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Mexico City-Monterrey Recap: Mexican League Showdown Kicks Off League Season

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Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IMarch 25, 2009

The Mexico City Red Devils defeated the Monterrey Sultans, 4-3, to kick off the start of the Mexican League and the Minor League Baseball season.

Mexico scored first in the bottom of the second when Carlos Valencia scored off a Jose Luis Sandoval single.

Mexico would strike for two runs in the fourth. In the sixth, Eduardo Arredondo would triple, and set himself up to score when Oscar Robles sacrifice flied to score him.

Mexico would quench a three-run eighth by Monterrey.

Roberto Ramirez picked up the win for Mexico with three strikeouts, five hits, and no runs allowed. Monterrey's Adrian Ramirez gave up four runs and took the loss. David Cortes picked up his first save of the season.

The Mexican League picks up again tonight.

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