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Giants erupt early in 10-4 victory to even series

The Carolina Giants scored all of their 10 runs in the first four innings en route to a Game 4 win over the Criollos in Caguas on Tuesday night. (LBPRC)

By The Star Staff

The Carolina Giants defeated the Criollos de Caguas 10-4 on Tuesday in the fourth game of the 2023-24 final series of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League at Yldefonso Solá Morales Stadium in Caguas.

With the win, Carolina evened the series at 2-2 and handed the Criollos their first loss at home in the postseason.

The visitors scored all their runs in the first four innings. The first two came in the first inning on a double by JC Escarra and a single by José Sermo. The Giants scored two more runs in the second inning, followed by three more in the third. In the fourth inning they added another three with a home run by Delvin Pérez.

Escarra and Johnathan Rodríguez combined to drive in four runs for Carolina.

Caguas scored a run in the first inning and added one run each in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings. Johneshwy Fargas went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Import Harrison Francis took the loss for the Criollos, allowing the first four runs, two unearned, in 1.1 innings. Southpaw starter Luke Westphal picked up the win for the Giants, with five strikeouts and two runs allowed over five innings.

The series was to continue Wednesday night with Game 5 at Carolina’s Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium.

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