Cuban Baseball League Resumes Play

Jonder Martinez is the league leader with six wins.  Photo: baseballdecuba.com
Jonder Martinez is the league leader with six wins. Photo: baseballdecuba.com

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban baseball season resumes play on Friday after a month long recess to allow the national team to prepare and play in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, where they won the title.

All 16 teams will see action today and each has at least 12 games left to play before the cut where 8 squads will continue on for the second half of the season.

The weekend 3-game series are Pinar del Rio vs. Ciego de Avila; Granma vs. Artemisa; Matanzas vs. Santiago de Cuba; Guantanamo vs. Holguin; Cienfuegos vs. Industriales; Sancti Spiritus vs. Villa Clara; Isla de la Juventud vs. Camaguey, and Las Tunas vs. Mayabeque.

Standings

Teams
G W L PCT
   GB
 1 Matanzas 33 22 11 .667    –
 2 Granma 29 18 11 .621    2
 3 Artemisa 33 20 13 .607    2
 4 Ciego de Avila 32 18 14 .563    3.5
 5 Isla de la Juventud  31 17 14 .549    4
 6 Industriales 33 18 15 .546    4
 7 Villa Clara 32 17 15 .532    4.5
 8 Guantanamo 33 16 17 .485    6
 9 Santiago de Cuba 33 16 17 .485    6
 10 Pinar del Rio 29 14 15 .483    6
 11 Holguin 31 14 17 .452    7
 12 Las Tunas 31 14 17 .452    7
 13 Santi Spiritus 32 14 18 .438    7.5
 14 Cienfuegos 33 14 19 .425    8
 15 Camaguey 33 12 21 .364    10
 16 Mayabeque 32 11 21 .344   10.5

 See the schedule for games of the Cuban Baseball League.


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