Cuba Baseball Playoff Schedule Set

The playoffs begin four days after the Tampa Bay - Cuba game. Photo: Juan Suarez
The playoffs begin four days after the Tampa Bay – Cuba game. Photo: Juan Suarez

HAVANA TIMES — While busy preparing for the big exhibition game between the Cuban national team and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cuban Baseball Federation also announced the schedule for the semifinal round of playoffs for the 2015-2016 local season.

The on-again-off-again season was halted four times to allow for the national team to train for international events.

League leader Matanzas hosts Pinar del Rio, the 4th place finisher, in games 1 and 2. The best-of-seven series moves to Pinar del Rio for games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). Games 6 and 7 (if necessary) will return to Matanzas.

In the other semifinal playoff, defending league champion Ciego de Avila (2nd place) hosts Havana’s Industriales (3rd place) for games 1 and 2. The series then moves to the capital for games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary). Games 6 and 7 would be played in Ciego de Avila.

Here is the full schedule for the two best-of-seven series:

Game

Visitor

Home Club

Date

#001    Pinar del Río Matanzas 26 Mar, 2016
#002 Industriales Ciego de Ávila 27 Mar, 2016
#003 Pinar del Río Matanzas 27 Mar, 2016
#004 Industriales Ciego de Ávila 28 Mar, 2016
#005 Matanzas Pinar del Río 29 Mar, 2016
#006 Matanzas Pinar del Río 30 Mar, 2016
#007 Ciego de Ávila Industriales 30 Mar, 2016
#008 Matanzas Pinar del Río 31 Mar, 2016
#009 Ciego de Ávila Industriales 31 Mar, 2016
#010 Ciego de Ávila Industriales 01 Abr, 2016
#011 Pinar del Río Matanzas 02 Abr, 2016
#012 Industriales Ciego de Ávila 03 Abr, 2016
#013 Pinar del Río Matanzas 03 Abr, 2016
#014 Industriales Ciego de Ávila 04 Abr, 2016

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