The Piratas de Campeche (15-23) defeated the Bravos de León (22-17) 8-3 at Estadio Domingo Santana in León on May 6. The loss ended an 11-game winning streak for the Bravos.
Bravos starter Alejandro Soto struck out the first two batters he faced, and was one strike short of striking out the side. Instead, DH Olmo Rosario hit one over the left field fence. The next batter, 2B Henry Alejandro Rodriguez, hit a double, and scored on a single by Jovan Rosa. The Bravos got a run in the bottom of the first when LF Felix Pie scored when DH Quincy Latimore reached on a fielder's choice. The Bravos got two more on a single by RF Cedric Hunter, and led 3-2 after one inning.
The Bravos didn't score again. The closest they came was in the bottom of the fifth, when CF Junior Lake drew a walk with two out, then stole second base. However, the inning ended with Latimore striking out.
The Bravos were held to seven hits. Five of them were off starter RHP Aldo Montes, who got the win. RHP Loiger Padron pitched the seventh and eighth innings, allowed two hits. RHP Pedro Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth inning.
The game was close until the ninth inning, however. The Piratas got the winning run on a two-RBI single by CF Danry Vasquez in the second inning. They went up 5-3 on an RBI infield single by LF Asael Sanchez in the fourth. They loaded the bases on the top of the seventh, but a long fly ball hit to center field by 1B Ivan Araujo ended the threat. The score stayed 5-3 until the Piratas put it away with three runs in the top of the ninth, on an RBI double by Araujo and a two-RBI single by RB Alberto Querales (Barquisimeto, Venezuela).
Danry Vasquez finished 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. 2B Niko Vasquez went 2-for-3 for the Bravos. Bravos starter Alejandro Soto got the loss. The Bravos used seven pitchers.
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Rosario (Haina, Dominican Republic) was in the Rays organization in 2002, and the Giants organization in 2008. Rodriguez (Maracay, Venezuela) played in 21 games for the Reds in 2012 and 2013. Rosa (Santurce, Puerto Rico) was in the Cubs organization 2007-10. Padron (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) was in the Cubs organization 2009-14. Rodriguez (Barcelona, Venezuela) has been playing in the Minors since 2005. Danry Vasquez (Ocumare de Tuy, Venezuela) was in the Tigers and Astros organizations 2011-16.
Pie (La Romana, Dominican Republic) played six seasons in the Major Leagues, with the Cubs, Orioles, and Pirates; he had a career average of .246. Latimore (Raleigh, NC) was in the Pirates organization 2007-14, the Nationals organization in 2014, and the Orioles organization 2014-16, and the Tigers and Dodgers organizations in 2017. Hunter (Decatur, GA) played in 19 Major League games, with the Padres in 2011, and the Phillies in 2016. Niko Vasquez (Oxnard, CA) was drafted in the third round by the Cardinals in 2008, was in the Reds organization 2012-13.
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The Damas de America mariachi band provided pre- and post-game entertainment.