Toros de La Romana win 2-1, Gain 3-0 Lead in LIDOM Final Series
Fernando Abad (Astros) pitched 6 innings of no-hit ball and the Toros pitched a combined 1 hitter to take a three games to none lead over the Estrellas in the Dominican Winter Baseball League (LIDOM) finals. The Toros won 2-1.
Fernando Abad pitches for the Toros
Julio Manon got the save, although he did give up one hit and one run in the ninth, after the Toros shutout the Estrellas through 8 innings. The Toros first run came on a Ricardo Nanita single in the 3rd inning and American journeyman Kevin Barker added the second run on an RBI single in the 7th.
For the Estrellas, Cuban Alberto Castillo pitched 6 innings and allowed only one run, but that got him the loss. Michael Martinez (Nationals) had the lone RBI for the Estrellas, when he doubled off Manon in the 9th inning.