Last years champions, Industriales, are in third place one and a half games back in the western division. Photo: Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 18 — Cienfuegos (11-5) and Ciego de Avila (11-5) are riding on top of Cuba’s 2010-2011 baseball standings approaching 20 percent of the 90-game season.

In the individual statistics Industriales’ Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1) leads the league with a 0.33 ERA and also with 25 strikeouts, while seven pitchers have three wins.  Michel Rodriguez of La Habana leads all batters with a torrid .475 average ahead of Joenni Southeran of Guantanamo .467.  Jose Abreu of Cienfuegos, Alexander Malleta, Industriales, and Alexander Guerrero, Las Tunas lead with seven homers, while Edilse Silva of Holguin has 27 RBIs.

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Standings (including games of 12/17)

Teams (Western Division)WLPctGB
La Habana106.6251.0
Pinar del Rio97.5632.0
Sancti Spiritus88.5003.0
Isla de la Juventud511.3136.0
Teams (Eastern Division)WLPctGB
Ciego de Avila115.688
Villa Clara107.5881.5
Santiago de Cuba88.5003.0
Las Tunas88.5003.0

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