The Cardenales de Lara baseball team, representating Venezuela in the Caribbean Series 2020 held in Puerto Rico, managed to pass to the grand final of the tournament by beating Tomateros de Culiacán, Mexico, 1-0, and are now waiting for the winner of the meeting this Thursday between Dominican and Puerto Rico to play the final this Friday at 8 pm.
Those led by Luis Ugueto accomplished the task at the Hiram Bithorn stadium, San Juan, achieving a victory with a rematch flavor, because Mexico was the only team that had managed to beat Venezuela and, before facing each other, both clubs had the same record in the Caribbean contest, with 4 wins and only one defeat.
¡Excelente Noticia! Los Cardenales de Venezuela son los primeros finalistas de la Serie del Caribe 2020, al ganar (1-0) a los Tomateros de Culiacán de México. Es una victoria del Béisbol Venezolano, victoria de nuestra amada Venezuela. ¡Felicidades muchachos! ¡Pa’ lante! pic.twitter.com/d8l5jud8zK
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 7, 2020
President Nicolas Maduro posted in his twitter account a congratulatory massage to the team, “this is a victory for our beloved Venezuela,” was part of the message.
The Venezuelan win was run home by Gorkys Hernández, who scored thanks to a drive from Welington Dotel to the center garden in the third inning.
Translated and edited by JRE/EF