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Leones back at home, prepare for another pair of series against North Division rivals

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The Leones de Yucatan in their home park in Merida.

Merida, Yucatan — After an exhausting pair of hard-win series against two Northern Division rivals, the Leones return to Kukulcan Alamo Park today to face the Rieleros de Aguascalientes.

For the next three days, the Leones have a special “Subscriber Series” offer for fans with a Rugiabono season pass, plus two-for-one offers, “Ladies Night” on Wednesday and children admitted for free.

The Leones are at the top of the South Division thanks to tight pitching combined with strong batters in the lineup, particularly Leo Heras, Jonathan Jones, Luis Juárez and Alex Liddi.

Yoanner Negrin and Cesar Valdez are considered two of the best pitchers in the entire Mexican Baseball League.

Rivals Aguascalientes and Durango will seek revenge after losing their respective series to Yucatan last week.

For its part, Aguascalientes has a powerful batting lineup headed by Saul Soto, Michael Wing, Richy Pedroza, Marc Flores and Carlos Rodriguez.

For Tuesday, the opening match will be between Bennett Parry (0-0, 9.45 ERA) and Miguel Peña (1-5, 8.15 ERA). On Wednesday, José Valdez (2-1, 6.64 ERA) will take the stage to face star Yoanner Negrín (7-3, 2.62 ERA). The final clash will be pitched by Rolando Valdez (1-3, 8.14 ERA) and Cesar Valdez (9-1, 2.69 ERA).

The three games at Parque Kukulcán Alamo will be at 7:45 p.m., and tickets can already be purchased at superboletos.com, Leoneshop Galerías Mérida, Leoneshop Vector 50 and Mundo Deportivo. VIP Zone $250, Central Armchair $125, Side Armchair $80, High Armchair $50, and General $25.


Tuesday, July 2, 7:45 p.m

Wednesday, July 3, 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4, 7:45 p.m.


Radio: La Comadre 98.5

Television: SIPSE TV

Probable pitchers

Bennett Parry (0-0, 9.45 ERA) vs. Miguel Peña (1-5, 8.15 ERA)

José Valdez (2-1, 6.64 ERA) vs. Yoanner Negrín (7-3, 2.62 ERA)

Rolando Valdez (1-3, 8.14 ERA) vs. César Valdez (9-1, 2.69 ERA)

Latest Lineups

Rieleros de Aguascalientes

Richy Pedroza SS

Julián Castro 3B

Michael Wing 2B

Saúl Soto DH

Marc Flores 1B

Eliezer Ortíz CF

Edson García RF

Carlos Rodríguez C

Amilcar Gómez LF

Leones de Yucatan

Jonathan Jones CF

Walter Ibarra 2B

Alex Liddi 3B

Luis Juárez DH

Sebastian Valle C

Leo Heras LF

Yeison Asencio RF

Xavier Scruggs 1B

Jorge Flores SS

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