HAVANA.- The powerful lineup of the leader Las Tunas amounted 12 hits, including four doubles, when defeating Pinar del Río 8-3 and remains as leader of the 57th Cuban National Baseball Series.

There were offensive highlight to catcher Yosvany Alarcon, who batted 3 for 5, and OF Jorge Yhonson, 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

The win went to reliever Yasmani Hernandez Rojas and closer Yosbel Alarcon earned his eleventh save of the season.

Meanwhile, Matanzas, who appears second in the standings, beat away 5-4 Granma, current monarch, who now ranks fourth.

The Crocodiles were losing 1-3 in the seventh frame when they scored 4 decisive runs, including a two-RBI single by SS Yorbis Borroto, while LF Juan Vazquez also shone when hitting 2 for 4 with a solo homer.

Left-hander Yoanni Yera got his eleventh win, thus matching as leader of this stat with Las Tunas´ Yoalkis Cruz, while Alain Sanchez took the loss and Ramon Licor achieved his fifth save in the campaign.

The match Artemisa vs. Industriales was suspended and they will hold a double header today starting at 10 am, thus, the latter appears third in the standings after the loss of Granma to Matanzas.