Escogido also won Wednesday (with Gomez out of the lineup), so the DWL Championship series (which is a best of nine, by the way) is tied 2-2. The series takes a day off today and resumes in Cibao tomorrow.
In Puerto Rico: Efrain Nieves had an excellent relief appearance in game 2 of a doublehader, pitching 2.2 scoreless innings with three hits, a walk and five strikeouts in Arecibo's 3-2 loss to Mayaguez.
With the wins, Mayaguez has opened up a 3-1 lead in the best of seven semifinal series. The two teams are scheduled to meet in a doubleheader again today, with Arecibo needing to win both games to fend off elimination.