Manny Barreda limited the Algodoneros de Guasave to a pair of hits and the timely hitting of the Tomateros de Culiacán reappeared to get the 4-0 victory and in turn settle for the third time in a row in the final of the ARCO Mexican Pacific League and continue dreaming of the three-time championship.
Tomateros came to the sixth game determined to tie the ticket and they did damage from the first inning. Jesús Fabela opened with a double, he got ninety feet from the register with a sacrifice touch from Ramiro Peña, falling to the pool with a sacrifice fly from Sebastián Elizalde. The second culichi blow came in the fourth roll at the feet of Joey Meneses, who was put into circulation with a double and reached the promised land with a single by Víctor Mendoza.
The sour cherries would make their rivals’ crockery heavier on the sixth roll by adding yet another hairline. Sebastián Elizalde anchored in the initial with unstoppable, Joey Meneses negotiated a ticket, then Elizalde went to the anteroom with a bad return to the intermediate of David Holmberg, Víctor Mendoza towing him with a lift to the left meadow of Víctor Mendoza.
Culiacán would tie the game in the eighth chapter by scoring the last race. Victor Mendoza extrabased to left field to reach the promised land with a similar hit by Stevie Wilkerson.
Manny Barreda showed his category and in 6.2 innings he allowed only a couple of hits to get the victory, complementing his work with five walks and six strikeouts. Sasagi Sánchez, Derrick Loop and Alberto Baldonado followed him on the mound.
On the other hand, Jordan Kipper was the one defeated by accepting a pair of earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. David Holmberg, Roman Peña Zonta, Rafael Cordova and Matt Pobereyko were the other pitchers that Óscar Robles used.