2017 Cuban Finals

2017 Cuban Finals: Granma Sweeps Ciego de Avila for Cuban Championship

No one said it would be so easy. There have been five sweeps in Cuban championship history. Granma made it six, winning their first Cuban championship with a game four 3-2 win.

BOXSCORE: Grm 3, Cav 2

Guillermo Aviles drove in Alfredo Despaigne from third with a sacrifice fly to drive in the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth. Granma scored the run without benefit of a hit, three walks loading the bases and advancing Despaigne to third.

2017 Cuban Finals: Despaigne with the Game Winner for Granma. Horses lead the series 1-0

Alfredo Despaigne is the one Cuban star who has not bolted for the United States for the greater gold. He has played a couple years in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines on a contract negotiated by the Cuban government but Chiba did not find themselves in a championship series.

BOXSCORE: Grm 4, Cav 3 (10)