Yucatan headed to championship

Yucatan defeated Angelopolis 6-2 to clinch a spot in the Mexican League championship series. (Hector Gonzalez/Tigres)

By MLB.com | August 18, 2006 10:24 PM ET

The Leones de Yucatan advanced to the Mexican League championship series with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Tigres de la Angelopolis on Friday.

After dropping the opener of the best-of-7 series, the Leones won four in a row and will face Monterrey for the league title beginning on Tuesday.

Said Gutierrez and Luis Arredondo had two-run singles for Yucatan, which outscored Angelopolis, 25-10, following a 7-1 setback in Game 1.

David Dominguez (1-0) picked up the win in relief, allowing a run on one hit with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings.

Jorge Alberto Vazquez hit a pair of solo homers for the defending champion Tigres.

Angelopolis starter Pablo Ortega (3-1) surrendered four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one. --Marc Jimenez/MLB.com

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