Panama showed muscle on Tuesday in its return to the Caribbean Series, defeating the Dominican Republic 4 races by 2 on the second day of version 61 of the ball tournament, which takes place in the Panamanian capital.
The Panamanian troop hit first in the second episode, when shortstop Javier Guerra fired a long home run for the right field.
Guerra, who is from the organization of the San Diego Padres, toured the bases before the ovation of the Panamanian fans who came to the stadium.
The right-hander Harold Araúz remained blank in five innings and allowed only three hits, he left without a decision of the match.
It was not until the sixth episode, when the Dominican team, with two outs mounted a revolution against the former Panamanian bigleager Severino González.
Junior Lake came on base for a walk and advanced unstoppable Aneury Tavarez, who then tied the game for an unstoppable hit of Edwin Espinal. The Dominicans managed to fill the bases, but the relief of Andy Otero stopped the intentions of those from Quisqueya.
Otero took the seventh in zero, to make way for the key moment of the game in the eighth inning.
The episode started with a hit to Jonathan Galvez, who advanced by touch of sacrifice of Johnny Santos and a wild pitch, and then step on the register by an unstoppable of Rodrigo Orozco, to go up 3-2 on the board.
The same Orozco scored the fourth in Panama, after an unstoppable in the field of Edgar Muñoz.
Otero retired two-thirds of the eighth episode before leaving it to Enrique Burgos to the final of the inning and maintain the advantage.
In the top of the ninth, the coach of Panama, Manuel Rodríguez, did not want frights and brought the Panamanian closer and ex-bigleaguer Manny Corpas to seal the first victory of the hosts, in the return of the Central Americans to the Caribbean Series.
At the end of the duel, the Panamanian left-handed Andy Otero, second shooter of the Panamanian troop, took the victory with a work of two episodes, without allowing hits or races and struck out two Dominicans, the defeat was for Jhan Maríñez, third pitcher who Fernando Tatis used in the game.
The work of Otero was cemented in the offensive of 10 Panamanian hits, having as a figure Javier Guerra 4-2, with home run, two pushed and one scored. For Dominican the best with the wood was Alfonso Reyes of 4-2.
Today, Cuba will face Venezuela at 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT) and closes the day Puerto Rico against Panama at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT).