The Charros de Jalisco hit 12 hits, including a couple of home runs, to beat the Tomateros de Culiacán 8-2 on Wednesday and get one victory away from the title of the Mexican Pacific Baseball League.
Jalisco added his third victory of the final, which he put 3-2 in his favor and now he only needs to win one more time to win the championship.
Los Tomateros arrived encouraged after adding two successes in a row and in the first episode they took advantage with two runs driven by a double by Víctor Mendoza, but from then on pitcher Orlando Lara and his relievers dominated.
Charros turned the scoreboard around in the third act by scoring three times with singles by Cubans Dariel Álvarez and Félix Pérez, double by Christian Villanueva, who drove in one run, and single by Amadeo Zazuela, who drove in two.
The visitors extended the advantage in the sixth inning with a double by Álvarez and a home run by Villanueva and added another three runs in the seventh with a home run by Pérez with two men on base.
ANDhe game was won by Orlando Lara, with four hits allowed in six innings in which he allowed two runs and struck out five opponents; Anthony Vasquez lost.
For the Charros, Dariel Álvarez went 3-4, Pérez 2-3 with a home run and three RBIs and Villanueva, 2-4 with a homer and three RBIs. This Friday will be game six of the final in Zapopan, Jalisco, home of the Charros.
The champion will represent Mexico in the Caribbean Series in the Dominican Republic, from January 28 to February 3 next.