Cienfuegos, Ciego de Avila Top Standings

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) W L Pct GB
Cienfuegos 11 5 .688
La Habana 10 6 .625 1.0
Industriales 10 7 .588 1.5
Pinar del Rio 9 7 .563 2.0
Sancti Spiritus 8 8 .500 3.0
Matanzas 7 9 .438 4.0
Isla de la Juventud 5 11 .313 6.0
Metropolitanos 4 12 .250 7.0
Teams (Eastern Division) W L Pct GB
Ciego de Avila 11 5 .688
Villa Clara 10 7 .588 1.5
Granma 9 7 .563 2.0
Guantanamo 8 8 .500 3.0
Santiago de Cuba 8 8 .500 3.0
Las Tunas 8 8 .500 3.0
Holguin 6 10 .375 5.0
Camaguey 5 11 .313 6.0

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