The Sultans of Monterrey qualify in the semifinal of the Mexican League

The Sultans of Monterrey They beat the Hermosillo Naranjeros 5-0 this Sunday, with great work from the American Michael Devine, and qualified for the semifinal of the Mexican Pacific Baseball League.

Monterrey won the series 4-3 and will face the Charros de Jalisco starting Tuesday, while the champion Tomateros de Culiacán will play the pass to the final against the Algodoneros de Guasave.

In Hermosillo, just over 1,900 from Mexico City, the Sultans took advantage in the second inning, combining a single by Issmael Salas, a double by Ricardo Serrano and a triple by Aldo Flores, who had driven a pair of touchdowns.

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Devine put the powerful Naranjeros offense to eat from his hand and was supported by his teammates who added three runs in the fifth act, by basing doubles by Roberto Valenzuela and Josuán Hernández, this one to push a run, with a homerun by Fernando Pérez .

The eighth inning was about emotions. The Naranjeros rebelled on hits from César Salazar and Jason Atondo that sent Devine off the mound.

The reliever Isidro Márquez jr retired with a grounder to Irving López and after a walk to Norberto Obeso that loaded the bases, he struck out José Cardona and Nick Torres, second and third in the lineup, who failed at good time.

In the ninth inning the Naranjeros refused elimination; Against American closer Jeff Kinley, designated hitter Isaac Paredes hit a double, but the left-hander retired Dominican Isaías Tejeda on a ground grounder, Luis Alfonso Cruz flipped to right field and Cuban pinch-hitter Rusney Castillo on ground for the first. sign the Sultans pass to the semifinals.

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Michael Devine won the game with five hits allowed and seven strikeouts in seven innings and Wilmer Rios took the backhand.

The champion of the Mexican Pacific League will represent Mexico in the Caribbean Series of the Dominican Republic, which will be played from January 28 to February 3.

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