Puerto Rico Wins 2017 Caribbean Series Crown
MEXICO – Yadiel Rivera sprinted home on Jonathan Morales’ sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning to help Puerto Rico claim the 2017 Caribbean Series title with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night over Mexico.
The Criollos de Caguas, which stumbled to a dismal 1-3 record in the round robin, earned their first Caribbean Series championship since 1987 and fourth overall.
Adalberto Flores pitched brilliantly for the newly crowned champs and took a no-hitter into the sixth. The tall right-hander yielding one single and a walk to go with two hit batters over six frames before exiting with a blister on his right hand.
Reliever Miguel Mejia worked two scoreless innings to notch the win.
2017 CARIBBEAN SERIES RESULTS:
Cuba 4, Dominican Republic 0
Mexico 4, Puerto Rico 2
Venezuela 4, Puerto Rico 3
Mexico 7, Dominican Republic 2
Cuba 6, Puerto Rico 1
Mexico 5, Venezuela 1
Puerto Rico 10, Dominican Republic 2
Venezuela 8, Cuba 3
Venezuela 4, Dominican Republic 3
Cuba 4, Mexico 0
Puerto Rico 9, Venezuela 6
Mexico 1, Cuba 0
Puerto Rico 1, Mexico 0 (10)