Panama brought the Estrellas Orientales back to reality, landing a 4-2 win against the Dominican team in the game played during the Caribbean Series at the Panama City Rod Carew stadium. The DR had won their first game against Puerto Rico. This is the first win by a Panamanian team since 15 February 1960 when they played against Cuba.
Panama took the lead in the game thanks to Javier Guerra, who batted for a home run in the second inning of the game to the delight of Panamanian fans. Guerra plays with the Padres de San Diego.
The Estrellas’ three star ball players, Fernando Tatis, Jose Siri and did not travel to Panama to play the Series.
The Estrellas Orientales are representing the Dominican Republic after winning their first championship in 51 years. The team won the regular series, the round robin and the playoffs.
The Dominican team next plays its second game against Puerto Rico on Friday. The DR had won the first game against Puerto Rico.
7 February 2019