Cuba loses for the fourth time in Canadian-American Baseball League
Cuba received its fourth defeat on the tour by the Canadian-American Baseball League (Can-Am), it only has two wins, when losing 4-3 to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles.
The Cuban squad was limited offensively and just batted six hits in a match won by left-hander Porfirio Lopez, who allowed three earned runs and five hits in five and a third innings, despite giving away six walks.
Yosvany Torres took the loss by allowing three hits and as many runs, besides granting pair of walks in only two-thirds of an inning, while David Leblanc, Scott Kuzminsky and Kaohi Downing starred quality relieves by the victors.
Third baseman Daniel Mateo led the Trois-Rivieres Aigles offensive when hitting 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored, while shortstop Yorbis Borroto hit a double in four at-bats and drove in two of the Cuban runs.
Cuba now has a negative balance of two wins and four losses in the competitive tour agreed to 19 games against teams of several cities in Canada and the United States.
In other results, Cuban outfielder Roel Santos batted 3 for 5 with an RBI and scored two runs, and his compatriot Yurisbel Gracial hit 2 for 5 including a triple with an RBI and two runs scored in the 10-8 victory of the Quebec Capitales over the Ottawa Champions.
The veteran third baseman Donal Duarte, another Cuban player hired in the Can-Am League, highlighted for the defeated side when hitting two hits in five at-bats with two RBIs.
The Cuban team will face again today the Trois-Rivieres Aigles to continue on Friday its participation in the North American baseball circuit with a subseries of three games against the Ottawa Champions.