2015 Postseason

2015 Cuban Finals: Yoelvis Fiss's Grand Slam Helps Tigers Win Game 1

Yoelvis Fiss

Ciego's Yoelvis Fiss, furthered his postseason legend in the first-inning of Friday night's Cuban Finals Game 1. With the bases loaded, two outs, Fiss clobbered the fifth pitch he saw from Isla de la Juventud Pirates starter Ulfrido García over the left-field fence and into the stands.


Grand slam. Tigers 4, Pirates 0. Fiss, a true hero in Game 1 for Ciego de Avila.

2015 Postseason: Pirates Advance to the Cuban Finals with 15-5 Win over Crocodiles

Yesterday afternoon, the Ciego de Avila Tigers punched their ticket to the Cuban Finals. On Tuesday night, the Isla de la Juventud Pirates decided to join them for their first trip to a Cuban Championship Series.


2015 Postseason: Tigers advance to the Cuban Finals with 3-0 win over Colts

Yander Guevara

For the third time in their history, the Ciego de Avila Tigers are heading to the Cuban Final.


The Tigers punched their ticket to the Finals with a 3-0 win over the Granma Colts in Game 5 on Tuesday afternoon at José R. Cepero Park.

The Tigers won the Cuban Championship in 2012 defeating the Industriales Lions in five games.

2015 Postseason: Tigers beat Colts with 7-run 8th inning, take 3-1 lead

It started out with small ball: a dead ball, a single, a bunt, and another single. By the time the 8th inning was over on Monday night, the Tigers had scored seven runs, Yeniet Pérez had hit a single for the ages and the Ciego de Avila Tigers were running away with Game 4 of the Cuban semifinals.


The result was a 9-4 victory for the Tigers over the Colts on a night they were facing Granma's best pitcher, Lázaro Blanco.

2015 Postseason: Matanzas stay alive overpowering Pirates 13-0

Yurisbel Gracial

Yurisbel Gracial went 3-for-4, hit a home run and had three RBIs Saturday afternoon to lead the Crocodiles to a 13-0 thrashing of the Isla de la Juventud Pirates. Now the teams will go deep in the heart of Matanzas to decide the pennant in the best-of-seven series. When they resume in Matanzas for Game 6, Jonder Martínez starts for the Crocodiles against Yoalkis Cruz in a rematch of Game 2, won by the Pirates 4-2 in eleven innings.


2015 Postseason: La Isla take Game 3 for 2-1 lead in the Cuban semifinals

Mendoza dominated and manager Víctor Mesa let another game slip away as the Isla de la Juventud Pirates beat the Matanzas Crocodiles 7-6 Friday afternoon, improving to 2-1 in the 2015 Postseason series against their rivals.


2015 Postseason: Ciego de Avila avenges Wednesday loss, tie the series at 1-1

Osvaldo Vázquez

Yander Guevara (1-0) stopped the charging Granma Colts in what could turn out to be a key game in the 2015 Postseason for the Tigers.


Guevara pitched six strong innings allowing only two runs and striking out 5, and the Tigers beat up on Dariel Góngora (0-1) in a 16-5 win Thursday night, that restored the order for the 2012 Champion.

2015 Postseason: Isla de la Juventud Pirates rout Matanzas Crocodiles, tie Semifinals at 1-1

Rigoberto Gómez

The Pirates once again are alive, coming back to stun the Crocodiles, 4-2, and tying the Cuban Semifinals at one game apiece in front of a 17,500 crowd at Victoria de Girón Park.


2015 Postseason: Granma Strikes First 9-2 over Ciego de Avila

Yordanis Samón

The second semifinal best-of-seven series of the Cuban Baseball Playoffs got underway this afternoon with host Granma slugging its way to a 9-2 win over Ciego de Avila. This evening Matanzas, which won its first game 11-1 Tuesday night, hosts game two vs. Isla de la Juventud.


2015 Postseason: Matanzas Crocodiles beat La Isla Pirates in Game 1

Yadiel Hernández

The Matanzas Crocodiles defeated the Isla de la Juventud Pirates 11-1 in seven innings, on Tuesday night at Victoria de Girón Stadium in Matanzas, on Game 1 of the 2015 Cuba semifinals.


The Crocodiles won this game just like they've been winning all season, small ball and pitching.