Licey wins first game

The Dominican Baseball League’s round robin playoff began yesterday with the Tigres del Licey defeating rivals Aguilas del Cibao 3-1. Pitcher Jose Mercedes pitched six solid innings, giving up one run and five hits. In other baseball news, Willis Otanez’s homerun gave the Estrellas Orientales a 1-0 lead and a victory over the Gigantes del Cibao. In the round robin format teams will play a total of 18 games and the two teams with the most wins will face off for the winter league championship.

For game details, see www.lidom.com