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Yucatán Leones upset Monterrey, are Mexican Baseball League champions

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Revelers celebrate the Leones’ big victory at Mérida’s Monumento a la Patría. Photo: Telesur

Baseball fans on Monday crowded the Monumento a la Patria after the Leones de Yucatán won another national championship title.

The local team upset the Sultanes de Monterrey in their own stadium with a 6-1 victory.

It was the fifth Mexican Baseball League championship for the Leones.

Revelers celebrate the Leones’ big victory at Mérida’s Monumento a la Patría. Photo: Telesur

Much of the credit went to Venezuelan batter José “Cafecito” Martínez, who helped the Leones come from behind with an RBI single in the fifth inning and a three-run homer in the seventh. In the ninth inning, a home run by Walter Ibarra was the icing on the cake.

It was a come-from-behind victory. The Leones arrived in Monterrey with the series down 2-3.

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