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Matanzas Seems Unstoppable in Cuban Baseball Series

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Matanzas Seems Unstoppable in Cuban Baseball SeriesHAVANA, Cuba, Feb 16 (acn) Matanzas kept its unstoppable pace towards qualifying for the postseason of Cuban baseball championship and increased the lead at the top of the standings, after knocking out 10-0 Artemisa.

The veteran right-hander Jonder Martínez allowed just two hits in seven innings of work to guide the Matanzas Crocodiles to victory, while Miguel Lahera took the loss by allowing six hits and four earned runs in only two innings.

Leonelkis Escalante hit 4 for 5 with for runs, while Yadiel Hernandez hit 2 for 3 with three RBIs as the most outstanding offensively by the current national runner up.

Matanzas achieved its 41st win of the season against 21 losses, and now appears three games ahead of Granma, second in the standings, who scored its second consecutive defeat against Industriales with a score of 13-6.

Rudy Reyes and Lisbán Correa hit homers for the winners , with credit from the mound to the record of the veteran Alberto Bicet while Yordanis Samon and Urmani Guerra also homered for the defeated.

In the other matches of the day, the monarch Pinar del Río took revenge by beating 8-1 Ciego de Ávila, to re-tie in the fourth place of the standings with Isla de la Juventud, which lost 3-6 to Holguin.

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