Cienfuegos Pulls Away in Cuba Baseball

Norberto Gonzalez leads Cienfuegos with a 12-1 record. Photo, cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES, March 6 — Western Division leader Cienfuegos swept its three game weekend series from Eastern contender Guantanamo to pull seven games ahead of the second place La Habana with only 15 games left in the regular 90 game season.

Playing in Guantanamo, which had been on a hot streak, Cienfuegos won 5-4, 10-8 y 10-4.

The team is led by lefty Norberto Gonzalez who has a near perfect 12-1 record.

Ciego de Avila managed to win one of three vs. Pinar del Rio and now leads the Eastern Division by one game over Guantanamo and two over Granma, which swept its series over lowly Matanzas.

Four teams from each division will qualify for the first round of the playoffs.  Last year’s league champs, Industriales, and perennial contender Santiago de Cuba, are both in serious danger of elimination.

Play resumes with a full schedule on Tuesday.  See Schedule

 

STANDINGS including games of Sunday March 6.

Western Divsion
W L AVE GB
CienfuegosCienfuegos 50 25 .667
HabanaHabana 43 32 .574 7
Pinar del RioPinar del Rio 42 33 .560 8
Santi SpiritusSanti Spiritus 41 34 .547 9
IndustrialesIndustriales 37 39 .487 13.5
MatanzasMatanzas 31 44 .414 19
Isla de la JuventudIsla de la Juventud 29 46 .387 21
MetropolitanosMetropolitanos 25 50 .334 25
 

Eastern Division

 

W

 

L

 

AVE

 

GB

Ciego de AvilaCiego de Avila 46 29 .614
GuantanamoGuantanamo 45 30 .600 1
GranmaGranma 44 31 .587 2
Villa ClaraVilla Clara 41 35 .540 5.5
Las TunasLas Tunas 35 40 .467 11
Santiago de CubaSantiago de Cuba 35 40 .467 11
CamagueyCamaguey 34 41 .454 12
HolguinHolguin 23 52 .307 23

One thought on “Cienfuegos Pulls Away in Cuba Baseball

  • March 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm
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    I am frequently in Cuba and last year in early april the basketball league had its finals. I am going to be in Habana from April 9 to 18th and woindered if there was a basketball schedult for that time period. Any help would be appreciated.

    Gracias Jim Docherty

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