57 National Series

2018 Postseason: Woodcutters Overcome Rain, and Stallions, in Cuban Finals Game 1

In the first Cuban Finals game played at Julio A. Mella Stadium, after a long rain delay and with 15,000 fans, assorted players and media on hand, The Las Tunas Woodcutters topped the Granma Stallions 6-5 in Game 1 of the series.

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Game 2 starts at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Mella stadium. RHP Yariel Rodríguez will pitch for Las Tunas and LHP Ulfrido García will be on the mound for Granma.

2018 Postseason: Woodcutters beat Lions 6-3 to force Game 7 of Semifinal Series

Las Tunas’s closer José A. García pitched two shutout innings and Rafael Viñales drove in the decisive run in the eighth during a 6-3 victory over the industrials Lions on Tuesday night that extended the Cuban Semifinals Series to a decisive Game 7.

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Game 7 is Wednesday night in Las Tunas, with the winner advancing to the Cuban Finals against the 2017 champion Granma Stallions.

2018 Postseaon: Casanova Dominant in Complete-Game Gem As Industriales Beat Las Tunas 4-2 to take a 3-2 lead

The Industriales Lions didn't need any more late-inning dramatics.

They scored early and late this time, and Erlys Casanova did the rest to put the Lions one step closer of the Cuban National Series Finals.

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Casanova had just held the Woodcutters to two runs and three hits in Industriales’s 4-2 victory on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Cuban Semifinals in front of 42,639 at Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana. 

2018 Postseason: Lions shut out Woodcutters in Cuban Semifinals Game 3, take a 2-1 lead in the series

On Thursday night in Havana and in front of a delirant crowd of 54,570, the Lions defeated the Woodcutters by a score of 4-0 in Game 3 of the 2018 Cuban Semifinals. The Lions now lead the Woodcutters 2-1 in the best of seven series.

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2018 Postseason: Granma Reaches Cuban Finals

The defending champion Granma Stallions have advanced to the finals after beating Matanzas 4-2 in game five of their best of seven series.

2018 Cuban Semifinals, Game 5:

Granma Stallions 4, Matanzas Crocodiles 2

Granma Reaches Cuban Finals

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2018 Postseason: Granma One Win From Finals

Rain delayed the playing of the semi-finals. Granma got two games in at home and beat Matanzas while the Las Tunas-Industriales was delayed by the weather and will play Game 3 tomorrow at Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana.

2018 Cuban Semifinals, Game 3:

Granma Stallions 7, Matanzas Crocodiles 2

2018 Cuban Semifinals schedule released

The schedule for the 2018 Cuban Semifinals, has been realeased.

The first series will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7:15 pm (EST) with Game 1 between the Matanzas Crocodiles (Mtz) and the Granma Stallions (Grm). The series could go as late as Jan. 14, if the Semifinals need a full seven games to be decided.

Cuba Begins its Baseball Postseason on January 4th

The regular phase of Cuba’s National Baseball Series has concluded in its 57th edition and everything is ready for the postseason, although we will have to wait until the New Year for the final battles for the title to begin.

At the end of the second half of the 2017-2018 season, Matanzas (60-29), Las Tunas (59-31), Industriales (51-38) and Granma (49-39) won the right to play the most coveted crown of Cuban sports, thanks to their good performances throughout the campaign.

Cuban League Update

Myworld has been remiss in our reporting of the Cuban Nacional Series. They have already completed the first half of the season and are now in the round robin portion. With the many defections the power structure of the league has changed. Myworld was not able to get numbers on relievers because many of the websites we normally relied on for stats either have an innings limit for their pitchers or their stats are incomplete or only provide second half numbers. So we did the best with what we could piece together. Below are the standings of the league to date:

57 NS: In Opening Day Villa Clara beat Granma 2-0. Opening Day Results

Norel González went 4-for-5 against Granma.

After a long recess Cuban Baseball’s 2017 regular season has finally arrived, with the Opening Day celebrated last Saturday.

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The season officially began on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when the Granma Horses starter César García delivered the first pitch to the Villa Clara Leopards. The Leopards started one of their aces, RHP Alaín Sánchez, but needed extra innings to beat the defending champions, 2-0. It was the first extra innings game in Opening Day since the 2012-13 (52 NS) season.