Merida, Yucatan — The Leones are back home at Kukulcán Alamo park, continuing a winning streak that has extended to six games.
Luis Juarez hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading Yucatan to a 3-1 win over the Olmecas de Tabasco on Tuesday.
The single by Juarez, part of a three-run inning, gave the Leones a 1-0 lead before Xavier Scruggs hit a two-run home run later in the inning.
The Olmecas cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Oswaldo Arcia hit an RBI single, bringing home Ronnier Mustelier.
Yucatan right-hander Dustin Crenshaw (1-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on six hits over six innings. Opposing starter Dennis O’Grady (1-2) took the loss after giving up three runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings.
With the win, Yucatan remains undefeated (4-0) against Tabasco this season.
Game 2 is tonight (Wednesday), with Tabasco’s Marcos Machado (1-3, 5.88 ERA) and the Leones’ José Samayoa (5-3, 3.71 ERA) starting.
WP: Crenshaw (1-0)
LP: O’Grandy (1-2)
SV: Lueke (14)
HR: Scruggs (9) for YUC