The first week of LVBP action closed with joy for the fans of Navegantes del Magallanes. And in a match held at the José Bernardo Pérez stadium, the home team won 5-3 against the Tigres de Aragua.
Those led by manager Miguel Cairo led the scoreboard in the second inning, after Edwin Garcia and Carlos Rodríguez They drove in the first run with singles to right and left field, respectively. For the fourth inning, García once again led off, this time with a triple to bring home Arturo Nieto.
However, the Bengali team did not take long to respond. For the discharge of the fifth Jesus Rodríguez, he hit his first home run at LVBP, while in the sixth Carlos Riveroa hit, and again Rodríguez, with a sacrifice fly, equalized the actions.
But when everything seemed headed for extra innings, in the bottom of the eighth, David Garcia also hit his first baseball homer of the Venezuelan winter, a two-run connection that allowed the Magallanes to achieve an important home victory.
The award went to reliever Jose Ruiz (1-0), who in 1.1 innings allowed no hits, walked one, and struck out one batter. The loss falls on Adam Hofacket (0-1), who allowed three hits and two runs in a complete inning, while Anthony Vizcaya (1) pitched the lock in the ninth to save the game.
In this way, Magallanes left his score balanced with four wins and four losses, and Aragua was left with three wins and five setbacks. The Turkish Ship’s next match is against Leones del Caracas, while manager Buddy Bailey’s troops will do the same against Cardenales de Lara, both on Tuesday, October 31.