The 2024 Caribbean Series continues on Saturday, marking the third day of the short club baseball tournament. This is the 66th edition of the legendary tournament, which is being played at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida.
Naranjeros have lost their first three games and are a -3 in run differential, while Tigres have won twice and lost one.
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Mexico’s Naranjeros de Hermosillo are managed by Juan Castro, who spent 17 years in MLB as a player and also was a coach for the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. Naranjeros won the Mexican Pacific League last season and have won the Caribbean Series twice in their history.
Republica Dominacana’s Tigres de Licey, one of the most promising teams in the tournament are managed by Jose Mayorga. The club is very new, having been founded in 2019. They have won the Probeis league two years in a row and are now competing in their third Caribbean Series in club history.
Mexico’s Naranjeros de Hermosillo are managed by Juan Castro, who spent 17 years in MLB as a player and also was a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The Naranjeros won the Mexican Pacific League last season and have won the Caribbean Series twice in their history.
Tigres del Licey defeated the Criollos de Caguas with a score of 5 runs to 2. One of the most outstanding players of the afternoon for the Dominican Republic was Robinson Canó. The former New York Yankees blew the ball away with a powerful home run that helped to take away the undefeated streak from Puerto Rico.
The Dominican offense made its presence felt in the second inning. Kelvin Gutiérrez hit a double playground ball, but it was taken advantage of by Ramón Hernández, who reached home. Later, in the opening of the third inning, Robinson Canó hit a two-run home run to increase his team’s lead.
Meanwhile, Naranjeros are in dire need of a win, otherwise, they are in their last stretch to have any type of eventful participation in one of the world’s most prestigious championships.
Republica Dominicana Roster
- Pitchers: Jonathan Aro, Fernando Abad, Jairo Asencio, Lisalverto Bonilla, Neftalí Féliz, Brooks Hall, Williams Jerez, Jorge Martínez, Jean Carlos Mejía, Andy Otero, Pedro Payano, Wander Suero, César Valdez y Raúl Valdés.
- Catchers: Jorge Alfaro, Michael De La Cruz y Webster Rivas.
- Infielders: Sergio Alcántara, Vidal Bruján, Robinson Canó, Kelvin Gutiérrez, Ramón Hernández, Dawel Lugo y Gustavo Núñez.
- Oufielders: Luis Barrera, Emilio Bonifacio, Yadiel Hernández y Junior Lake.
Pitchers: Odrisamer Despaigne, Jeff Kinley, Manny Barreda, Zach Matson, Wilmer Ríos, Joe Van Meter, Omar Cruz
Taylor Williams, Curtis Taylor, José Samayoa, Fernando Salas, Luis Márquez, Jake Sánchez, Elkin Alcalá, Juan Gámez.
Catchers: Julián León, Alexis Wilson
Infielders: Isaac Paredes, Bobby Bradley, Irving López, Ramiro Peña, Roberto Valenzuela, Juan Carlos Gamboa
Outfielders: Aaron Altherr, José Cardona, Julián Ornelas, Randy Romero