The Clásico Venezolano was packed with fans during a dramatic and exciting Wednesday night, as Los Melenudos scored in the tenth inning to get a 5-4 win over Navegantes del Magallanes.
The debutant Harold Castro, scored the first run of the match after José Rondón hit a double to take the lead 1-0. But Daniel Mayora scored a 2-run home run to put Magallanes ahead 2-1 in the second inning.
In the fourth inning, Lenyn Sosa (.277) hit a double and level the score at 2-2. Wilfrido Jiménez with a strike out leave Pereda in third base to miss the great chance to take the lead again.
¡ESTO ES CARACAS! 💪🦁
Nos llevamos la victoria en entradas extras para vencer a nuestro eterno rival @Magallanes_bbc
— Leones del Caracas (@leones_cbbc) November 24, 2022
In the fifth inning, Magallanes put Álvarez at pitcher. A Magallanes error put Castro on scoring position, and Tejada hit a single to set Castro off and score for Leones del Caracas, making it 3-2. Mayora (.204) stepped up with a fly ball to the left field, letting Rosario score from third base to level the score once again.
Leones ran out winners in extra innings thanks to a moonshot from Alexander Palma and some magic from Ferrini, the league leader in batting average (.392).
Around the LVBP
The sixth week of the Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional (LVBP) has shown us the battle for the top, between Leones del Caracas (16-9) and Cardenales de Lara (17-7). Cardenales lead the table with a 1.5 game lead.
On Tuesday, Leones del Caracas – one of the most popular teams in the country and winners of 20 championships in their history – had a great chance to take the lead. But Cardenales defeated them 6-2 at Estadio Olímpico de Caracas to remain at the top.
Ronald Acuna Jr has a big debut
The Atlanta Braves outfielder of the MLB, Ronald Acuñar Jr, made his debut with a 3-run Home Run for Tiburones de La Guaira in the eighth inning to lead a victory over Navegantes del Magallanes on Tuesday.
Check this out for a debut strike:
NOOOO ME LO PUEDO CREEERRRRR RONALDDDDD TE AMAMOS 😍😍😍
DE EMERGENTE Y SU PRIMER TURNO EN LA LVBP Y CONECTA ESTE TABLAZOOO 🦈🥁🦈🥁
— Tiburones Report (@TiburonesReport) November 23, 2022
MLB making a mark in Caracas
The former MLB Detroit Tigers Harold Castro (2018-2022) made his debut for Leones del Caracas with a 5-4 record against Magallanes. It is the 5th tournament for the infielder who register and 271 AVG in 2022 in MLB.
In addition, the New York Yankees second base Gleyber Torres will join Leones del Caracas in the upcoming days. Last MLB season registered a batting average of .257 and 24 home runs.
These were the results of last night’s LVBP matches:
¡Resultados de hoy!
— #ConTodoYMás ⚾️🇻🇪 (@LVBP_Oficial) November 24, 2022