The winter baseball semi-finals begin today in the Quisqueya (Santo Domingo) and Julian Javier (San Francisco de Macoris) stadiums. A total of 18 games will be played in the round robin. The two teams that win the most games will pass to the playoffs, where each team will be homeclub for nine games, as reported in Diario Libre. The winner and runner up this year, will play Venezuela and Mexican teams in the Caribbean Series 50th anniversary championship, set for Santiago de los Caballeros, home town of the Aguilas.
Escogido and the Toros were eliminated in the regular season this year. The Gigantes won the regular season, followed by the Licey, the Aguilas and the Estrellas.
Pitching tonight for the Aguilas will be Jose Lima (3-2 and ERA of 2.66) and Jose Mercedes (3-2 and 3.06).
Regular Season final standing