2018 Postseason: Stallions come from behind to beat Woodcuters in Game 3

Following a couple frustrating losses to begin the 2018 Cuban Finals, the Stallions snagged a much-needed 10-6 win over the Woodcutters in Game 3 on Tuesday night at Mártires de Barbados Stadium in Granma. Their series deficit is now cut in half before Wednesday night’s Game 4. 


Raúl González slugged a three run homer to close out a six run first inning to lead Granma to a 10-6 win. 

Las Tunas starter Vladimir Baños could retire just one of the seven hitters he faced, getting tagged for all six runs on five hits and a walk. The one hitter he retired was Alfredo Despaigne, but he got credit for a sacrifice fly and an RBI.

Vladimir Baños SP / Las Tunas (2018 Cuban Finals, Game 3)

IP: 0.1 H: 5 R: 6 ER: 6 SO:0 BB: 1 HBP: 1 WP:1 HR: 1

The two teams combined for 30 hits in the game. 

Granma had 11 of their 17 hits by the third inning, extending their lead to 9-2. 

Las Tunas did go deep three times, Rafael Viñales hitting a two run shot in the fourth, the second straight day in which he has gone deep. Daniel Castro hit a solo shot in the seventh and Yordanis Alarcón contributed a solo blast in the eighth. 

Alain Sánchez pitched 6.2 innings for Granma allowing two homeruns and five total runs. He was replaced with two outs in the seventh by Raidel Martínez, who retired the last hitter and then worked two additional innings to preserve the victory. 

Alain Sánchez SP / Granma (2018 Cuban Finals, Game 3)

IP: 6.2 H: 9 R: 5 ER: 5 SO: 3 BB: 3 IBB: 1 HBP: 1 HR: 2

Alain Sanchez

Game 4 at Stallions Stadium will feature starters Lázaro Blanco of the Stallions and Luis A. Gómez of the Woodcutters.

Las Tunas is still up two games to one with two more games at Granma.

2018 Cuban Finals

Game 3: Granma Stallions 10, Las Tunas Woodcutters 6

Game 4: Wednesday, January 24, 7:15 pm at Mártires de Barbados

Las Tunas leads the series 2-1


Source: (Photos: Calixto Llánes & R. López-Hevia)