Félix Pérez goes yard twice and Tijuana is on the verge of advancing. (+Mexican League Report)

Félix Pérez went yard twice and now has five homeruns in Tijuana’s playoff series with Saltillo. The Toros edged the Saraperos 7-6 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead and with a win tonight could punch their ticket to the next round of the Mexican League playoffs.

Pérez in his own right has had a dream postseason. The slugger leads the playoffs in homeruns, extra-base hits (5), runs scored (9), slugging (1.533) and OPS (2.165).

JC Escarra hit a key solo-shot in his four, drove in a run and also scored on an occasion to do his part in Unión Laguna’s 4-3 extra-inning victory over Monterrey. With the win the Algodoneros tied the series at two, Escarra been a key figure for his squad hitting .375 and knocked in six runs during the series.

Cuban action on the night:

Peter O’Brien (RF) 4-0, K, Ave .118 (Pericos)

Roel Santos (LF) 4-1, 2 K, Ave .273 (Olmecas)

Maikel Serrano (DH) 3-0, R, Ave .263 (Olmecas)

Yadir Drake (1B) 4-1, Hr, 2 RBI, R, Ave .143 (Leones)

Félix Pérez (1B) 4-2, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, BB, Ave .533 (Toros)

Henry Urrutia (1B) 4-1, K, Ave .278 (Saraperos)

Yadiel Hernández (CF) 4-1, R, K, Ave .400 (Sultanes)

Albert Lara (2B) 5-0, 2 K, Ave .313 (Algodoneros)

JC Escarra (1B) 5-1, Hr, RBI, R, Ave .375 (Algodoneros)

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