DSL Opens, Dominican Dodgers Win First Two

The Dominican Summer League is underway and the Dodgers entry stopped two different Blue Jay squads, winning the first 5-1 on the strength of good pitching, then banging out 16 hits in their second game to take a 6-2 decision.

Antonio Castillo (1-0) allowed only three hits and a single run over his first start of the season in the DSL opener. Christian Gonzalez added three scoreless innings over the the next three innings and Yennifree Hanson closed it out with a hitless ninth.

The three pitchers combined to strike out 10 Jays while walking none.

The Dodgers collected all the runs they needed in the third inning when with one out, Edward Bens, Marlon Sucre and Marlon Grispin singled in succession. A pair of wild pitchers allowed the other two runs.

Bens homered over the center field wall in sixth and Erick Lantigua singled and moved up on an error in the eighth. Bladimir Franco singled before Bens knocked in his second run of the game with a sac fly.
 Score by innings - May 31
Dodgers	        030 001 010-5
Blue Jays1	010 000 000-1

 Dodgers        ab r  h  bi  ave
YMartinez cf	4  0  0  0  .000
 JCastillo cf   1  0  0  0  .000
Aviles rf	4  0  3  0  .750
Morales 2b	5  0  0  0  .000
Lantigua dh	3  1  1  0  .333
Tavarez 1b	4  0  1  0  .250
Franco 3b	4  0  1  0  .250
Bens c	        3  2  2  2  .667
Grispin ss	4  1  1  2  .250
  Totals        32 5 11 4
  Blue Jays1	32 1  5 0

 Error- Grispin (1). 2b hits- Bens (1).
HR- Bens (1). RBI- Grispin 2 (2), Bens
2 (2). SF- Bens. LOB- Dodgers 7, Blue
Jays1 5. DP- Grispin, Moralez and Tavarez.

 Dodgers	  in  h  r-er bb so  era
ACastillo (1-0)	5.0  3  1-1  1  6  1.80
Gonzalez	3.0  2  0-0  0  3  0.00
Hanson	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
 Balk- ACastillo. T- 2:20.
In the second game of the season, the Dodgers banged out 16 hits but only managed to score six times. However, that was enough for a 6-2 win.

Gustavo Dominguez started and allowed only a single hit in his four innings. Geraldo Martinez gave up the Jays two runs before Rogelito Chery (1-0) put out the fire and earned the win. Charlie Mirabel earned a save.

Franco had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and knocked in two runs. Sucre singled and tripled, also collecting a pair of RBI. Adrian Aviles doubled and singled.
 Score by innings - June 1
Dodgers	        100 200 021-6
Blue Jays2	000 011 000-2

 Dodgers	ab r  h  bi  ave
YMartinez cf	5  0  2  0  .222
Aviles rf	4  0  2  0  .625
Morales 2b	4  1  0  0  .111
 Aybar ph-2b	1  0  0  0  .000
Lantigua dh	4  0  2  0  .429
Franco 3b	4  2  3  1  .333
Bens c	        4  1  2  2  .571
 Arias 1b	0  0  0  0  .000
Sucre lf	4  1  2  1  .500
Crispin ss	3  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	33 6 16 4
  Blue Jays2	32 5  5 2

 Error- Tavarez (1). 2b hits- Morales (1), 
Tavarez (1), Franco 2 (2), Bens 2 (2). 3b 
hits- Aviles (1), Sucre (1). RBI- Tavarez 
(1), Sucre (1), Bens 2 (4). Sb- YMartinez 
(1). LOB- Dodgers 11, Blue Jays2 10.

 Dodgers         in  h  r-er bb so  era
Dominguez	4.0  1  0-0  1  9  0.00
GMartinez	1.2  2  2-2  1  0 10.80
Chery (1-0)	1.1  0  0-0  2  1  0.00
Mirabel (sv )   2.0  2  0-0  2  4  0.00
 PB- Bens. WP- Dominguez. Balk- GMartinez.
HBP- Lantigua. T-3:20.

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