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Five Leones produced more than two hits despite losing against Saltillo on Friday. Photo: Leones

Saltillo, Coahuila — The Leones’ hot streak was cooled down at the beginning of a three-day series against the Saraperos de Saltillo on Friday.

A three-run home run in the eighth inning by Josuan Hernandez led the Saraperos to a come-from-behind 8-6 win over Yucatan.

In the top of the ninth, Yucatan cut into the lead on a wild pitch that scored Walter Ibarra.

Five Leones recorded at least two hits for the game.

Jose Pina (2-3) got the win with two scoreless innings, while Ronald Belisario (3-6) took the loss. Both starting pitchers received no decisions.

The second game of the series is 6 p.m. Saturday starting with Miguel Peña and Felix Doubront on the mound. The game can be followed live on La Comadre 98.5 and internetv.

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
0 0 0
0 4 1
0 0 1
6 11 2
0 3 0
0 1 0
1 3 X
8 12 1

WP: Piña (2-3)

LP: Belisario (3-6)

SV: Gutiérrez (1)

HR: Hernández (9) for SAL

Sources: Leones, The Associated Press

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