On February 4 2019 – The 2019 Caribbean Series open in Ciudad de Panamá, having been moved from Barquisimeto, Lara, because of major political unrest in Venezuela. Undaunted, the Venezuelan League representatives, Cardenales de Lara defeat Jalisco of Mexico, 5 – 1 to complete the first day’s action, behind the pitching of Nestor Molina and a two-run homer in the 6th inning by Carlos Rivero, the survivor of a road accident that killed two of his teammates the previous December. In the tournament opener, Nestor Cortes pitches 5 strong innings to lead Estrellas Orientales, the Dominican League champions, over Santurce of Puerto Rico, 3 – 1.

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National Pastime February 4
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