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Puerto Rico debuts through the wide door in the Caribbean Series

Washington, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Criollos de Caguas, representing Puerto Rico, debuted today through the wide door in the Miami 2024 Caribbean Baseball Series, by beating the Gigantes de Rivas, from Nicaragua, 5-2 , in the opening match.

The Puerto Rican team made 10 hits, including eight hits, a double and a triple, to support seven pitchers and turn the score around after starting down 0-1, at LoanDepot Park.

The victory belonged to second reliever Ricardo Vélez, who in one and a third innings did not allow scores or hits, with one walk and two strikeouts.

The second fire extinguisher of the Central Americans, Jesús Linarez, took the setback by withstanding an earned run and giving up two walks in two thirds.

In the top of the second inning, Nicaragua opened the scoreboard, when first baseman Raudy Read hit a double and after two batters retired via strikes, he scored driven by a tubey from third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert before the offers of starter Eduardo Rivera.

Puerto Rico reacted in the bottom of the fifth inning, center fielder Bryan Torres hit a hit and after walks to catcher Juan Escarra and right fielder Nelson Velázquez, left fielder Danny Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly to right and tied the score at one. challenge.

A chapter later they made two, with a triple by shortstop Jack López, who found pinch-hitter Heliot Ramos on second base and a single by waiter Vimael Machín to drive in Torres from second.

The remaining scores came in the eighth, singles by third baseman Emmanuel Rivera and Ramos, a sacrifice fly by center fielder Johneshwy Fargas and an undisputed hit by Machín.

Annotations per entry:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 C H E.

-Nicaragua 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 1.

-Puerto Rico 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 5 10 0.

Won: Ricardo Vélez (1-0).

Lost: Jesús Linarez (0-1).

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