By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 29 — Sancti Spiritus avoided being swept as the home team defeating Industriales 8-1 on Sunday with a good outing from Ismel Jimenez and a bases loaded triple by Yunier Mendoza. The team from the capital had opened their first round series of the Cuban baseball playoffs with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
In other playoff action, La Habana won game two over Cienfuegos 2-1 to even the other western division series. Cienfuegos had taken the opener 5-4.
In the East, Ciego de Avila got off to a good start on Sunday winning a tight pitching duel 2-1 over Guantanamo. Meanwhile, Villa Clara blasted Santiago de Cuba 11-1.
For all the details on the playoff games from Ray Otero at baseballdecuba.com click here.
On Monday, Ciego de Avila plays Guantanamo and Santiago de Cuba vs. Guantanamo. The western division teams have a rest day.