Mexican League game.

The second game of the series at the Chevron Stadium in Tijuana is tonight (Wednesday) at 9:45 p.m., with duel on the mound between Yucatan’s Jesse Estrada (2-0, 4.03 ERA), and Tijuana’s Gabriel García (1- 0, 5.40 ERA). 

The game will be broadcast live on SIPSE TV and La Comadre 98.5.

Sources: AP, Leones

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