Giants take command at full gallop

Ozuna once again walked and Peguero towed four to lead the 10-5 win at the Tetelo Vargas Stadium.
The Giants were down 5-1 at the start of the third and were up 6-5 in the fourth. Fear not, Ozuna and the selfie are here. The rest was a concert of runs and a comfortable victory to take command of the final autumn-winter series.

Ozuna hit a home run, Carlos Peguero towed in four and the Giants defeated the Estrellas Orientales 10-5 last night in a game held at the Tetelo Vargas Stadium in San Pedro de Macorís. With their victory, the team led by Luis “Pipe” Urueta takes a 2-1 lead in the final round of the tournament, which is tied at 7-4. The final is suspended today and will continue from tomorrow without a break until Monday if necessary.

Ozuna’s hit, nicknamed “El Oso”, was in the top of the fourth inning off the bat of defeated reliever Wei-Chieh Huang (0-1), a two-run blast that sailed over the left field fences after being connected on a 3-1 count, turning the score 6-5 in favor of the Colts.

The Tetelo Vargas was momentarily turned off after that home run, celebrated by Ozuna and his teammates on the rubber with the famous self-portrait that is the subject of debates on social networks.

The winning pitcher was Luis Leroy Cruz (1-0), who worked two and two-thirds innings in relief. It was the second loss in a row for the Estrellas, after having won eight in a row. On their side, the Giants won their second win in a row.

The “Jaya” squad did not finish in the best way in the Todos contra Todos, but has won three of the last four. The same applies to Ozuna, who closed the semifinal with a poor offensive performance, especially with men in scoring position, but has homered in the Giants’ two victories in this final series.

In Tuesday’s game, the left fielder towed three of his team’s six runs, thanks to a home run that made the Julián Javier Stadium vibrate.

During the game there were two incidents without major consequences. The first involved Moisés Sierra, which led to both dugouts being emptied in the fifth inning, and another in the seventh with Ozuna and several people who were in the stands on the left side of the stadium.

For the second time in a row, the pitching of the green team failed again. As happened on Tuesday in San Francisco, their starter could not hold the initial lead they were given. On the other hand, the winners’ relievers made their presence felt and José Sirí shined with several spectacular plays in center field.

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