Mazatlan's game at Hermosillo was suspended after four and a half innings with Mazaltan leading 6-2. Mazatlan trails in the best-of-seven series 3-1. They are scheduled to complete the game today.
ESTRELLAS 5, GIGANTES 3 AT GIGANTES
The Estrellas scored all five of their runs in the third, and it was enough. Jeremy Pena hit a two-run homer in the inning. Carlos Paulino was 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk for the Gigantes. Richelson Pena started but lasted just 2.2 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and no walks and striking out one.
Record: The Gigantes lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Next game: The Gigantes are at the Estrellas again tonight.
Lara did not play yesterday. Lara is 22-13, in first place in the Venezuelan League West, a game and a half ahead of Magallanes. Lara hosts Magallanes for a doubleheader tonight.
Mayaguez' series against Manati appears to still be in limbo. Mayaguez leads the series 1-0, but no other games have been played due to COVID concerns. If the series cannot be continued, Caguas, which had the best regular-season record and won their playoff series, will be declared the champion.
CANBERRA 4, MELBOURNE 2 AT CANBERRA
Canberra scored two in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead and led the rest of the way. Jarryd Dale was 2-for-4. Blake Gailen was 2-for-5. Derek Tomscha hit a home run, his fourth. Daniel McGrath pitched 3.1 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and four walks and striking out three.
Stats: Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 0-for-3 and is batting .393. Darryl George was 1-for-5 and is batting .378. Gailen is batting .333. Tomscha is batting .313. Jon Kennedy gave up one run in two innings and has an ERA of 2.57. Ex-Twin Sam Gibbons pitched two-thirds of an inning without giving up a run and has an ERA of zero.
Record: Melbourne is 5-4, in second place in the Australian League, a half game behind Adelaide.