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.
¡COOOOON LAS MALETAS EEEEEEEN LA PUERTA! ¡EL NIÑO CON HOME RUN DE DOS CARRERAS CON DOS OUTS EN LA NOVENA NOS PONE AL FRENTE!
🐃 Toros de Tijuana 7
🐰 @ClubSaraperos 5
Presentado por Salsa Huichol#TorosJuntos🐃♥️ pic.twitter.com/wrqevaxUa1
— Toros De Tijuana 🐃 (@TorosDeTijuana) August 14, 2023
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)