OBREGON 6, MAZATLAN 1 IN MAZATLAN
Batting stars: None.
Pitching star: Edgar Torres pitched seven innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out one.
Opposition stars: Arturo Lopez pitched six innings, giving up one run on three hits and no walks and striking out three. Carlos Sepulveda was 3-for-4 with a walk. Juan Carlos Gamboa was 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs. Roberto Lopez was 1-for-2 with two walks.
The game: It was a pitchers' duel for eight innings. Obregon scored first, in the second inning, on singles by Gamboa and Lopez and a sacrifice fly. Mazatlan tied it in the fourth on singles by Ramon Rios and Carlos Munoz and a double play grounder.
It stayed 1-1 until the ninth, when the roof fell in. With one out, consecutive walks to Paulo Orlando, Gamboa, and Lopez loaded the bases. Moises Gutierrez singled home a run, Tirso Ornelas hit a two-run double, and Alonso Gaitan hit a two-run single, making the score 6-1. Mazatlan went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.
WP: Tomas Solis (1-0). LP: Ryan Newell (0-1). S: None.
Notes: Munoz was 1-for-4 and is batting .326.
Torres lowered his ERA to 2.75. Roberto Espinosa struck out both men he faced to drop his ERA to 1.59.
Mazatlan left only two men on base and was 0-for-2 with men in scoring position.
Mazatlan turned four double plays.
Record: Mazatlan is 5-8, in seventh place, six games behind Obregon.
Next game: Mazatlan hosts Obregon again tonight.