On July 26, 2018 — With three days still to play, Puerto Rico locks up Gold at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games; it is their third Gold, tying the Dominican Republic for second behind Cuba’s 12. Trailing host Colombia 1 – 0 after 7 innings, Puerto Rico improves to 5-0 as Ozzie Martínez singles off Ernesto Frieri to score pinch-runner Brian Ortiz in the 8th (Ortiz had run for Wilfredo Rodríguez-Chevere). Randy Ruiz drives in Martínez with the winner. Adalberto Flores and Fernando Cruz pitch very well for Puerto Rico. No other team is better than 3-2 and Puerto Rico has already beaten both 3-2 teams (Colombia and Cuba).

Baseball Reference July 26