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Merida, Yucatan — Alex Liddi homered and had two hits, driving in two, and Jesse Estrada pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday as the Leones de Yucatan beat the Pericos de Puebla 4-1 at Parque Kukulcan Alamo.

The Leones swept the three-game series with the win.

Estrada (8-2) allowed four hits while striking out three to pick up the win. American Jose Lueke racked up his 19th save in relief.

Yucatan got on the board first in the fourth inning, scoring on a solo home run by Liddi.

After Yucatan added three runs, the Pericos cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Danny Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Miguel Guzman.

Mauricio Lara (5-10) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits in the Mexican League game. He also struck out four and walked three.

Nick Torres doubled and singled for the Pericos.

Yucatan improved to 6-3 against Puebla this season.

Today, the Leones have a chance to settle the score with another rival. The final Peninsular Classic series begins 7:45 p.m. Friday when the Leones host the Piratas de Campeche. Frank Garcés (5-9, 5.81 ERA) faces Dustin Crenshaw (2-1, 3.52 ERA) on the mound.

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Win: Estrada (8-2)

Loss: Lara (5-10)

SV: Lueke (19)

HR: Liddi (7) for YUC

Sources: The Associated Press, Leones

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